Today on Puzzling SE I earned close to 200 rep. In fact, I was at 198 reputation, and then one of my answers got upvoted, but I only got 2 rep. I totally get this, because 200 is the cap.
But then, I decided to answer another question (it was actually the same question but I decided to post two answers-it was the How can the baby live? question). Then, I got downvoted on that answer so I got -2 reputation. But, then my total for today became 198.
Shouldn't it still be 200 because the upvote that only gave me 2 rep should have given me the maximum amount it could before I reached 200 a.k.a 4 rep this time?
Am I misunderstanding something about the reputation thing? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!