So with the new rep cap badges available, I find myself putting in more time to answer questions, which is great. But now I'm having a rep cap issue, and I find myself wondering about it.
Today I've managed to get 190 rep. When I was at 150 earlier, I noticed that an upvote for an answer I had made disappeared, and my rep went down to 140. No big deal.
But now I am at 190, and it appears that I can't get any higher than that. I can't remember how many downvotes I made today, so I'm not sure if that's the problem, or if it's one of the other many vagaries of the rep cap system. Edit - I've made one downvote today.
So my big question is, do I still count as having hit the cap, even though subsequent upvotes don't take me higher (Jon Skeet's tool shows them as counting as 0)? And the second question is why I can't go any higher? I've tried wading through all the various FAQs and Meta questions, but the cap really is quite frustrating to figure out in situations like this.
Edit - this is on SO, of course.