This was a question I originally intended to ask before certain temporal anomalies caught my attention.
According to this answer, paying for a bounty will actually reduce your reputation cap. I searched more recent posts, but the majority of posts that deal with both reputation caps and bounty are about the reputation you earn from the bounty, not that lost from payment. Is this accurate to what actually occurs?
My main concerns draw from the following pool of questions.
- Does paying a bounty actually reduce the reputation cap still?
- After paying a bounty, am I considered to "reach" the reputation cap after getting 200 reputation worth of upvotes, or getting a net daily gain of +200 reputation from upvotes?
- After paying a bounty, am I considered to "exceed" the reputation cap after getting over 200 reputation from non-bounty sources, or getting a net daily gain of over +200 reputation from non-bounty sources?
- Can tactical bounty assignment be used to aid in avoiding the criteria for certain cap-related badges?
There were a few other questions I figured, but they could all be derived from the answers to the above questions.