I had no idea what "Hit the daily reputation cap on 50 days" meant. I had to come here for an explanation. Can you kindly reword it to something like "Hit the daily reputation cap 50 times".

[clarification] The way it's currently worded, it sounds like the cap was hit after 50 days or ...!? That's the confusing bit, "on 50 days". The fact that the linked question was asked (and got 7 votes) is a good indicator that the message isn't really clear. There shouldn't really be a need to come to meta to know what a simple description means?

[note] Those who seem to understand English more than the rest of us seem to agree.

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    I hit it because it owed me money. Jan 26, 2011 at 14:03
  • Shameless plug: this is why we have the list of all badges with full descriptions!
    – Pops
    Jan 26, 2011 at 15:12
  • The fact that the linked question got 7 votes doesn't suggest that it's the "on 50 days" which is confusing though - I suspect that's why this question hasn't received the same support.
    – Jon Skeet
    Jan 26, 2011 at 15:48

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Is the difference between "days" and "times" really the confusing bit? I would have thought not knowing what the daily reputation cap was in the first place would be the cause of confusion.

  • Failing that, I would think that "hit" would be the issue, since the /reputation page lists "times reached" and "times exceeded."
    – Pops
    Jan 26, 2011 at 15:11

Just add the term to the FAQ and make the "daily reputation cap" part of that text with a link to this new entry or to another place where the user can find a good answer to that. For example, the What is the daily reputation cap question here on Meta.

From my own experience, it took me more than one intent to learn what the daily reputation cap is.

I mean, I (not an English speaker) understand that there is something I have to "hit" 50 times to earn that badge, and that this thing has something to do with the rep, but I have no idea what it was until I Googled it and found it.

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