Is answering a bounty question immune to the daily reputation limit?
Marc's answer used to be right, but as of March 2010, it is no longer correct. Bounties are now completely, totally, 100% immune to the rep cap. See the blog for the full story:
accepted answers and bounties were only partially immune to the rep cap before depending on the time of day you earned them, but they are fully immune now.
Yes and no.
It depends on "when". If you get the bounty after you've maxed, then yes; it is immune.
But if you get awarded a bounty at 2am (server time), then yes, you get the bounty, but you'll simply "max" sooner.
- 15 upvotes; 15 upvotes; 100 bounty => 300 points
- 15 upvotes; +100 bounty; 15 upvotes => 250 points
- 100 bounty; 15 upvotes; 15 upvotes => 200 points
It is (in some ways) very frustrating to get for example a 150 bounty first thing in the morning (server-time). But hey, you still get the bounty!