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Users may only earn a certain amount of reputation each day, with the exception of reputation coming from accepted answers and bounties.

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What is the daily reputation cap and how can I hit it?

I've found some questions and those two badges "Epic" and "Legendary" regarding the "daily reputation cap". What is it and how can I hit it?
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What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?

There has been a lot of talk about the daily reputation cap and what counts and what doesn't count and so on. But why is there a cap at all? I've seen lots of questions about whether the cap number ...
Graeme Perrow's user avatar
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Revisiting the rep cap (yes, again)

TL;DR: The rep cap system isn't as effective or fair as it might be. I'm proposing one alternative for comment, and would welcome other suggestions too. Disclaimers I'm pretty sure the rep cap hits me ...
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Mortarboard badges being awarded as a result of bounties after recalc

(Preface: I'm not on a badge witch hunt or anything, just saw something peculiar and potentially buggy) This user recently got Mortarboard but the only day he's gone over the rep cap is because of a ...
Daniel DiPaolo's user avatar
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If I hit the daily rep cap and then get downvoted, does it still count towards badges?

Say I hit the daily rep cap (with a great overhead, say 40 upvotes for answers, which would translate to 400 rep) and THEN get one downvote, then the day ends. At the end of the day I gained +198 rep. ...
Armen Tsirunyan's user avatar
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How is it possible to exceed the rep cap without reaching it?

I was browsing my reputation audit and noticed this (which looks like a nice new feature not yet mentioned anywhere) in the footer: rep cap was reached on 16 days rep cap was exceeded on 22 days Now ...
Péter Török's user avatar
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Why do the up-votes after reaching daily rep cap not contribute to compensate the subsequent down-votes?

Let's just assume that I've hit the rep cap and got the Mortarboard. None of mine have extra scores (i.e) from accepted answers, bounties, etc. All are up-voted posts. I've got some 300 points but the ...
Waffle's Crazy Peanut's user avatar
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Please get rid of daily reputation limit

Please get rid of daily reputation limit, if not on SO, then at least on MSE. On SO I can at least see both sides of the argument, but on MSE the cap seems a bit useless. Let the active members of the ...
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The rep cap is 200 per day, correct? [duplicate]

I got 11+ upvotes and only 29 rep for an answer but my daily reputation was only at 156. That's 44 short of the daily cap! I'm trying to make 20k before the Boston Dev Days, too!
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Serial Up-voting and Reputation Cap

I've just been the 'victim' of some serial up-voting: This has pushed me over the rep cap for the day, so any other up-votes I receive today won't 'earn' the rep so-to-speak. My question is this: ...
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Clarification about daily cap and accepted answers [duplicate]

I read in FAQ about daily cap limit and that it does not include accepted answers. However it can be read in 2 ways: The 15 points for accepted answer is not included The upvotes on accepted answer ...
Maciej Piechotka's user avatar
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"Recent activity" vote counts are missing/corrupt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? My Recent Activity page on meta has started cutting off reputation values (it's still there after a reload). A "20" has been cut off to a "2", and ...
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Only apply the rep cap to score from votes

I imagine this request has to be a duplicate (and I know for a fact has been mentioned in comments before), but I can't find a similar one via search other than Jon Skeet's per-post cap. I've seen ...
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What is the ideal time zone to live in for maximum reputation?

This is an offshoot of this question, where oxbow_lakes feels that casual users in the US have an advantage over casual users in the UK. I was wondering what sort of user would do best in what sort ...
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I have a rep to protect. Where is it?

(Posted here as probably applies to all sites). I was examining my reputation gain yesterday on Stack Overflow: 190. I believe I should have hit the 200 cap. Mainly due to Is uninitialized local ...
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Let me know I have upvotes even after hitting the rep cap

When you cap, you don't see any upvotes you get on your profile, therefore, you don't have any update on how your questions / answers are doing unless you look at them manually. Capping the 200 ...
ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd's user avatar
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Different colors for different rep types in the new reputation graph

The new reputation graph is nice and the gray line at 200rep is also useful. However it would be great when the different forms of reputation (votes, accepted answers, bounties, ...) would be colored ...
Martin Scharrer's user avatar
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Does the daily reputation cap also work for reputation loss?

Since there is a maximum reputation cap, is there also a cap for how much can be lost in a day?
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How does proposing a bounty affect the reputation cap?

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 ...
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How is it possible to reach the rep cap without exceeding it?

Okay, based only the title, the answer is obvious... allow me to explain. According to Jeff's statements under this question, the definitions of "reaching the rep cap" and "exceeding the rep cap" are ...
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Profile Bug - Reputation Summary Not Displaying All Lines

I noticed today that the reputation summary on my Meta profile is displaying only one line: Normally, it should display four lines, such as in my Stack Overflow profile: The bug is reproducible in ...
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Is there a bug in Epic badge calculation? [closed]

According to the reputation audit, for the latter half of yesterday my counts were: rep cap was reached on 50 days rep cap was exceeded on 50 days I didn't get Epic right away, and I thought maybe I'...
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Consolation badges for hitting the reputation cap hard

Edit: I forgot about the Nice Answer badges that situation almost certainly incurs, ignore this question from now on. Although I'm on a good way toward an 'Epic' badge on Stack Overflow, I still get ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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Proposed change to downvote calculations for fairness by intent

Why do the up-votes after reaching daily rep cap not contribute to compensate the subsequent down-votes? Doesn't upvotes received after getting voted down the rep-cap yield any reputation? These ...
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'User was removed' and '+200 reputation' limit

I've lost 10 reputation because of user was removed for the first time today and I'm just wondering, why there 10 points don't affect +200 daily reputation limit? To describe what I'm talking about ...
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Can you break the daily rep limit by deleting posts?

Suppose you've hit the daily rep limit with two answers, each earning you 10 upvotes (so, 100 rep from each). Say, you delete one of those two posts, and then the remaining one gets 10 more upvotes. ...
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Daily reputation limit and accepted answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clarification about daily cap and accepted answers The FAQ for reputation daily limit says: accepted answers ... are not subject to the daily reputation limit. but the ...
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Why my daily reputation capped at 199 points?

Today I received the maximum amount of points possible on StackOverflow - 199 (?). I answered questions and got 21 up votes 1 down vote and down-voted one answer. I know it sounds a bit picky but ...
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Reputation cap ignores reputation paid for bounty offerings

I hit my reputation cap, offered a bounty, and got 13 more upvotes after offering the bounty. The 13 upvotes didn't generate any reputation, so I was stuck at 150 reputation gained today (until one ...
SLaks's user avatar
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When will my reputation update?

On Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, my reputation is shown as 10 less than it should be, in every place it is shown. The reputation should be 11,077. The -10 rep is because the system thinks I only ...
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Rep cap kicking in a little too early?

I know there are a ton of existing questions about this, but they were all from before the March 2010 Recalc when the rules were changed, so I'm wondering if this might be a new bug. Currently my rep ...
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Reputation shown in graph, and mortarboard awarded, for CW posts?

I don't care, but just in case it's somehow important: I was just awarded mortarboard, and it seems reputation from CW posts was erroneously taken into account. This reputation also shows in my ...
Arjan's user avatar
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What is the new daily reputation cap? [duplicate]

What is the daily reputation cap after the reputation scoring changes? I've noticed that since these changes occurred I still get reputation from upvotes (not accepted answers) even after the 200 ...
Darin Dimitrov's user avatar
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Extra 2 Rep on SO Today?

I had reached the daily 200 rep score on SO today (confirmed by the 4th upvote on a post not adding any rep.) The 5th upvote on that same post, though, added 2 additional rep. Any ideas what might ...
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Less than 10 rep for an upvote without hitting the reputation cap?

Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find it. The reputation summary on SO tells me I received 180 reputation today (if I click the envelope icon, then "summary", then "today")....
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Can I carry over my points over the rep cap?

Suppose I have hit the daily reputation cap and my upvote gets cut-off. Can I just forward the points I lost to the next day? Otherwise it seems like the answerer loses out.
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What is the "daily reputation cap"? [duplicate]

This is really a mystery for me. What is the "daily reputation cap" that is required to get Epic, Legendary, and Mortarboard badges?
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Award bounties at the end of the day

Somewhat related to: Should the rep recalc award accepted answer and bounty points at the end of the day While bounties themselves allow you to go over the daily rep limit, they will still affect ...
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What effect does serial downvoting have on my rep cap?

So I was the victim of serial downvoting the other day, and just had it automagically reversed. Rather than simply removing the previous votes, I was given a bonus lump of rep with the reason "serial ...
fredley's user avatar
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Observation about downvotes and epic/legendary badge

In the "unintended consequences" category, I've noticed that since the introduction of the Epic/Legendary badge, I now avoid downvoting unless one of the following is true: I am at less than 200 ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
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Hit Rep cap more often than 200 rep?

I noticed a minor issue - or does this affect the epic and legendary badge calculation? I just open the reputation audit page here on meta and noticed: rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes *only*...
juergen d's user avatar
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Bounty question and daily reputation limit?

Is answering a bounty question immune to the daily reputation limit?
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The Stack Exchange pension, or, reaching the daily reputation limit entirely with votes on old posts

At the time of writing, 30 users on Stack Overflow have more than 500k reputation, and one user is a reputation millionaire. The millionaire user with more than 34,000 answers has posted only two ...
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Why is the rep cap set at 200? Why not 2000?

It's quite well documented that SO has a daily reputation cap of 200. Canonical and duplicate questions abound on the subject, and I understand the various aspects of the answers provided. However, I'...
Hassan Baig's user avatar
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Reputation recalculation didn't retroactively award Mortarboard [closed]

With the recalculation of reputation due to the update to rep gained from questions, there are a few stacks where I hit the daily reputation cap, where I didn't before. Take for example this profile. ...
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Does a Rep Cap discourage participation?

I mean, I know that it shouldn't, if you're just doing things for the fun of it. That's how I was too, until I answered one question in the morning in a way that caused many people to upvote it for ...
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Vote undo shouldn't subtract 10 if you've exceeded number of votes for rep limit

Just noticed this, and I'm filing it as a bug although feel free to change it to feature-request rather than status-bydesign. I was nearing my reputation gain limit for the day, posted an answer and ...
Andy E's user avatar
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Highlight the reputation number when cap is reached for the day

It's kind of a pain (when you have a bunch of downvotes you gave or got) to have to compute your rep in the 'Recent Activity' page to see how far you are from the cap. How about we change the color ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
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Do upvotes beyond the daily reputation cap count for badges?

I reached the daily rep cap, but keep getting upvotes. Do they count for getting my eagerly desired tag-specific badges? (With the 100+ for joining meta, that's 360 in a day, wow.)
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Why not switch to an answer-based reputation cap?

Sorry if this has been asked before, and I'm sure it must have been by now, but I couldn't find a previous question on this. Alright, so I've finally got myself into "answer mode" - I've spent a lot ...
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