Today is the first time I have earned more than 200 reputation in one day. 200 is the daily limit. However, I am still earning reputation. Currently I have an Accept and 5+ answer Up-votes that are not being counted in reputation history.

What happens to this uncounted reputation?


From here:

You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Bounties and the bonuses for accepted answers are counted separately (source). Reputation "lost" from the reputation cap is not awarded on following days.

At the very least, you'll get a "Mortarboard" badge since it's your first time to hit the rep cap.

  • :-( Aww, man. All that rep is going to waste. Any idea why this was implemented? – Edmund Feb 19 '16 at 15:45
  • @Edmund, have a look at this meta.SE thread. – J. M.'s ennui Feb 19 '16 at 15:48
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    I see. Gaming the system and the like. It doesn't make it hurt any less. Perhaps as your rep increases so too should your daily cap. Piecewise[{{200, x < 5000}, {300, x < 15000}, {400, True}}] – Edmund Feb 19 '16 at 15:54
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    You get used to it. Have a look at the Wizard's reputation history, for instance. Or, for that matter, everybody with a "Legendary" badge. – J. M.'s ennui Feb 19 '16 at 15:56
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    @J.M. I am everybody with a Legendary badge. ;^) i.stack.imgur.com/pConc.png – Mr.Wizard Feb 19 '16 at 18:55
  • @Edmund according to my /reputation page I have had about 3,000 votes (not reputation points) that did not count because of the cap, with a stinging 63 of those happening on September 6th 2013! (Check if you want.) It's just part of the game here, as is reputation itself of course. I do sometimes think that "lost" reputation would better serve the community in the form of bounties, but I suppose top contributors already have enough influence without playing Santa Claus too, and I think the developers in their wisdom realized that. – Mr.Wizard Feb 19 '16 at 18:57
  • @Mr.Wizard m.memegenerator.net/instance/55199488 – Yves Klett Feb 19 '16 at 20:20
  • @YvesKlett Unfortunately I am getting a "The page isn't redirecting properly" from that, which is a shame as I am hoping it is something funny. – Mr.Wizard Feb 19 '16 at 20:31
  • @Mr.Wizard eek, strange that, works for me. Not a big intellectual miss though, just google "legendary meme". Long week here, so that might excuse the whimsy 😁. – Yves Klett Feb 19 '16 at 21:05

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