I hit my reputation cap earlier today at 215 rep on the day, then I offered a bounty, which dropped my reputation to +165. Now all upvotes I am receiving are not adding reputation, even though I am now under the repcap limit. Is this supposed to work like this, or is it a bug? If it is supposed to work like this, it is highly confusing.

  • I think that it is supposed to work like that.
    – ave
    Jun 15, 2016 at 19:43

2 Answers 2


Because the cap is based on total rep gained from upvotes per day (possibly also suggested edits if your rep were lower) not net rep gain per day.

Reducing your reputation by any means does not alter the fact that you have gained the rep cap worth of upvotes.

Some things, like being awarded a bounty, or having rep returned due to serial voting reversal will grant you the reputation regardless of hitting the rep cap.


Working as intended.

Bounties, whether you're giving or receiving them, do not count towards the rep cap.

  • Ok, that makes sense. Just the indications of this are a bit confusing.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Jun 15, 2016 at 19:58

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