The reputation cap is supposed to be 200? I'm at 533 on the second day. That shouldn't be possible? Am I misunderstanding how reputation caps work?

  • I know I hit the repcap because of the badge I received, but I also surpassed 300 rep on my first day, which as I understand it, should be impossible.
    – tzenes
    Jul 8, 2010 at 16:42
  • What time counts as a new day?
    – Kevin Yap
    Jul 8, 2010 at 17:10
  • 1
    @Mew Midnight UTC.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 8, 2010 at 17:13

2 Answers 2


Remember that reputation cap only affects upvotes, not acceptance bonuses.

It's actually perfectly your highest possible reputation. You started at 101 reputation. Then, for 2 days, you earned 400 reputation putting you at 501. Then, you have two answers accepted (+30), and accepted one answer (+2), ending at a nice 533. Well, 532 if you include the one downvote you've cast.

As a test, I gave you an upvote on a post of yours. Your reputation still looks like 533, and I don't think it's going to change.

  • Ahh, the acceptance bonuses stuff was what I was missing.
    – McKay
    Jul 8, 2010 at 17:05

Reputation gained from accepted answers and bounties is immune from the cap. If you check your reputation report (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/reputation) you should see 200 coming from votes and the rest from acceptances.

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