I know there are minor differences between votes sum and reputation, like the fact that no user can have negative reputation. However, the sum of the up/down-votes and bounties differ from the reputation very much (both positively and negatively), see here.

What am I missing? Surely there are some other things in effect, but what would make changes in reputation as large as ten thousands?

Edit: Thank you all for suggestions, daily reputation cap was the thing that generated the biggest differences. An improved query can be found here. Of course, if you would have some further suggestions, go ahead.

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    $\begingroup$ Community Wiki post? Bounty given? User suspensions? Accepted answers? There are so many things that isn't factored into the data explorer query that it isn't meaningful in anyway. $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2013 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ ... going over daily upvote-reputation limits, editing bonuses, accepting answers.... $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Oct 1, 2013 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ And also: reputation cap per day, which is likely to be a biggie for the legendary users. $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2013 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ @Arthur: Ahhh! We crossed the stream! Abort, abort! $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2013 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ And casting downvotes! (Though the effect is small) $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2013 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Willie: Next time, when someone asks you if you're a god -- you say yes! $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 19:08


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