I posted a few answers yesterday on Math.SE, and for some reason one of them picked up steam: it currently has been upvoted 22 times, which is... quite pleasing, even if it sounds vain.

Now, what baffles me is that out of these 22 upvotes, I got 91+31=122 reputation in total, which upvotes being somehow capped both yesterday and today:

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As far as I can tell, there is no downvote on that question, and I don't understand what is going on. Is it normal?

(weirdly, this seems to have happened as well on this answer yesterday, where apparently I got +60 in total (all taken into account) while receiving 7 upvotes.)

(I know it sounds very petty, but I can't help being baffled...)

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, there is a reputation cap. You can receive at most 200 rep per day from upvotes. Bounties and accepts are exempt from the cap. $\endgroup$ Jun 3, 2016 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ See here for some basic info. (And also some other posts with this tag.) $\endgroup$ Jun 3, 2016 at 13:03
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, thanks. "RTFM," I reckon :) (Should I delete my question, or can one of you post an answer that I can accept?) $\endgroup$
    – Clement C.
    Jun 3, 2016 at 13:10
  • $\begingroup$ Re: "for some reason". The reason might have been that the question feature in the network-wide hot questions list for some time. $\endgroup$ Jun 3, 2016 at 13:57
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    $\begingroup$ @ClementC. You should keep this question up - it could be a useful signpost for other people with the same question. $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2016 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ @MiloBrandt OK. $\endgroup$
    – Clement C.
    Jun 4, 2016 at 0:05


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