Odd thing, I did see my increased score when this answer was accepted: What's the best way to detect an algebraic number? but no sign of the three separate upvotes. Similar for yesterday's Can an irrational number raised to an irrational power be rational? which had about 3 votes since mt edit of an hour ago. Neither question or answer shows me a Community Wiki indication.

I see, on the right there is a column of similar questions in Meta, I will look at some of those.

EDIT: Maybe this is it, I looked at the FAQ, but then I also clicked on "what is reputation" and may have found it:

"The primary way to gain reputation is by posting good questions and useful answers. Your peers will vote on your posts, and those votes will cause you to gain (or, in rare cases, lose) reputation: answer is voted up +10
question is voted up +5
answer is accepted +15 (+2 to acceptor) question is voted down -2
answer is voted down -2 (-1 to voter)

A maximum of 40 votes can be cast per user per day, however, to reach the maximum you must vote on at least 10 questions. You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day. Please note that votes for posts marked “community wiki” do not generate any reputation, while accepted answers and bounty awards are not subject to the daily reputation limit. "

Ooh, that's very different. Never mind. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Litella

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, you've just hit the daily reputation cap. Congratulations! $\endgroup$ Jan 31, 2012 at 23:55
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    $\begingroup$ Rather than editing the answer into the question, submit an answer as a separate post, an actual answer post. (: $\endgroup$ Feb 3, 2012 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ +1 for the Emily Latella reference. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Gordon
    May 14, 2013 at 7:09

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As you've seen, there's a daily reputation cap of 200.

You can read more about reputation here.

  • $\begingroup$ Is this still in play? I have seen users gain more than 200 rep outside of bounties. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2014 at 8:06
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    $\begingroup$ @DisplayName The post linked to by Anna Lear says: "You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Accepted answers and bounties are counted separately." $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Aug 23, 2014 at 13:17

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