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Today I posted an answer on Physics SE which has received a fair amount of attention. However, the reputation increase stopped after about 20 upvotes. I’m not exactly sure how the reputation system works — is this an intended feature? It’d also be neat to see a general list of what actions correspond to which increases/decreases of reputation.

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, there is a cap on rep earned on a specific question per day. I've hit it once or twice. Sad but true. $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Jan 14 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ If you hit the rep cap enough times you get a badge to honour your achievement! $\endgroup$ – John Rennie Jan 14 at 17:31
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    $\begingroup$ It's to prevent people from rocketing up in reputation from, say, posting a witty one-liner that gets 100 votes because of the HNQ. $\endgroup$ – knzhou Jan 14 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ Relevant: What is the daily reputation cap and how can I hit it? $\endgroup$ – S.D. Jan 14 at 18:54
  • $\begingroup$ It is all on the help page: physics.stackexchange.caom/help/whats-reputation $\endgroup$ – Norbert Schuch Jan 15 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ @NorbertSchuch You spelled the link wrong. It should be physics.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation $\endgroup$ – Chris Jan 16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris Thanks. Wonder how the a got there ... $\endgroup$ – Norbert Schuch Jan 16 at 20:13
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Yes, this is intended. You can earn at most 200 reputation through upvotes in a single UTC day. The reputation through accepted answers is not affected by this.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's worth noting that bounties are not included in this either (though they were in the past). $\endgroup$ – user191954 Jan 15 at 1:03

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