Today, with all of your help, I managed to overshoot my 200 reputation daily limit. I was under the impression that accepted answer points are not counted to the 200 limit. I had one answer accepted today, but finished with a total of 208 points when I was expecting 215. I knew I had passes the limits because I had some votes listed with no reputation point gain. Here is a screenshot of my rep tab: user's daily reputation summary

Please note that Division of Verses in Tanach and Plural of "Nafka Minah" are both question that I asked and the upvotes on them would be worth 5 rep points each. The rest are my answers (except where obviously otherwise).

(Just to be clear I'm not as worried about the 7 rep points as I am the potential underlying coding probelm.)

  • From the picture, it seems like the system will simply not award "partial credit" for upvotes. That is, if someone upvotes your answer, you will either get 10 rep points or none at all. In your case, since you have one accepted answer, you cannot get over 215. But awarding you 10 points will give you 218. So instead, it doesn't award any points at all.
    – jake
    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:14
  • @jake But I could have gotten an extra 5 points to 213, but the upvotes on "Division of Verses in Tanach" which is a question I asked did not get counted.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 23, 2012 at 4:56
  • Oh I see; didn't realize that was a question. My bad.
    – jake
    Jan 23, 2012 at 5:20
  • @jake Good point. I edited the question to make that clearer.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 23, 2012 at 6:02
  • I've now alerted an SE employee to the existence of this post, and hope it may therefore get looked at sooner by someone who may know what's up.
    – msh210 Mod
    Feb 5, 2012 at 17:50
  • @nick Can I get a little more explanation?
    – Double AA Mod
    Dec 18, 2013 at 7:15
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    @DoubleAA woops, that should be [status-completed], reputation systems changed since then...notice that day has 219 now: judaism.stackexchange.com/users/759/… Dec 18, 2013 at 11:08

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That is because the system does not work in Eastern Standard Time.

You did get 200 reputation in a 24 hour period:

30 rep 170 rep

Then as you can see after about 4pm eastern time the rep counting started again somehow.

And it counted 200 from the beginning of the day.

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    You want to say the maximum is 200 in any 24 hour period?
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 23, 2012 at 20:47
  • @DoubleAA No the maximum is 200 rep in one 24 GMT hour period.
    – Naftali
    Jan 23, 2012 at 21:23
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    But aren't those times in the picture GMT times? And FYI I was in Central Standard Time at the time this issue arose, not Eastern.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 24, 2012 at 1:21
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    No, when the header says "208 today" it means UTC "today", not "local-time today". Times shown are in UTC. Jan 24, 2012 at 1:45
  • @MonicaCellio are you saying 'no' to me or to Naftali? Because I think we are agreeing (UTC=GMT)
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 24, 2012 at 3:58
  • @DoubleAA, sorry, I was speaking to Naftali, not you. Jan 24, 2012 at 4:58

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