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Why does the reputation graph under your user account "Reputation" section show bars that go above the daily reputation cap of +200? Is it just the potential rep cap (what you would have earned had they not capped it)? If so that seems a bit counter-intuitive, it should represent the actual rep earned on those days.

Note: I just realized cursors aren't in screencaps, this is pointing to the tallest bar, the bar 3 place to the left of that one is at the 200 cap mark.

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You can earn more than 200 points a day. The 200 rep cap is only the rep cap for upvotes, but does not include bounties, or accepted answer points. The bar serves as a reference for the rep cap, and is fairly useful in that role.

  • Ohh that makes more sense I never realized that cap was only for updates. Thanks.
    – DasBeasto
    Aug 25, 2015 at 16:25

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