Not that it matters, but I was just wondering...

I just got +3 reputation for an upvote. But I always thought an upvote is +10, no?

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    Very strange! I thought I had an answer for you, but the more I look at it, the less I can explain this.
    – Daniel Mod
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:15
  • What did you had in mind? I did however offered a bounty of 50 reputation today... Maybe I reached my limit?
    – Michiel
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:20
  • Hm, odd. Try looking at apple.stackexchange.com/reputation to get a second opinion. Mar 16 '12 at 15:21
  • Yes, then that would likely be the problem. There is a 200 reputation cap. If you offered the bounty after the +3, subsequent votes could still give you reputation, but the +10 would have passed the maximum.
    – Daniel Mod
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:21
  • Welcome to the big leagues. 1k and daily rep cap :-)
    – bmike Mod
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:55
  • Hehe :-) Thanks :)
    – Michiel
    Mar 17 '12 at 11:23

In general, up votes on answers are worth +10 and up votes on questions are worth +5. There are exceptions. There is a daily reputation cap of 200, and if you hit it at the time you were upvoted, you would only receive the score that brings your total up to 200.

  • Thanks for the info, but take a look at my updated message... If I can count correctly, I count 219 reputation - 50 bounty = 169, right?
    – Michiel
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:32
  • Right, but you don't have your results displayed chronologically. The cap applies at the time you hit it. If you got an upvote that would have brought you above 200 before you offered the bounty, your score would still be limited.
    – Daniel Mod
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:39
  • Ok, thanks for your answer :)
    – Michiel
    Mar 16 '12 at 15:40

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