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I've just hit the reputation cap (been a long time since I did that on MathOverflow) so all my incentives for answering or asking questions today have just defenestrated.

Flippancy aside, when is the "day" calculated from? At what point can I start accumulating reputation again?

  • Seems to be UTC. – ShreevatsaR Jul 27 '10 at 14:23
  • The day Starcraft 2 launches? – Sharpie Jul 27 '10 at 17:01
  • What's the cap? I want a badge =) – Dima Jul 27 '10 at 17:26
  • @Dima 200. See "What is reputation?" in the faq – Michael Mrozek Jul 27 '10 at 17:45
  • Is there actually a rep cap? Looking at my or especially ShreevatsaR’s reputation, I’d say no: the site has only existed for today and ShreevatsaR has already accumulated more rep than possible, even accounting for the accepted answer bonuses. – Konrad Rudolph Jul 27 '10 at 18:09
  • There definitely is a cap, I hit it today. I think what happened is that the private beta started just a few hours before midnight UTC, so the site's first "day" of existence was really only 3 or 4 hours long. And yet that was enough time for ShreevatsaR and maybe a couple others to hit the cap once. Now we're on the second UTC day. – David Z Jul 27 '10 at 18:38
  • @David: my point is that ShreevatsaR has more points than two days of rep-capping, plus all bonuses, allow. But I’ve just hit the rep cap too. – Konrad Rudolph Jul 27 '10 at 20:11
  • @Konrad: Ouch; my reputation is among the highest?! I should spend less time here. But note that we started with reputation of 101, not 0. I think at the end of the first day, my rep was probably 301. – ShreevatsaR Jul 27 '10 at 23:00
  • I didn't start with 101 - I definitely started at 0! I hit the rep cap at 215 (I guess that 15 or so didn't count in the count). – Loop Space Jul 28 '10 at 7:28
  • @ShreevatsaR: Duh. 101, right. All’s fine then. – Konrad Rudolph Jul 28 '10 at 12:47
  • @Andrew: As far as I know the 100 extra points are awarded to active users of the other Stack Exchange sites, i.e. when you associate your account with the accounts on other sites. – Konrad Rudolph Jul 28 '10 at 12:48
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It's the same as all the other sites, UTC. You can see the current time on the Recent Activity page (the envelope icon next to your name), at the bottom:

all times are in UTC; the current time is 2010-07-27 17:42:32Z

See also: When does a day start? on the SO meta

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