Look at my reputation today (+231):

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I got two accept ticks, which award me 30 reps in total. Therefore, I got 231 − 30 = 201 reps for votes received.

I don't get any reputation from the upvote on top, that means I hit my rep cap today, i.e. I can only gain reputation by acceptance or bounties, etc.

Therefore I see that I hit the rep cap at 201 rep, not 200 rep.

What's wrong?

Take note of the 21 rep I received for Improve appearance of matrices as arrow labels in tikz-cd. I think it should be 20 rep.

Quite surprisingly, /reputation is correct:

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The /reputation report is an on-the-fly calculation of what your reputation should be. The information on the user profile comes from a rep history table that is rebuilt periodically.

Your account was scheduled for a rep recalc (that typically happens overnight unless triggered by something else - like a post deletion) to correct that 1 point discrepancy. I went ahead and kicked it off now, though, so both reports should be in sync now.

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    @marmot Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about that. There are a few ways we could show voting corrections, but none of them are without tradeoffs. Your account was also scheduled for a recalc and I ran it now, so I think that made things a little bit better... but that's the extent of what's possible here.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 18, 2019 at 20:23
  • Thanks! ;-) ;-)
    – user121799
    Mar 18, 2019 at 20:43

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