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Why does Kenneth L only have 3506 reputation? I noticed he has an answer with 1145 up-votes. If I do the math:

1145 * 10 (Rep for each up-vote) = 11,450

His current reputation is less than 30% of that. I am sure there is a valid reason but I can't figure it out on my own.

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Rep caps. You can't get more than 200 reputation in a day.

  • There are plenty of user that have earned more that 200 reputation in one day, yourself included. Is the the 300 rep cap per question? If so, why was that rule put in place? – Linger Aug 20 '14 at 3:02
  • Never mind Journeyman Geek, I found my answer at What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? – Linger Aug 20 '14 at 3:05
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    Jon Skeet is probably a good reason for reputation caps. As for getting more than 200 rep, accepted answers and bounties after you hit 200 don't count against caps. I'd add that I've not gotten any rep caps since I got my diamond as far as I can tell – Journeyman Geek Aug 20 '14 at 3:08
  • @JourneymanGeek Is John Skeet Modding SE? or has he legitimately earned that much rep and badges? – ThunderToes Aug 20 '14 at 15:31
  • He doesn't mod, he believes more in helping out the questioners than being the police. – Canadian Luke Aug 20 '14 at 16:03
  • Mods tend to get less rep than regular users in many cases actually. High rep is sometimes useful in mod elections - as an indication of engagement, but being a mod often means less rep, not more. – Journeyman Geek Aug 21 '14 at 0:11
  • @JourneymanGeek If you notice his rep history, you'll notice he's been earning rep since his account was first created. By the way, it's "Jon", not "John". – gparyani Aug 26 '14 at 6:30

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