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Rationale behind rep cap on questions and answers?

In the section explaining upvoting, downvoting and reputation, there is the following quote:

There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated per question or answer.

If I understand it correctly, this is not the daily reputation cap, but means a cap on every individual question or answer. Is that correct? What is the rationale behind this? Was this inherited from OSQA?

Pekka's avatar
updated 2010-05-02 03:38:57 -0500, asked 2010-05-02 03:38:34 -0500
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Pekka, there is a mistake - must be "... per question or answer per day" or something like that.

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updated 2010-05-15 00:24:27 -0500, answered 2010-05-15 00:24:14 -0500
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@Evgeny okay, good to know. So there is a question-specific rep cap in place but not a global one? Just so I understand it correctly.
Pekka's avatar Pekka (2010-05-15 09:40:44 -0500) edit
@Pekka, I was wrong again - it is indeed maximum rep per user per day - for everything, not per question.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-05-15 13:28:47 -0500) edit
@Evgeny no problem, will change that in the translation as soon as I get to it. I'll be real busy this week and next so it may take some time, but I'm definitely on it.
Pekka's avatar Pekka (2010-05-17 16:11:37 -0500) edit
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