So I reached the 'daily limit' of my points last night for the first time, and was just wondering why we have something like this in place?
I'm sure there's a valid reason, but it's evading me. Why would we limit the amount of points someone can receive in a day? surely this just discourages people from participating?
For someone like me (who accesses the site primarily in my downtime at work), its disheartening to realise that my efforts can be capped. I'm only able to contribute on certain days, and usually store up my questions to post on the days I am able.
What happens to the points I'm awarded after I've reached the daily limit? are they applied the next day or do they disappear forever?
UPDATE:(08/01/14) I had to assign a random 50 point bounty so I didn't have to go 3 consecutive days exceeding my limit. I've not tried to 'work the system' or anything, I've just contributed some good answers. Do we really not think this limit might be a little low?
UPDATE: 09/01 I'm sorry to keep dragging this up, but it's happened again. That's 4 for 4 now, and with another bounty randomly applied.... is this pretty typical? once or twice, I'd get the fluke, but 4 days running? pfff
...but to be honest on M&TV it is a fairly rare occurrence.
UPDATE 13/08 By my calculations, I doubled the rep limit today. I'm only posting this to keep track: again, I know why a rep limit is important. It's just in my experience here, too low... time and time again I'm coming up against this supposedly rare event...
UPDATE 18/08 - One answer got me to the activity limit today. Just one.
UPDATE 03/09/14 As Above.