Why do I only have 31 in reputation when I got a total of five upvotes?

On my user page it says I answered two questions with scores of 2 and 3. I think you get 10 rep for upvotes on answers. One answer could be that I do not get rep from the answer scoring 2 ups because that questions has got so many answers already. But it says "21 answers" and I think the limit is 30.

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One of your answers, the one with the 2 upvotes, is on a question that was made community wiki before you answered (or before you got any upvotes). You don't earn or lose rep for those - but you can still earn badges.

Further investigating, the question was made community wiki on Nov 1 at 23:06, and you answered on Nov 2 at 10:21, so it was automatically turned to community wiki, as shown in the revision history.

But it says "21 answers" and I think the limit is 30.

The limit here is 15. 30 is the limit at StackOverflow, and can be different at different sites.

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    Updated the link to "revision history" to point at the history of your answer, it was incorrectly pointed to the history of the question - which the link at "Nov 1 at 23:06" is meant for.
    – yannis
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 14:04
  • Ah, now I found the revision history on each post. ^^
    – JOG
    Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 12:50

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