I got an answer unaccepted today and a downvote. At 184, I got an upvote for another answer, but it counted for only two points, making my rep 186.
So it appears that I have hit the rep cap even though I am not at 200 yet.
I saw an almost similar case here. From the answer there:
The deleted upvotes still count against the cap, because the deletion is not reflected in the counter that's used for the cap. The deletion of the downvotes, on the other hand, seems to have been reflected in the cap, so that you could get 6 points back, for a total of 186
So I am assuming it is the -15 from the unaccepted answer which is not reflected in the rep counter, making it stop at 186.
Why isn't the unaccept event accounted for? Why are un-upvotes not reflected? Theoretically, shouldn't the person receive rep in that case from new upvotes like we do in the case of downvotes?
Most importantly and primarily the reason why I am here, does it affect my progress towards the Epic badge? If it is too broad, please edit out the first question and focus on the second one. Does it still count for the Epic badge or not?