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I want to know why I don't get reputation after accepting my own answer.

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marked as duplicate by gnat, Toon Krijthe, Martijn Pieters, JonW, Josh Crozier Mar 18 '14 at 16:56

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The same reason that you can't upvote your own answers. – Cody Gray Aug 5 '11 at 6:36
/megaultrafacepalm – Won't Aug 5 '11 at 13:04
@gnat I would argue that that FAQ doesn't answer Why – Richard Tingle Mar 18 '14 at 14:00
@RichardTingle this and other rules of the game for accepted self-answers appear to be covered by Jeff himself in Accepted answer subject to random sorting - which probably would be a better dupe in this case – gnat Mar 18 '14 at 14:12
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It would be too easy to abuse the system, and gain reputation by repeatedly asking questions, answering them, and accepting those answers. Here is a blog post Jeff wrote about the subject.

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