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How does “Reputation” work?

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Why does this happen, what is the reasoning behind it?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek, cbroughton, Mark Trapp, John, Dori Nov 13 '11 at 5:25

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Is one of those a question and the other an answer? Answers get +10 and questions +5 per vote. – Ben Brocka Nov 13 '11 at 3:04
    
Oh, make that an answer and you get free rep. Thanks for the quick response. – cbroughton Nov 13 '11 at 3:05
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Answers get +10 rep per vote and questions get +5 per vote. We consider answers to have more value than questions.

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