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How does “Reputation” work?

The F.A.Q. has a list of ways you can earn or lose reputation points. However, I have found that this list is not all inclusive. For example, it is unlisted that you earn points based on a comment you put on a question or answer that is upvoted (2 points).

While not applicable to me, there are also moderator-specific points, such as reversing serial upvoting.

It would be nice if there was a list of all the keywords that can appear for a rep gain/loss, along with the respective points.

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marked as duplicate by Toon Krijthe, animuson, Bart, kiamlaluno, Adam Lear Dec 15 '12 at 23:20

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

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You don't get rep for a comment you put on an answer. I might be missing a bunch here, but off the top of my head: votes on your posts, acceptances, bounties, suggested edits and suspensions affect your rep. – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 15 '12 at 22:08
    
You can find a complete list in this answer: meta.stackexchange.com/a/7238/200500 – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 15 '12 at 22:09
    
@Asad I thought if I commented on something that helped explain things, and someone else upvoted my comment, that I got a small amount of reputation from it. That's how it works on the Android.SE site, at least. – Stephen Schrauger Dec 15 '12 at 22:10
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That can't be right. Are you sure you aren't confusing comments with edits? If you suggest an edit to a question and it gets approved, you gain +2 rep. Comments (like the ones we are conversing in right now) have zero effect on reputation. – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 15 '12 at 22:15
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All the ways you can earn and lose reputation are mentioned in the FAQ. Reversals and deletions are not mentioned because they don't directly gain/lose reputation, they reverse the reputation gain/loss of the previous event(s) they affect. – animuson Dec 15 '12 at 22:21
    
@ani - I agree with you to a certain extent, but due to the nature of reversal, there is confusion about sudden appearance or disappearance of reputation. Sometimes from events that are not in your control. – Lix Dec 15 '12 at 22:25
    
@Asad - It looks like you're correct. I could have sworn I saw myself gain a couple points from an upvoted comment, but I guess it was from edits (as I try do those regularly). – Stephen Schrauger Dec 15 '12 at 22:40
    
@Gamecat is Toon Krijthe - You're probably right, it does look like a duplicate. I searched and was unable to find that question. – Stephen Schrauger Dec 15 '12 at 22:40

I guess you have already read over this FAQ page, but there is nothing there about gaining reputation from comments at all. You can get badges though -

I agree with you that there should be a mention of reversal actions so I've added another bullet point to the list.

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