What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 129 Stack Exchange communities.

Let say: there is a tag, which is not very popular and there are only few questions using it. If I edit its tag-wiki, I'm gonna gain 2 reputation and the number of edits (for the "Research Assistant"-badge) is gonna increase. But what will happen, when the tag expires after six months? Will I lose the reputation? Will the number of edits for the badge decrease?

share|improve this question
    
Does 2 reputation really matter that much? –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 14:51
    
Many a mickle makes a muckle –  Dirty-flow Feb 19 '13 at 14:54
1  
What? What does that mean? –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 14:55
    
2 reputation for a single edit is not much, but if you make 100 edits, you will earn 200 reputation. And for me 200 reputation does matter –  Dirty-flow Feb 19 '13 at 15:03
    
2  
And if you're trying to get reputation from editing, you're using the site wrong. –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 15:05
    
@Linuxios No, the system gives reputation for approved edits for a reason. –  Eliah Kagan Feb 19 '13 at 16:04
    
@EliahKagan: I know. But if you really want reputation, how about you answer things instead? –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 16:06
    
@Linuxios Good edits are fundamentally useful. You could take your reasoning a step further and say that users who want to earn reputation shouldn't answer non-bountied questions. –  Eliah Kagan Feb 19 '13 at 16:08
1  
@EliahKagan: That's not my argument. My argument is to edit for the sake of editing, not for the sake of 2 rep. Answer for the sake of answering. Rep can be your priority, but still do for the sake of doing. –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 16:11
2  
@Linuxios are you thinking I'm doing something like this. Creating tag wikis for new tags is very useful, and nobody knows if the tag will have enough question –  Dirty-flow Feb 19 '13 at 16:12
    
Dirty-flow: I agree that tag wikis are useful. I just disagree that worrying about the 2 rep is worth the time that could be spent making contributions to the site. –  Linuxios Feb 19 '13 at 16:13

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .