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Clarification in FAQ regarding voting, reputation, and accepted answers

The Stack Overflow FAQ contains the section on Reputation listed below.

To gain reputation, post good questions and useful answers. Your peers will vote on your posts, and those votes will cause you to gain (or, in rare cases, lose) reputation:

  • answer is voted up +10
  • question is voted up +5
  • answer is accepted +15 (+2 to voter)
  • post is voted down -2 (-1 to voter)

Is the parenthesis next to point 3 a typo? Does voter mean "person accepting the answer"?

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marked as duplicate by perbert, Jon Seigel, Ladybug Killer, ChrisF, John Rudy Apr 20 '10 at 21:38

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

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The comment in parentheses is correct. You get +15 if your answer is accepted, and you get +2 when you accept an answer. I can't really say if it's confusing or not since I've been around awhile.

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It seems to be. – perbert Apr 20 '10 at 20:46

Yes, it means person accepting the answer.

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