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When your fellow users vote up your questions and answers on Stack Overflow, you generate reputation. Reputation is a rough measure of:
How much the community trusts you Your communication skills The quality and relevancy of your questions and answers
As you earn reputation from your peers, you earn the community's trust &ndash and will be granted additional privileges on Stack Overflow.
The complete list of privileges is listed on the right, in ascending order. The most basic privileges are at the bottom; the most advanced at the top.
Click on any privilege to learn more about it.