Linked Questions

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Will reputation spiral out of all control? [duplicate]

Since reputation is relatively 'cheap' to gain, it can be awarded to others 'for free', and can only seldom be lowered, does this mean overall reputation scores will get higher and higher and, ...
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10answers
465 views

Will reputation 'inflation' become a problem? [duplicate]

I was wondering about this for a while now. Since people really only gain reputation and don't really lose it over time (barring extreme cases), will the various reputation levels stay consistent or ...
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6answers
195 views

The rep inflation problem in SE sites [duplicate]

There is an intrinsic problem of inflation the way these sites are designed. If you let users to gain reputation, by performing activities in the site, you create a possible (stack) overflow. Also, ...
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2answers
143 views

Will the reputation needed for privileges ever go up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What to do about rep inflation? Will reputation 'inflation' become a problem? As time goes on and users acquire more rep, we will see a jump in the number of ...
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1answer
154 views

Isn't it time to set the bar higher to obtain moderation tools? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Make Moderator abilities relate to Rep Inflation What to do about rep inflation? As the SO is growing the number of users with more than 3K rep is also growing. I ...
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1answer
86 views

Should the rep limit be raised for access to admin tools? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do about rep inflation? Should the rep limit be raised for access to moderation tools? As the site's continue to grow more and more people will breech the 10k ...
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12answers
801 views

Upvoting based on celebrity, too many upvotes (“excessive rep slurping”)

I have noticed a couple of kinds of behavior that seem to crop up in the SO community, and it really seems to artificially boost reputation. There may not be a solution (or it may not be a problem!) ...
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7answers
797 views

Mitigating publicity-driven vote inflation

Following the Reddit debacleâ„¢ back in January, we've had another instance today of a question becoming overwhelmingly popular due to external "advertising". As soon as Joel tweeted about Eric ...
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7answers
296 views

Are we too rep-focused?

I want to start by saying this is not an attack on anyone, regardless of rep level. Seriously, I'm not trying to start a flame war here. But I am curious. Meta opened up, and there are already dozens ...
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4answers
258 views

Privileged only if 10% in last 365 days?

I haven't been to SO in awhile. But every so often, I log back in & often note a rise in my reputation. As I slowly creep toward 10k here, I've caught myself wondering... Should the upper ...
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5answers
307 views

Make Moderator abilities relate to Rep Inflation

I think it is commonly acknowledged that rep inflation is occurring on SO. As opposed to this meta question, I don't think the inflation is a problem. I think the real culprit is that a lot of users ...
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5answers
158 views

Change to reputation calculation - use discounting?

I think it's really important that the model for users' scores (reputation) is changed. Specifically, I think the score should be discounted over time such that more weight is given to points that ...

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