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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!) ...
Following the Reddit debacle™ 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...