I want to know why I don't get reputation after accepting my own answer.

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    The same reason that you can't upvote your own answers.
    – Cody Gray
    Aug 5, 2011 at 6:36
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    – user1228
    Aug 5, 2011 at 13:04
  • @gnat I would argue that that FAQ doesn't answer Why Mar 18, 2014 at 14:00
  • @RichardTingle this and other rules of the game for accepted self-answers appear to be covered by Jeff himself in Accepted answer subject to random sorting - which probably would be a better dupe in this case
    – gnat
    Mar 18, 2014 at 14:12

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It would be too easy to abuse the system, and gain reputation by repeatedly asking questions, answering them, and accepting those answers. Here is a blog post Jeff wrote about the subject.

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