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6 simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast
Efficient reputation strategy

How do I earn more reputations and faster? (Like by asking questions, answering questions, voting on other persons' answers, etc.)

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    Post great questions and answers. – Shawn Chin May 25 '12 at 19:20
  • Earn some bounties. – Daniel Fischer May 25 '12 at 19:21
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    Searching before asking is a good way to keep reputation. – Arjan May 25 '12 at 19:22
  • And is it possible to lose reputation and how? – Praveen Mitta May 25 '12 at 19:29
  • @ComputerGeek - You lose reputation be accruing downvotes. The reason you have downvotes on this question is because you didn't search through the tens of hundreds of other questions already asked on this topic. See Privileges and the FAQ. – jmort253 May 25 '12 at 19:31
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    "And is it possible to lose reputation and how?" Read the FAQ, already! That's what it is for. Sheesh! – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten May 25 '12 at 19:32
  • I think it would be nicer if people won't downvotes to newbies and discourage them to visit these helpful websites again and again. – Praveen Mitta May 25 '12 at 19:37
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    It would be nice if newbies read the FAQ - it even explains that downvotes on meta are different. You would know that if you bothered reading the FAQ. – Oded May 25 '12 at 19:41
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    ComputerGeek: I know it feels like you are being picked on, but this post is pure noise in a already uncomfortably busy administrative effort. People took the time to write lengthy and highly informative documentation in order to give new users a way to find these things out for themselves and you have just given that effort a pointless cold shoulder. In short, you are being rude to us. I'm sorry, but that is the way it is. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten May 25 '12 at 19:44
  • How does reputation work enumerates all the ways you can gain and lose rep and what the limits are. – Some Helpful Commenter May 25 '12 at 19:44

Answering questions with bounties well is the fastest way to gain reputation.

Just ask MrGomez - he was worried that he was gaining it so fast that he posted a question.

  • Wow. (re MrGomez, Bounty Hunter) – Shawn Chin May 25 '12 at 19:25
  • @ShawnChin - Yep. Rather incredible. Good man. – Oded May 25 '12 at 19:26

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