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Let say: there is a tag, which is not very popular and there are only few questions using it. If I edit its tag-wiki, I'm gonna gain 2 reputation and the number of edits (for the "Research Assistant"-badge) is gonna increase. But what will happen, when the tag expires after six months? Will I lose the reputation? Will the number of edits for the badge decrease?

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  • Does 2 reputation really matter that much?
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:51
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    Many a mickle makes a muckle
    – Dirty-flow
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:54
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    What? What does that mean?
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:55
  • 2 reputation for a single edit is not much, but if you make 100 edits, you will earn 200 reputation. And for me 200 reputation does matter
    – Dirty-flow
    Feb 19, 2013 at 15:03
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    And if you're trying to get reputation from editing, you're using the site wrong.
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 15:05
  • @Linuxios No, the system gives reputation for approved edits for a reason. Feb 19, 2013 at 16:04
  • @EliahKagan: I know. But if you really want reputation, how about you answer things instead?
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 16:06
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    @Linuxios Good edits are fundamentally useful. You could take your reasoning a step further and say that users who want to earn reputation shouldn't answer non-bountied questions. Feb 19, 2013 at 16:08
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    @EliahKagan: That's not my argument. My argument is to edit for the sake of editing, not for the sake of 2 rep. Answer for the sake of answering. Rep can be your priority, but still do for the sake of doing.
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 16:11
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    @Linuxios are you thinking I'm doing something like this. Creating tag wikis for new tags is very useful, and nobody knows if the tag will have enough question
    – Dirty-flow
    Feb 19, 2013 at 16:12
  • Dirty-flow: I agree that tag wikis are useful. I just disagree that worrying about the 2 rep is worth the time that could be spent making contributions to the site.
    – Linuxios
    Feb 19, 2013 at 16:13

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