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I have earned points on Stack Exchange for Database related. How do I transfer those points to dba.stackexchange?

marked as duplicate by gnat, fedorqui, Patrick Hofman support Feb 7 at 6:14

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You can't.

Your reputation for each site is earned for that site respectively.


Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. The more reputation you earn, the more privileges you gain and the more tools you'll have access to on the site - at the highest privilege levels, you'll have access to many of the same tools available to the site moderators.

If you know programming, does it mean you will be able to talk about bicycles?

  • OP specifically asked about transferring reputation from the same domain. The bicycle analogy is a bit of a strawman. – bruglesco Feb 7 at 13:34
  • @bruglesco - The communities are separate for a reason, if they were similar enough to warrant reputation transfer between them, they should be a single community. Doesn't matter if we are talking about Serverfault and SuperUser, or Workplace and Law. – Ramhound Feb 8 at 3:14
  • @Ramhound I am not arguing that it should be an added feature. But the OP specifically wants the reputation they earned under the database tag to transfer to dba. Bicycles are a strawman. – bruglesco Feb 8 at 3:16

The short answer is, you can't. Reputation is specific to each individual site and marks how thorough your knowledge is on the site's subject. While you do earn the association bonus to get past the basic new user restrictions, you have to gain reputation on each specific site to gain the privileges that heavily affect the site's content.


You simply can't:

My reputation on X site is on X site,

My reputation on Y site is on Y site,

There is no way to change it.


Just to be different...

You can "effectively" transfer reputation by applying your database expertise to questions on dba.SE.

OTOH, you already have higher rep there than SO, so I don't think it's something you should spend any time worrying about.

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