Linked Questions

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Old timer's luck vs Newcomer's work

Once in a while I stumble on some question or answer with HUGE amount of upvotes (thousands for a question and multiple hundreds for an answer). Here is the perfect example: How to modify existing, ...
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1answer
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Soft opinion on changing the reputation cap

I'm writing in context to this question: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? about why we require reputation caps. It's written there that a user who actually hasn't spent much time on ...
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2answers
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Why is the rep cap set at 200? Why not 2000?

It's quite well documented that SO has a daily reputation cap of 200. Canonical and duplicate questions abound on the subject, and I understand the various aspects of the answers provided. However, I'...
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12answers
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Revisiting the rep cap (yes, again)

TL;DR: The rep cap system isn't as effective or fair as it might be. I'm proposing one alternative for comment, and would welcome other suggestions too. Disclaimers I'm pretty sure the rep cap hits me ...
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2answers
76 views

When was the 200 rep per day limit added?

It's common knowledge that Stack Exchange has a reputation cap preventing users from earning more than 200 reputation points in a day. Has the daily reputation limit always been a part of Stack ...
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1answer
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Why not explain the reasons for daily reputation limit on the help page?

In What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? is explained as the reputation limit works, but is not explained what is the reason for this daily limit score to exist. My suggestion: I believe ...
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291answers
365k views

Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these ...
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10answers
9k views

The bikeshed problem and Stack Exchange

In short, the bikeshed problem: If you go before the Board of Directors and ask for 1.5 billion dollars to build a nuclear reactor, no one will review or discuss the details of the plant. ...
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0answers
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Jon Skeet's Points without 200 limit? [duplicate]

I just read this post (and these too - 1, 2) answering how does Jon Skeet get above 200 reps a day. I was just curious to know how much Jon Skeet's reputation would be by now (14 March 2015) without ...
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1answer
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Is there a cap on reputation lost in a single day? [duplicate]

On any given day, you can earn a maximum of 200 rep from upvotes. Is there a corresponding cap on reputation you can lose from downvotes? If not, why the distinction?
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1answer
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Why is daily reputation limited, if it is the Posts that get rewarded?

According to the comments on the answer to this Question of mine — Is it possible to unupvote If the edit wasn't OP made? — and after an overall feeling I got of the mechanism of ...
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4answers
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Does a Rep Cap discourage participation?

I mean, I know that it shouldn't, if you're just doing things for the fun of it. That's how I was too, until I answered one question in the morning in a way that caused many people to upvote it for ...
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1answer
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Reputation calculation doesn't work properly [duplicate]

I earned 6 upvotes for this question's answer, but, 3 * 10 was added to my reputation. I'm attaching the reputation tab screenshot, you can check in the question votes and reputation given. Under the ...
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0answers
157 views

I can't get no reputation [duplicate]

Currently, my answers are voted up, but I can't get my reputation points. Here is my account, and my reputation points are stuck at 2,270, but I'm sure I'm getting upvotes, so what is wrong with my ...
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3answers
94 views

Was something changed in rep calculation? [duplicate]

For an answer I received 10 votes and 1 negative vote but my rep is 90. I remember Upvote means +10 Downvote means -2 In my case it Upvote means +10 and Downvote means -10, is this a new ...

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