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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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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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10answers
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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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7answers
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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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5answers
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How to deal with a highly voted non-constructive question

I see questions like How can I make a redirect page in jQuery/JavaScript?. This is an old question that has got more than 1000 up-votes now. But what would happened if the same question was asked now?...
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5answers
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Can we have excess points rollover to balance out Good Days and Bad Days?

Sometimes I'd have a Good Day where I scored way too much in excess of the cap, but then I'd have a Bad Day where I didn't score much at all. I realize that the cap is a good thing, but I'm just ...
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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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4answers
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What is the rationale behind limiting us to 200 reputation per day [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? Hi I am just curious about why reputation has been limited to 200 per day.I know up to some extent it does not matter, But ...
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3answers
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Please increase the daily reputation cap on Meta StackOverflow

I know there was another question about removing the reputation limit (also tagged as declined)... It seemed like there was some backing of the idea of actually increasing it here on the meta site. ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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How does limiting my ability to gain reputation for upvotes (200 per 24 hours) actually “level the playing field”?

I've noticed (linked on in other closed threads) that people have been saying this. In fact, to quote one post I'd like to pick apart: It allows for others that won't gain reputation as quickly ...
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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Why is my reputation not increasing? [duplicate]

I am receiving upvotes, but my reputation is not increasing. Why does that happen? Take a look at this answer and this question for example.
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2answers
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My question is getting upvote but point not adding to my Rep, Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No reputation for upvote given? My question is getting upvote but point not adding to my Rep, Why?
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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Another possible reputation cap algorithm?

I don't want to beat a dead horse. It's been discussed and I fully understand why the reputation cap exists. It's really not any different than placing a salary cap on sports organizations. But I ...
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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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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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1answer
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Stopped receiving reputation for answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? I answered this question on StackOverflow today and I noticed that my rep stopped going up after the 12th vote. I am now on 19 up-votes ...
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1answer
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Why is there a 200 rep limit per day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? It seems having a limit on reputation encourages people to not try and earn as much reputation as possible per day. Is there ...
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1answer
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What happens when a user reaches 200 rep? [duplicate]

What changes, or what it is obtained, in my stackoverflow account (or any other) when 200 (total) rep is reached?
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1answer
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Raise reputation cap as reputation increases

It appears that the more accepted moderator flags you raise, the more moderator flags you are allowed to raise each day, so could other activities be made consistent with this? For example: Could ...
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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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0answers
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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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0answers
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Why is there a maximum of 200 reputation per day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? Had a good day yesterday reputation-wise. But after a while the reputation count halted, although my answers got awarded. ...
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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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0answers
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Forgotten reputation point? [duplicate]

Today, I answered to many questions and I won points with up votes or validated answers. But, when I go in the reputation tab of my user page, I can see some up votes are not counted. For example, I ...
0
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0answers
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Why do we have a 200 reputation/day limit? [duplicate]

Why do we have a 200 reputation/day limit? Is 200 any magical number? Why do we limit it at all?