Linked Questions

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Should a persons reputation start on 0? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does reputation have a lower bound of 1? Why does a person start on 1 reputation? Why not 0? It can confuse the calculation of reputation points.
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2answers
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Could someone have negative reputation on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Imagine I'm new to Stack Overflow and I create a new question that receives 10 downvotes. That means I should lose 10 x 2 reputation points. Since a user starts with 1 rep on Stack Overflow, I ...
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2answers
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Does negative reputation count as due? [duplicate]

At Stack Exchange, one's reputation can never decrease below 1. Is negative reputation that is not counted in case of insufficient reputation deducted later on, i.e. when reputation is earned? EDIT: ...
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1answer
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Can someone do anything when his reputation down to 0 or -1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does reputation have a lower bound of 1? When someone signup SO, he only hava 1 reputation. then he posted a question ot answer, but unfortunately, he earned a down vote. ...
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1answer
271 views

Can reputation point be minus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does reputation have a lower bound of 1? Why isn't a negative reputation applied in SO? New user who has 1 reputation point.He or she asked a question then other ...
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1answer
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Hidden Negitive Reputation Score [duplicate]

With all the down voting going on why not have the number next to your profile picture also reflect negative reputation that people including you can't see? Why isn't there a box where they can put ...
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1answer
108 views

Reason for new user's reputation is set to 1 [duplicate]

Why new user's reputation is set to 1 not 0? Any specific reason? 0 is not a negative number at all.
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1answer
157 views

Why isn't a negative reputation applied in SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does reputation have a lower bound of 1? Hi, I have noticed that if a user with 1 vote gets down voted for any of his questions or answers his vote count remains the same....
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2answers
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Why does my DevOps@SE score not add up? [duplicate]

Can anybody explain why my score at DevOps, at the time of this writing, is 113 when it should be 112?
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1answer
107 views

What is the significance of the initial rep of 1 on any stack exchange site? [duplicate]

I am new to SO. I was wondering why the initial rep is 1 (and not 0) on any new stack exchange site that I join?
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1answer
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Reputation doesn't fall below 1 [duplicate]

I've noticed a certain behavior in the reputation of any user. More often than not, there are many new users joining SO just to ask some very basic questions, without trying anything. My questions is:...
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0answers
88 views

Why starting with one reputation point? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does reputation have a lower bound of 1? In all of the Stack-exchange websites, why do every new user starts with 1 reputation point instead of 0 - as in every other Game ...
0
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0answers
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Negative reputation [duplicate]

Thinking particularly of new users who get many downvotes for their first question, their calculated reputation should be a negative number, but is displayed as 1. Is their reputation actually ...
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8answers
722 views

I don't like to downvote newbies. Am I being too soft?

Newbies tend to ask inappropriate/badly worded questions, the likes of which I'd downvote a regular user for. But I don't like to downvote them, as I think it will put them off SO, instead just ...
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1answer
556 views

Why do suspended users have a reputation of one?

I have some questions regarding suspended users: Why do suspended users have a reputation of one? According to the default reputation of a new user, he/she will have reputation of one and he/she has ...

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