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What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?

There has been a lot of talk about the daily reputation cap and what counts and what doesn't count and so on. But why is there a cap at all? I've seen lots of questions about whether the cap number ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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Do I lack the knowledge to answer questions, or is this normal? [closed]

Every time I look at questions, whether on Stack Overflow or other sites, I find myself not being able to answer most questions. Thus, I ask more than answer, which is what I hate. I think that I ...
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Tool or utility to auto format Stack Overflow posts?

I may not be very knowledgeable about this but I am really curious about knowing any tool or utility available for PC to format Stack Overflow posts. I am asking this question because I have seen that ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Why are there “greater-than-signs (>)” in locked post vote-totals tooltips?

Wherever I go, if I click on the vote totals tooltip on a locked question or answer that has historical significance, there is always a > present just before the description. This screenshot: ...
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Privacy leak in permalink?

Update (Jan 8, 2019) This is now 8 years old, but still getting occasional upvotes/attention, so I thought it's worth giving a summary of the current state. Despite originally being status-declined, ...
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Has anyone ever hacked Stack Overflow?

While chatting with friends about hacking, a guy said that "if a site is getting popular/ or any competitive, it will somehow face severe hacks. Some used to expose it, others hide it". Out of ...
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New post lock available on meta sites: Policy Lock

We have just released a new type of post lock on meta sites called the Policy Lock. This lock can only be used by our Community Team, and when applied to a question or answer it will prevent any edits ...
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What exactly is the Community Evangelist role and what does it mean?

There is a Stack Exchange staff member with the role "Community Evangelist", as mentioned here: This person is not part of the Community Management Team, where their role is explained. What ...
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Jon Skeet now #2 in Reputation Leagues!

Title speaks for itself. An obvious bug. Jokes aside, there's a lot of other users showing up in the list twice at the moment. P.S. If anyone was wondering, this appears to be the case for every ...
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Where is my Great Answer badge?

This answer of mine hit 100 upvotes two days ago, but I haven't received a gold badge for it yet. What gives? Gold badges are all I have to live for, now that my goal of passing Jon Skeet is a wee ...
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Do shared link to ANSWERS also count for Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges?

The legends for these badges say Shared a link to a question that was visited ... But if I share a link directly to the answer, like this one, does it also count for these badges? BTW, does it ...
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What can cause the Community user to have favorite questions?

On most sites including the main Stack Overflow site, Community user has no favorites. So far so good. However today I noticed that on the SharePoint site it got 26 questions marked as favorite. If ...
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Does temporary suspension remove mod powers?

It is only curiosity. I know, mods aren't suspended, first they are de-modded. After de-modding, they can probably be suspended, but I've never heard of it happening. Maybe it is possible if the mods ...

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