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Measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.

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The alignment of rep and badges is off on the top bar

I'm not sure if this has been raised elsewhere, but on the user awards in the top bar, the alignment of text for the reputation and badges is off, and it's a bit annoying: --> Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Why is a user's reputation re-calculated when one of their posts is deleted?

When a user's question or answer gets deleted, their reputation gets re-calculated. Like if my answer gets an upvote, and then gets deleted, I lose my ten rep that I gained from the upvote. I guess I ...
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Why doesn't reputation show under usernames on MathOverflow? [closed]

I landed on a MathOverflow page from the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) section and I noticed that user reputation doesn't show under their username. why is that?
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What happens to a user's pending edits when they subsequently gain enough reputation for their edits to be applied without peer review? [duplicate]

For example, on the Law stack 1,000 reputation earns one a privilege so that Edits to other users’ posts are applied immediately And In addition, users with this privilege level can also begin ...
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Is it allowed to give all of one's reputation points away via bounty? [duplicate]

If a person wants to leave, would they be able to give away loads or all of their points through bounties (reward existing answer mainly), or would that be flagged as some sort of offense and shut ...
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Not getting reputation for deleted-then-revised answer? [closed]

One of my answers was deleted for not having enough context around a provided link. After revising and posting an answer with more explanation, I still have not received the reputation for the answer.
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Protected questions should have a higher reputation requirement for editing and approving edits

When a question is protected it requires a certain minimum reputation to answer it. At least on politics SE this is mostly used for questions that are highly politized or opioniated. And it works in ...
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User activity reputation graph missing on Cross Validated

Typically there was a user reputation cumulative graph on the activity page. For example, mine for Meta Stack Exchange looks like this on Feb. 28, 2024 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/341152/carl:...
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Long loading time on reputation page

When I open my Stack Overflow profile page (when logged in) it takes a long time for the page to load. The first request takes at least 7 seconds. This is easily reproducible. It happens in all ...
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Downvoted migrated question still affecting reputation [duplicate]

I asked this question on Ask Different. It was admittedly off-topic and appropriately migrated to Stack Overflow. However, the downvote I received before it was migrated remains as does the hit to ...
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Is my reputation and reach on my Stack Exchange linked to my Stack Overflow profile? [closed]

I just linked my Stack Overflow profile to my meta.stackexchange profile. Is the platform going to link both reputations and reach together?
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How can I assign a bounty and the "accepted answer" checkmark to more than two equally good answers?

I posted a question and added a 100 point bounty. I got (so far) three equally great answers. Each of the answers approached the problem from a different angle. All three answers are independent. All ...
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Incorrect displayed reputation difference after suspension/unsuspension [duplicate]

Bug: the displayed reputation difference on a user profile page is sometimes (always?) incorrect after an account suspension/unsuspension, e.g.:
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Why have I been able to access the Suggested Edits queues when I have <2K rep? [duplicate]

Back when I had around 850 reputation on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, I got a review task in the Suggested Edits queue for this question of mine. The thing is, this was back when I had way less ...
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Question downvotes issues in regards to the points system [closed]

I noticed that recently I am losing reputation points due to a question that gets downvotes. I don't understand how I got the points in the first place, but that's a different story. I don't want to ...
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Could altering the level of reputation required to view and comment on deleted answers improve people's trust in the impartiality of the site?

I believe that trust in this platform and the quality and impartiality of the information it provides is very important. For this question, my assumption is that one of the things we want to do is to ...
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It appears that people are making simple edits and answers just for reputation points

I hesitate to ask questions on Stack Exchange as usually I will get lots of edits and answers, but usually the edits are formatting and spelling, and the answers are simplistic (e.g., read the ...
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Feature of posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is not useful and it leads to incorrect answers / comments

Posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is allowed but for commenting 50 reputations are required. A guest user (who doesn't have an account) can't accrue any ...
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Does Stack Exchange have Inter-Community Mechanisms to Prevent Repercussions Against Contributors Who Fairly Challenge a Deeply-Held Community Belief?

Stack Exchange is a great Q&A site and often provides satisfying answers in a way that other curated platforms, such as Wikipedia, cannot. Underpinning this platform is a community. Community ...
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Having a chat server for every site

This might seem like a stupid question but I recently found out (okay maybe not that recently) that there are unique chat servers for Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange. Why cannot we have a chat ...
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User shows different rep count between two posts on questions page

I was perusing the questions on Arqade, and while scrolling down the question list on the questions page, I noticed a discrepancy in rep count for a user between two different posts. This was on page ...
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How can I manage multiple work accounts with my personal Stack Exchange account?

Information Recently I joined a charity organization which requires me to do some light coding. I setup of my new account on Chrome which now has three accounts linked in it (Personal, 9-5 Work, and ...
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Add thousands separator to reputation in Stack Overflow blog header

The Stack Overflow blog is redesigned, and in the new design we are able to log in to the blog. Upon successfully logging in, users are now greeted with a refined header layout that prominently ...
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Minimum suspension sentencing and transparency rules

Are there rules or guidance for moderators to help them determine minimal amount of suspension time depending on the offense? Or a rule requiring transparency if the community considers the sentencing ...
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Let's prevent association bonus abuse

The association bonus grants otherwise no-rep users a lot of privileges. That's good if we trust them (great even, since it allows us to flag spam across the network), but could be terrible if we don'...
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SE is breaking the reputation privilege system

For the new genAI site, SE is planning to dramatically lower certain privileges to 1 reputation. This includes allowing every user with 1 rep to up- and downvote as well as comment everywhere. Here (...
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What about capping total rep to 20K?

What about capping reputation to 20k total. I mean rep is just about hooking new users and enabling privileges gradually. It's just about dopamine. You would think after some time contributors would ...
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When positive and negative rep changes add up to 0, I am unable to see the details on the rep list

When my answer was accepted on Math Stack Exchange, I got +15 rep. The next day (18 June 2023), the OP changed the accepted answer, which gave me -15 rep. The same day, I got +15 when some other ...
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Can the privilege requirements increase in a site? Can you lose them in that case? [duplicate]

For example, if you have "edit post" privilege by having 1000 reputation in a given Stack community, could the community become more popular and raise this privilege to 2000 reputation? ...
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"Voting corrected" number seems to be incorrect at first

A few days ago I got hit by a serial voting reversal. When I first visited by reputation tab, it said -230: However, when I now visit my reputation tab, it shows -120: The correct number is -120. So,...
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If bad AI content gets upvoted, is the voting system the problem?

Summary If bad AI content gets upvoted, can we use that as an opportunity to understand & improve our voting system? Should we focus more on the fact that bad AI content is bad, and not that it ...
Julius Hamilton's user avatar
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"Null" error message when viewing the total vote count, if user ceases to have the privilege to see vote counts after the page is loaded

When I downvoted this answer, I got 99 reputation on MSE. As you know, by reaching 100 rep you can see the vote count totals. I downvoted the answer, and I got 99 reputation. I didn't reload the page ...
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Do staff that leave SE still participate in the community or do they just keep their rep/status and become regular users?

I've seen a couple of Farewell posts. Do staff with high or low rep keep it after they leave the company as a status/symbol, or do they come back as regular users and just help the community?
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Why does the "User was removed" link in the achievements popup link to me?

I had a moment of panic before I found out what this message means from other questions here on meta. Why does clicking on "User was removed" take me to my profile? I wasn't the one who was ...
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Did I reach the reputation cap or not?

There was a couple of issues I faced recently with reputation on this site: Very high reputation for post on reputation tab of profile Different reputation on GUI and via the text reputation page. ...
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Very high reputation for post on reputation tab of profile [duplicate]

Just looked on my reputation in profile and got the following: What's the amount of reputation is displayed next the my recent post? Links to that post: Prevent browser popup error on wrong regex in ...
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Reputation lost due to "User was removed" differs dependent on selected subtab in reputation history

I lost some reputation today because a user was deleted, which happens quite often. However, the amount of reputation lost changes between the 'Post' and 'Time' tabs in the Reputation tab. 'Post' says ...
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Allow me to block other users from close-voting my posts to prevent harassment and trolling

The Problem: My daily flags are spent on a handful of people, who I see again the next time I log in with the same nasty behavior. They won't get banned, they actually have huge positive reputations ...
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What privilege do you get at 1,000 reputation? [duplicate]

I just got 1K reputation on the Role-playing Games site, and before I did, I paid very close attention to the fact that this would unlock a new privilege. However, I now have the privilege, and the ...
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Long title breaks strict column design on reputation tab [duplicate]

On the reputation tab in user profile page when the title is long enough it uses columns that are not intended (in my expectation) to be used for question's title: I propose to place question's title ...
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What is the rep bubble next to my top tag?

In the "Summary" box on my profile on Server Fault, I see a rep bubble with +20 next to my top tag: What does this number signify? I tried to search across MSE and MSO but I could not find ...
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Should ongoing support be rewarded with additional upvotes?

I direct your attention to this answer which has been sustained and updated over time. Reading through the answer shows how times change and improvements warrant readdressing questions and answers. ...
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Is it allowed to start a bounty for your unanswered question using an alt account?

Let's say a user has 2 accounts. The main account has asked a question which is unanswered. Now, is it allowed for the user to start a bounty on that question using the 2nd account given the following ...
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What does it mean when it says that accepted answers are immune to the reputation cap?

I post an answer, and I get 20 upvotes. It isn't accepted. Then I post a second answer. It gets 10 upvotes and is accepted. Did I earn 215 reputation or did I get 315 reputation on that day. In other ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Update Thank you everyone for the feedback you have provided. At this time, we will work through the feedback we have received to help us determine where to take our research on reputation next. ...
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Is it OK to create a new question asking about code in an old answer instead of waiting until my reputation is 50?

I have a question about code that's in an old Stack Overflow answer. Is it OK to post a new question asking about that code instead if waiting until my reputation is over 50? If my reputation was over ...
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Why isn't the summation of a user's score equal to their reputation? [duplicate]

I was going over the database schema documentation and was trying to understand how the Post scoring system works. I was expecting this query: select sum(p.score) from posts p where p.OwnerUserId = ...
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Is there any way to hide my badges and reputation from others?

I ask because I believe badges and reputation serve only in creating implicit bias amongst askers when viewing answers and comments, and on the flip-side amongst commenters and answerers when viewing ...
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Achievements icon in top bar briefly badged with "0" after closing inbox

When there are (positive) changes in your reputation, this is reflected by the "+x" in a green badge on the trophy icon. When you open the achievements dialog and click somewhere else to ...
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If you create a tag, you shouldn't get reputation by adding it to questions

There is a mass edit dump into the Suggested Edit review queue in Music.SE, by me. I'm suggesting several edits adding tritone, a tag that I created, to all tritone-related questions I can find. I don'...
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