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Questions tagged [reputation]

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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Deleting question causes loss of answerers' reputation [duplicate]

I was quite baffled by what happened yesterday. On Worldbuilding Stack Exchange there was a line of questions, revolving around alchemists and spoons. Given that it was quite fun, these became quite ...
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Why did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation? [migrated]

I answered to the question below pointing out the exact reasons why the question got put on hold and deleted eventually. My answer had 10 upvote events, 2 downvote events and a comment with the same ...
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I'm not notified when reputation changes

I'm on the latest version of Chrome, Windows 10. It happened a couple of times this week, that when someone upvotes my questions, I don't get notified (the green +5 in the top navbar doesn't show) ...
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How can I get reputation points temporarily

People learn about the mistakes once they make it. I am long time user and occasional user of SO. I am currently at a situation where having 2k reputation for bounties would help me tremendously. I ...
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Daily reputation is not counted correctly on profile page [duplicate]

As we all know, we can achieve an Epic and Legendary badges when we hit the daily reputation cap of 200 points per day for 50/150 times. The question is - which points count here? Just the upvotes ...
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Reputation change missing from recent achievements dropdown? [duplicate]

Take a look at the screenshots below. I have earned some positive reputation today, but it is missing from the recent achievements dropdown. Badges earned do show up there though.
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Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently

I answered a question on Super User and while on other sites I did not get a 'Reputation Notification' to explain that I was given 2 upvotes for my answer - yet if I manually check my Profile here at ...
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Data availability: Data Dump vs. API / SEDE

I am trying to find out if ALL the data available from the API and through SEDE queries is available if I took an offline data dump. So for example, Could I get the user reputation as of a ...
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Reputation leagues by tags (or programming language)

Is it possible to identify - say the top 300 Node.js users by Stack Overflow reputation? This question can be answered in two ways: Programmatically (with an API) or by looking at the Stack ...
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Determining user's reputation as of particular date?

I would like to programmatically - or with the API determine what a user's reputation is on a particular day. As such, I have found this link: Determine a user's reputation on a given day However,...
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Total reputation (sum of all reputations) of all Stack Overflow users?

I wanted to know if it is possible to get the total reputation of all Stack Overflow users - i.e. the sum of ALL reputation scores of ALL Stack Overflow users. I am aware that this would be a large ...
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Developers: please, allow mods of individual sites adjust rep cost

In other words, please, allow moderators to experiment with shaping communities' content by adjusting the rep costs for downvoting (and possibly casting close votes). Cliquishness among users of ...
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Lost points from a suggested edit when a later, anonymous, suggested edit was reverted

My profile says I lost 2 points because "suggested edit approval overridden". When I checked the answer, when I checked the revision history I found that the community revision from 2018/07/18 was ...
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Transferable question voting rights [duplicate]

I think Stack Overflow is a great site and I have received a lot of help on here, the main way to say thank you is to vote which is a great idea. Most of the questions I think of usually have an ...
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How can I find out the amount of points I have lost due to the reputation cap?

Yesterday, I hit the reputation cap for the first time, and am not sure why I'm afraid that today I'll also hit it. It seems that people in World Building love superheroes fear of getting injured ...
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Why is the rep threshold for commenting set specifically to 50?

Please note: this is NOT a request to change the reputation required to comment everywhere. Rather, this is a neutral support question asking about the existing limit. I'm wondering why the minimum ...
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Accepting the answer given by a certain person

I have posted a few questions on Stack Overflow. And I have accepted the answers for most of them. Stack Overflow gives us an option of sharing the link to a question that we posted with other ...
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Trying to view Jon Skeet reputation causes 500 error

There's this link that shows your reputation across all networks (just change the id with the appropriate one. me doesn't work). Trying to view Jon Skeet's... well, unsurprisingly, the server doesn'...
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User search data with ranking; what's the reputation for? [duplicate]

Below the name "0" is displayed, I can understand this is some reputation but on what basis is it granted?
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Does the order reputation changes occur in matter? [duplicate]

I am aware that reputation can never fall below 1. Does that mean events that negatively affect reputation have no impact on a user with a reputation of 1 as long as their reputation is 1? Consider ...
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Bug with user removal and going over 200 point per day cap? [duplicate]

I've noticed from time to time that when a user is removed from the system that I'll receive a -10. However if I'm over the 200/day cap and this happens, any further upvotes do not count.   ...
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Chat room “write access” option does not work

It was nice to discover the option for a room owner to add any user to a room, even if their rep is too low. ...so I notified the user in question, and as instructed on the next screen, I had them ...
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Find unupvote of question [closed]

How can I see which of my questions an upvote has been removed? Because there is sudden decrement of 10 in my reputation, and I want to figure out which question the upvote has been removed. Can I ...
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I'm aware of a user that has previously admitted to downvoting with a script but the votes haven't been retracted. What do I do?

Edit: I've since flagged the user but the flag has been sat pending for some time. Hopefully it will be reviewed at some point instead of ageing away instead of sitting there pending for ages (thanks ...
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Meta chatroom rep different from site chatroom rep [duplicate]

If you type a few lines one after the other in chat, you can see your site-wide reputation show up: Except in any https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com room: Why? :-/
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Downvoting accepted answers without comment [duplicate]

One person has downvoted my answer yesterday with a comment saying answer contain bad advice. Although that answer was accepted by OP and upvoted by one user also. But the user which has given an ...
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Fishing for reputation on hot questions/answers?

Mostly, I only answer and comment on "hot questions". I have legitimate reasons for doing so, but sometimes I worry I am "fishing" for easy reputation on popular questions while other hard-working SE ...
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What if MSE used a different rep model for privileges?

Say you're a 50k rep user on SO who, while active on MSO, only visits MSE when discussions or feature requests affect SO itself. If all you ever do is comment and vote on MSE, you can easily run ...
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What happens to bounties on a post dissociation?

I've been reading this question about a user getting a bounty in a dishonest way. My suggestion was to dissociate that answer from the user's account, but I wasn't sure if that would remove the bounty....
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How might we solve the 50 reputation comment limit?

The problem of sub 50 rep users being unable to comment is well documented Many sub 50 rep users have complained about the problem of not being able to comment under the limit. I am one of them. A ...
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Reputation change text is not centered vertically inside green block in Android Chrome

In Chrome on Android 7.0 reputation change in topbar is not aligned vertically (i.e. shifted to the top): In Chrome on iOS reputation change looks fine:
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How to get reputation from posting an edit as an anonymous user

I made an edit as an anonymous user. How can I get the reputation if my edit is accepted?
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Help specific to child meta sites should be more easily discovered

I recently spent about half an hour trying to determine why I wasn't getting reputation for an upvoted question I asked on a child meta site. Let me give a bit of background. I posted a question to ...
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Reputation number color changed recently; was this intended?

I just happened to notice that the color of the reputation numbers is different than before. Last time I checked the color was white (from an old screenshot I took): But now it seems that it is grey-...
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In case of unupvotes, do you lose the reputation that you didn't get due to the rep cap?

Let's say a user has 500 initial reputation and they post a question that goes to HNQ. The question gains 100 upvotes in 2 days and then the upvoting stops. So the user now has 900 reputation due to ...
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Should the downvoters/upvoters have enough reputations on all the tags of the question/answers?

It is observed that the stackexcange permits to downvote/upvote by just having minimum cumulative reputation of all tags even though the member doesn't possess enough reputations in them. "Subject ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Reputation on graph doesn't match reputation on account

On Stack Overflow, when I look on my account it currently shows 1,040 reputation. However the graph shows 100 more reputation, sitting at 1,140. Is there some sort of bug or error happening to cause ...
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Why does Stack Exchange choose to track reputation separately? [duplicate]

Why does Stack Exchange choose to track reputation in separate categories? Like you could have 100,000 rep in the Arqade one, but only have 100 over in Role-Playing? And that’s because they reward you ...
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Is it wrong to edit your own old answer to reflect changes in the technology when another user's answer already does this? [duplicate]

So I have a slight ethical issue. A few years ago, I answered this question with what I believed at the time to be a good answer. I had just started out in my field (iOS Development) at the time and ...
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Why automatically upvoting all answers with 0 votes by users with a reputation >10000 is a bad idea

This came up once as an idea to improve SO: Experienced users' answers should be shown above answers of new users. Giving all answers with no votes a free upvote on all Users with at least 10.000 ...
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Number formatting when editing tag wiki with less than 20000 reputation

When editing a tag wiki, the following box is displayed. Can a comma be added so this reads 20,000 reputation instead of 20000 reputation? Note: whatever separator is being used on the privileges ...
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The Reputation in Stack Exchange Data Dump is of SO

I was going through the data dump at https://archive.org/details/stackexchange for Meta Stack Overflow. The reputation field in Users.xml seems to return the reputation of the User on Stack Overflow. ...
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Accepting Correct Answers, Upvoting and Voting statistics

I saw lots of 0 point accepted answers on Stack Overflow and it makes me discomfortable, because if someone accepts the answer, they should and must upvote the correct answer. Or maybe, any correct ...
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General place to see required rep for privileges [duplicate]

Is there a standard for where each SE site should link to its required reputation for privileges? I was searching for that for a particular SE, and only found it by doing a web search for privileges ...
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Iron law of oligarchy on Stack Exchange?

Does the iron law of oligarchy apply on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange communities? How do we measure it? From Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron law Extends to Peer Production: ...
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Bounty - Does that reward reputation points or will cost my reputation points? [duplicate]

I've never used bounty on one of my questions. I've read that I can set a bounty and they will appear prominent. I should then award the best question. So, will they (who awarded) get same ...
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Should bounty-winning answers still be downvotable?

This is a multipart question regarding bounties, votes, and something I don't quite understand. On one post I made, I was awarded a bounty (by Community), and had two upvotes on my answer. OP says I ...
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Profile reputation has been reset

I added my gmail to my profile and it ended up resetting my rep points as below. Looks weird above. I suddenly get old notifications saying you earned this badge, that badge. But no change in ...
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Apply a reputation loss for posting the 1st comment at any post

There's a lot of complaint recently, about the culture of Stack Exchange sites, and how newcomers feel welcome, or just feel being minorized when asking questions. One source of these complaints are ...