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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Does negative votes affect my reputation on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I saw that my question getting negative votes at Stack Exchange, if yes how can I increase reputation? One's reputation can never decrease below 1.
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Should I save my reputation, or let it be? [migrated]

So I have this question on Stack Overflow asking for certain differences of C#'s floating-point values. It was a poor question, as the downvotes were added. I didn't care about the votes, but what I ...
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How to find votes that were made with under 15 reputation [duplicate]

I've been using the LaTeX Stack Exchange site for a while to assist my learning of LaTeX. In this time, I have upvoted questions and answers that I found to be helpful. However, these weren't "...
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Next privilege progress bar: show marginal instead of overall progress

Currently the next privilege progress bar shows 'overall' progress. It would make more sense to show the marginal progress starting from the previously achieved privilege (i.e. reset to 0% after each ...
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Why is the one hour or more delay necessary for applying the main site reputations to its per-site meta? [duplicate]

I remember when I reached to 15 reputations in my movies website, it took about an hour for the reputations to be applied in my movies.meta site. Why is this necessary?
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Why is the vote option shown for below-15 rep users? [duplicate]

AYK, the triangle-shaped vote option can't be seen in comments when you have below 50 reputations; it will show up after reaching that required threshold so that you can vote for comments. But why it'...
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Approximately how many points would a Stack Overflow user with 500k reputations get on a day if they didn't interact with the site? [duplicate]

If a popular Stack Overflow user with at least 500k reputation points wouldn't do anything (comment, answer, tick, etc.), how many reputations would they get for their existing answers? Could it be ...
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Suggestion: Incentive for Contribution to Answers: Upvote System for Edits

An attempt to improve answer quality while limiting redundance within answers: Please provide your opinion about the following suggestions as an answer, so we can have a discussion to potentially ...
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Recommendation for adding translation of content by user and reward system [duplicate]

As we can see so far, most of the Stack Exchange community content is in English. But there are some regions in the world where English is not so prevalent. So there should be an option for ...
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A separate reputation system for meta sites [duplicate]

I want to suggest Stack Exchange gives users a separate reputation system for the per-sites meta (e.g., math.meta, etc.) I mean a separate reputation system other than its parent site (e.g., the per-...
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Lowered reputation threshold for meta participation on some sites is not working

According to What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, some sites have a lowered reputation (e.g. 1-rep) threshold for participating in meta: Ask ...
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Recent achievements reputation counter is off

There are numerous posts with similar titles as this, and usually they are perfectly explainable by either removed votes, or un-upvotes etc. In my case the recent achievements showed the following: ...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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On downvotes, or more precisely, why people downvote things

After seeing the downvotes survey and, honestly, being very surprised that downvotes are targeted again, I took the initiative to sign up as a completely new user on SO, to understand, in my own way, ...
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I want to reward someone for writing a good answer for my question, but without starting a bounty [duplicate]

I want to reward to someone for writing a good answer for my question. This reward system will be only for the question owner and who gave the answer. Users only will give a reward for an answer of ...
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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Should the question be closed if it has been answered in another thread of some website?

The question which has been answered in some other website should be marked closed in Stack Overflow? It can help to find active questions and reduce time to investigate duplicate questions with other ...
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99 reputation yet getting “Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question” [duplicate]

Asking this here because I think this is very likely to be a general behaviour. Some months ago I wrote an answer to a question in Software Engineering that got very bad feedback (two negative votes ...
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Is the reputation requirement to appear in the network reputation graph separate or combined?

Accounts must have a minimum of 200 reputation to appear in this graph Is the reputation requirement specified here combined from all Stack Exchange sites, or that the reputation in at least one of ...
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Temporarily negative all-time reputation

There are quite a few posts on here on meta about negative reputation, that received downvotes as they confused time-interval reputation (weekly, monthly, yearly) with all-time reputation. All time ...
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gentrification : equality or equity before the bounties

Let's say that I was wise and posted / replied to questions for years and was rewarded by a very good reputation, of more than 30k points. Now I can enjoy a premium StackExchange service by putting a ...
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What can I do if I want to answer a protected question without having the required reputation to do so? [duplicate]

… although I have more than enough on Stack Overflow. The question I'm trying to answer is: Rails - Does using partials slow views rendering? This problem has annoyed me for awhile. I found the ...
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How Are The Reputation Thresholds Decided?

I'm more of a Stack Overflow participant, since I'm a software developer. But, I thought this might be a better question for a general audience of Stack Exchange's sites. I've been working on giving ...
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How to comment on a question on another Stack Exchange site I newly joined? [duplicate]

I'm new to the area this question was posted in, and I don't have a "correct" answer to hand, but I want to get them a clue as to why the question is not perhaps the right rabbithole, and ...
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Is it appropriate to browse through a user's old questions / answers and vote on some of them? [duplicate]

The following question might be a duplicate of the canonical question on serial voting. If so, feel free to close it. But I ask because it's not clear to me whether it's a duplicate question or not. ...
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Network wide suspensions with greater than 1 reputation points

I found a user with a network wide suspension but having >1 reputation on 2 sites. Upon request by Staff/Moderator I can provide the user address if it is a bug but at the moment I am looking ...
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Why does Stack Exchange (and Stack Overflow in particular) make it so hard for new contributors to participate? [duplicate]

I've been a lurker (or consumer) of Stack Overflow for as long as I can think back (it definitely feels longer than the 12 years the site exists). During that time, I've often felt the impulse to add ...
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Is the 50 reputation requirement for commenting on questions there to generate activity on the site? [duplicate]

It seems awfully convenient that to be able to ask a clarification or an update, one should have already answered a bunch of unrelated questions. Assuming one answers 10 or 20 questions first, how ...
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Why is Stack Overflow's popularity decreasing? [closed]

I wrote the following query on data.stackexchange.com. It returned some astonishing results. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1273685/stackoverflow-average-votes-vs-viewed-count ...
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Is there any cap to how much a user can upvote another user on SO?

I recently checked the daily reputation gain of some of the more well established users on SO simply out of curiosity. Then I noticed this a user had lost 1100 reputation during a single day and when ...
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Is a question deleted automatically once the downvote threshold has been met? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question in the wrong place (which has since been closed), and as a result my reputation has suffered a bombardment of downvotes. Ok, oops, wrong place, but now I cant even delete ...
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Not suspended but still 1 reputation! [duplicate]

This user has posted a question which has been closed as off-topic. However, they earned 6 reputation from it (thanks to someone who upvoted it). Despite this, they have 1 reputation being shown in ...
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Write a query to get top rep. users who have silver badges, but no gold ones

I am trying to compose a query that will list all high rep users who have a silver badge, but no gold ones. I am new to the SEDE. I have gone through the tutorial and properties documentation, but I ...
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Can we sort tags by the average reputation of the user who added the tag?

High-reputation users tend to be more familiar with the site, and are more likely to add useful tags. Low-rep users often add the first tags they think of when writing a question. Thus... Question: ...
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Incorrect rep sum when expanding score in reputation tab [duplicate]

Incorrect rep sum when expanding score in reputation tab. E.g. on https://travel.stackexchange.com/users/1810/franck-dernoncourt?tab=reputation, I see -10: but unfolding it shows 7*-1 = -14:
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SO users weekly reputation reports accumulative rep gained for two weeks instead of one week [closed]

Edit/Update 2: On Sunday (19th July 2020 @ UTC 00:00) the weekly reputation counter has reset to zero. This is now resolved and is functioning as per expected system behaviour. Edit/Update: On Friday ...
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Where has my 24922 rep gone? [duplicate]

My rep on SU is 124927. When I go to the top bar site drop-down (the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™) it shows my Meta SU rep to be 100005 (a significant difference). This question, My &...
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Does editing your own answer several times inhibit reputation?

I have edited my own answer to a question on the Mathematics site seven times. The answer got accepted and upvoted, but there is no increment in my reputation. Does editing your own answer several ...
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Stopped earning reputation at 313, even though I hit the reputation cap and have 9 accepted answers

I am really confused about the reputation cap. If I have 9 accepted answers, the cap should be at 335, but mine stopped at 313. I know I have an unaccept, but even so, it should be at 320. Maybe it ...
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Is there a way to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation? [closed]

I would like to know if is it possible to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation, and moreover if it is legal according to Stack Exchange policy. I am speaking about large amounts ...
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Is all reputation equal, or was this a bug? [duplicate]

Due to long use and positive reputation across other stack exchange sites, I've started getting 100 reputation immediately on joining a new stack-exchange site. A question interested me in a site I ...
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Is it possible for a user to have many badges, lots of voted questions and answer and have reputation 1? [duplicate]

User jww has plenty of badges on Stack Overflow (57 gold, 298 silver & 650 bronze). He has 740 questions and 1.752 answers, some having lots of votes and reputation 1. I can see he has: 47 Offered ...
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What options exist to monitor reputation by “group” of users on a Stack Overflow Enterprise instance?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to monitor/query/aggregate/analyse group reputation in a Enterprise Stack Overflow instance. These groups could be defined by email domain (by sub-company), for ...
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Un-downvote due to deletion does not calculate in your reputation changed [duplicate]

The green banner next to my reputation counter showed I gained 39 reputation since I last visited the reputation tab. When I look at the reputation events this is not true, I gained 40 reputation. The ...
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Is it possible that an awarded bounty takes time to be effective?

On this question the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty with the bounty icon bellow the accepted icon, but the bounty is not effectively awarded. Is this possible? I know that the automatic ...
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Award For Reviewing (Triage, First Posts, etc) [duplicate]

As stated before, reviewing questions is a thankless job. The OP of that question had a good point. Today, I noticed the Triage feature for the first time. I've probably spent a good 2-3 hours ...
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What will happen to a suggested edit if in the meantime, the owner gets the privilege to edit posts?

I was thinking of all the ways an approved Suggested Edit may not lead to an increase in reputation for this SEDE query. Then a thought occurred that what will happen if a user suggests an edit and ...
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Reputation points increment with every edit on the same post [duplicate]

I saw that if I edit a post once then it gives me a +2. But then if I again edit the same post then I get another +2. Isn't this wrong? Reputation points must be awarded only once per question. The ...
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Is it possible to see the daily reputation history of a group of users?

For research purpose, I would like to see the reputation history of a number of users. The reputation history API does not include events such as penalty due to downvoting other users' answers. So the ...
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Why I don't have any review queues? [duplicate]

I have 700 reputation in StackOverflow right now. Once I've reached 500 rep I've got an opportunity to review first posts and do the triage. But now for some reason I can't do that. The inscription "...

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