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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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Increase in reputation given for creating missing tag excerpts and wikis [duplicate]

Over on Science Fiction and Fantasy, there are a lot of tags without excerpts. Almost 260 of them, in fact. I try to add some once in a while, but there are so many that I'll never make a dent in the ...
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Why doesn't reputation persist across the Stack Exchange network? [duplicate]

The Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow which is the largest. Why doesn't reputation persist across the network, especially if your reputation on Stack ...
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How can I easily monitor changes to my reputation score? Is there a Firefox extension available?

Suppose a user has put some time and effort into asking and answering questions on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow or any of the most popular Stack Exchange sites. How ...
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Significant reputation difference among meta and main sites [duplicate]

I just noticed the significant reputation difference in site switcher popup for main and meta sites: According to reputation graph on stackexchange.com current meta reputation level I had two ...
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Strangely low reputation

How is this possible that the user with this question only has that little reputation? I've checked his site and he doesn't have a lot of downvotes or bounties.
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Meta sites in “Your Communities” display different reputation

While using the top bar to navigate across communities, I noticed that the reputation displayed on meta sites on that list does not match the one of their corresponding main sites: I have noticed on ...
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Reputation counters for SO and MSO not in sync? [duplicate]

SO says: 89008 MSO says: 88948 Shouldn't SO and MSO be fully in sync?
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Is the reputation system the same across all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

As the title says, I'm wondering if some sites have customised their pointing system. I've just come across Troy Hunt's profile on Information Security: https://security.stackexchange.com/users/136/...
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No reputation for upvote given? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? After answering a question earlier on SO, I realized that the upvotes to my answer do not increase my reputation. I've checked and I am sure that ...
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Receiving empty rep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No reputation for upvote given? My statistics say I've made 187 rep from 2009-11-13 00:00:00Z to 2009-11-13 23:59:59Z on stackoverflow.com. But since the last few answers I ...
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What is the best way to increase my reputation and privileges?

I'm not sure if this is a stupid question, but here goes anyway... I have only recently started learning PHP and Javascript and I'm reasonably proficient. One of the reasons I'm so proficient is ...
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On which site is it easier to earn reputation?

From my experience, it's fairly easy to earn 200 reputation a day on Stack Overflow if you write a few decent answers. Meanwhile, it's incomprehensibly hard to earn 200 rep on Android Enthusiasts a ...
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Should (and could) we require the tour badge (and/or rep) to give answers?

We (SE, in general) get dozens of spam/bad answers almost every day. In particular, I'm interested in the ones from bots. Would it be worthwhile to require some minor limitation to post answers? I'm ...
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Can we revisit the reputation minimum to post on a site's Meta?

It seems like this came up in mid 2012 and again in late 2012. I think we should revisit it, though, now that things have changed. Again today, when moderating Programmers, I came across a user who ...
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Do I have reputation on meta? [duplicate]

This is weird. On meta.SO I seem to have my own reputation, different from my Stack Overflow reputation. Yet, according to the FAQs, there is no reputation on any meta site (other than this one, ...
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Can a user gain more than 2 rep for editing?

I edited this post and noticed my reputation change from 1466 to 1470 (i.e +4). I went to check my reputation changes and found: Note: My reputation later went down from 1470 to 1468, so it ...
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How to calculate per site meta reputation?

The displayed reputation on per site meta is the same as on the respective parent site. However, out of curiosity, I'd like to see the actual reputation users would have on a meta if it was counted ...
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Remove the decimal point after 100k rep

As Jon Skeet reaches 1000 bronze badges, the reputation line in flair is not going to fit there any more. I suggest reducing the precision as you reach 100k (just like what happens with 10k users) ...
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Community “Waffle” Your Posts

Installation http://www.sampsonresume.com/labs/community-waffle.user.js Description Following a recent question, I decided to create a Greasemonkey script that will "Community Waffle" all posts ...
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Diminishing returns / non-linear reputation from “great” answers

Over time I realized a very annoying property of the Stack Overflow reputation system: Easy answers to popular question are rewarded with a lot more reputation points than actually great answers. In ...
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Maximum reputation for each question or answer [duplicate]

I have seen many simple questions (and even answers) with a very large amount of up-votes. Is it a good idea to give so much reputation just for a very simple question or answer which is just because ...
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Why there isn't reputation points for successful flagging?

By helping the site by flagging successfully (and therefore gaining higher flag weight), you typically inform that you are able to understand the system and be helpful. Similarly, when you are ...
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Let's give top winter bashers some reputation!

The people like eLRuLL, Eran, and Panda are really good at Winter Bash, with 30/30 hats! They deserve a reward! Hats aren't just for fun because getting a hat means that you did something good on the ...
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Retrocomputing Reputation Bug [closed]

On my user page here I appear to have 5 less reputation than I should. Edit : I apologize for for the inconvenience... It appears to be solved.
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Watching reputation points in the KDE system tray

If you want to follow your reputation points in the KDE system tray, you might want to take a look at the BitBucket page of the StackOverflow KDE System Tray: Requirements: KDE4 PyKDE Python You ...
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What happens to the reputation when a question is migrated? [duplicate]

My question was migrated from the English Stack Exchange to the History of Science and Math Stack Exchange. My question is, does the reputation I gained while it was on the English S.E stay on my ...
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Not getting upvotes on accepted answer after rep cap [duplicate]

IIRC accepted answers are fully immune to the rep cap limit. I have reached the rep cap before and don't remember not getting the upvotes reflected on my reputation after I reached the limit, but ...
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Will we lose our reputation we earn from hats when we lose them?

I got the hat "retro fan" and I got 2 reputation points. Once the hats are gone, do we lose the amount of reputation we get from them or do we keep it? For example, if I got the hat X and get Y ...
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Why does this user have only have 1 rep but no apparent suspension? [duplicate]

Update: The user is now suspended network wide again. Looking at a user who is suspended on a few sites, but not most‡, I see he has a reputation of 1 although the graph says different: &...
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Highly upvoted but has 1 rep? [duplicate]

I searched for an answer using the title of this question on Meta.Workplace and on Meta.SE but nothing came up. This answer has been upvoted a lot. But the person that wrote the initial answer only ...
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What about increasing negative reputation of down-votes?

I know that with down-voting an answer the OP will take -2 reputation per down-vote. I see some answers with some up-votes and some down-votes for example consider these voting: up-votes | down-votes ...
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Why not display a users adjusted reputation depending on the domain in which they are answering or asking?

Let's assume that on Stack Overflow I have been asking and answering questions strictly in c programming and I acquire 200k reputation simply because I breath c programming and nothing else. If I ...
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Rep history shows downvote, but no downvote found on the linked answer

My SO rep history today shows a downvote on this answer, and yet the answer doesn't show any downvotes. I've waited a bit and refreshed a few times, thinking it might be some weird caching, but... Is ...
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How does Jon Skeet have 176 rep without asking any questions or giving any answers?

As a devoted Jon Skeet fan I started my day as usual looking at his profile... and I have noticed this today How does Jon have 176 rep without asking any questions or giving any answers?
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Why does Meta Stack Exchange have reputation? [duplicate]

On the per-site-metas, users don't have a reputation score different from their score on the site (so a user's meta.stackoverflow reputation is just their Stack Overflow reputation). But meta....
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Why did I lose 5 reputation after a “user was removed”? [duplicate]

On my Math.SE account, it says "user was removed" and 5 reputation was deducted. What does this mean?
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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Can I have a pension? [duplicate]

I am getting old and I need money. I bet many people do, but for some reason they prefer not to speak about it. Over 8 years at Stack Overflow I scored 11k rep and some badges. There are not many ...
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Top bar bug - no reputation shown for Area 51

The top bar's hamburger menu displays all the community's you're a member of, and your reputation there. Area 51 is displayed there, but its reputation isn't. Funnily enough, Area 51 Discussion Zone ...
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What's is that supposed to mean: Ask a simple question to gain reputation and to attract bots

As I didn't find any better title, please feel free to revisit. Yesterday somebody asked a "simple" question: "How to ensure block elements will be on same line in a table?". There were two answers, ...
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Is there a mechanism to protect Stack Overflow against users with new account just to avoid downvoting? [closed]

Is there a way to protect Stack Overflow from users that, for multiple reasons, will create a new account to post a question with laziness and expecting a 'copy-paste' solution? Take this example: a-...
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The ability to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty

I would like to offer a bounty (incentive) and would like to purchase it instead of offering my own reputation as the bounty. I see that Careers.SO already has a system to accept transactions for ...
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Differentiating why votes are removed on user deletion

According to Shog9's post, there are two and only two reasons why votes are removed when an account is deleted: Some thresholds relating to vote count and number of people affected are not breached. ...
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How does up/downvoting work exactly in terms of reputation and do some users have greater ability to affect ones reputation? [duplicate]

I'm really confused on voting. Based on the link below I am assuming that comments do not affect reputation. Can administrators or more "powerful" users for lack of a better term affect a user's ...
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How do Deleted Posts affect rep? [duplicate]

Say I post an answer on a recently asked question, yet a FGITW scenario means that so do about a half dozen other SO users. My answer might get a handful of upvotes, but ultimately someone else gets ...
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How can I audit deletions that affect me?

How can I audit deletions that affect me? i.e. My own questions that got deleted. My own answers that got deleted by someone else (possible?) Questions that got deleted in which I've answered
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How do I suggest a name change for a SE in Commitment phase?

I sincerely believe the "Electronics and Robotics" proposed SE should be re-named to just "Robotics". I would like to leave a comment to this effect, but there doesn't seem to be a facility to do this....
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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Removed accepted answer… what about the reputation?

I just had the case, that the OP removed the "accepted answer" after one month because he needed my help again. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4499476/how-can-i-clear-a-sqlite-database-each-time-...
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Regain reputation lost by downvoting a deleted answer

I downvoted an answer, and it was deleted. Why don't (or shouldn't) I get the reputation back? If I don't get it back right away, then how come the Community User owns that many downvotes?