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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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Make scores private because they promote selfishness and discrimination [duplicate]

I'm firmly of the belief that the stack concept is badly designed but haven't known why until I read this article: meritocracy doesn't exist and believing it does is bad for you The display of a ...
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Do I get the bounty and reputation for an accepted answer if my account was suspended during those events? [duplicate]

I answered a question a few days ago, then my account was suspended a few days after that for voting irregularities. The answer was accepted and awarded a bounty during the suspension. Do I still ...
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Could someone clarify the comment: `Yea, but other throttles are relaxed based on rep`

In this question, @Rosinante posted the comment almost at the very bottom: Yea, but other throttles are relaxed based on rep Is this true? Do the timers, etc. go away with higher rep? This would ...
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Will deleting a question remove reputation (clarification)? [duplicate]

Per this answered question from 5 years ago, Will deleting my question also remove the reputation awarded to answerers? I see that reputation will be retained for answers that 1) Have a score of 3 ...
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Reputation requirements compared

How do reputation requirements for various privileges compare on Stack Overflow vs a graduated Stack Exchange 2.0 site vs a site in public or private beta? Return to FAQ Index
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I want to answer questions in Stack Overflow but I have 0 rep and I don't want to ask dumb questions… How to Proceed? [on hold]

I'm an engineer with 20+ Years of Exp in Java/.Net/the kitchen sink/etc. and very regular user of the site. Sometimes I feel pity for the poor engineer that's going to be stuck with his problem ...
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What should I do about “Learning Experience” Answers?

What I mean by "Learning Experience" Learning Experience answers are misguided in such a way that they generate useful negative feedback. They typically include a piece of information that is either ...
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Feature Request: Offical Reputation Rules Page [duplicate]

Reputation doesn't work quite as simply as: Here's how it works: if you post a good question or helpful answer, it will be voted up by your peers: you gain 10 reputation points. If you post ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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Reputation shouldn't be shown close to username on questions and answers

Hi I've been looking through SO and found some highly voted question what shouldn't be there. Example would be What's your most controversial programming opinion? or What is the best comment in source ...
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Can users with a gold tag badge but not enough reputation to vote to close use their immediate duplicate closing powers?

It's possible for users to have a gold tag badge but not have enough reputation to vote to close, such as if they've given away most of their rep in bounties, or if they started off posting a lot of ...
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New contributor has more than 1000 rep [duplicate]

This user has 1568 reputation yet is still a new contributor: It's probably that this is the first time they post on meta.
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Unupvote loses you more rep than downvote

User A has 5 reputation. User A posts an answer and receives: upvote +10 then unupvote -10 rep = 5 (neutral feedback) upvote + 10 then downvote -2 rep = 13 (negative feedback) How come user A ...
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In fact, we need “more than 200 reputation” instead of “at least 200 reputation” for “tracked in the leagues”

The original question: I have observed this on Ask Ubuntu community, but this probably applies to all communities on Stack Exchange. On March 2, 2019, I scored 200 reputation and I was not "tracked ...
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Do we need “more than 200 reputation” instead of “at least 200 reputation” to get the silver “Yearling” badge? [duplicate]

I have observed this on ask ubuntu community, but this probably applies to all communities on StackExchange. On March 2, 2019, I scored 200 reputation and I did not receive the silver "Yearling" ...
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Reputation Retained After Deleting Answer on Migrated Question?

A couple of years ago, I answered a question (*) on EE.SE that was subsequently migrated to Home Improvement. Prior to migration my answer had IIRC about 5 upvotes. I didn't have an account on Home ...
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Why did I just lose 25 rep randomly?

On the Japanese Stack Exchange in some older browser tabs, I see that I have 3870 rep, but if I refresh I have 3845 rep. I don't see any changes in the reputation tab. So I'm wondering what ...
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WordPress reputation plug-in

I have formed a new limited company and on our web site there is a blog where we would like to show all the questions/answers posted by our team on Stack Overflow. The website is based on ...
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Reputation still showing for hidden communities on network profile

I've noticed that, for users with hidden accounts, it's still possible to see reputation changes on their hidden communities from their network profile, yet it is not possible to see the hidden ...
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Make moderator abilities relate to reputation points inflation

I think it is commonly acknowledged that reputation points inflation is occurring on Stack Overflow. As opposed to this meta question, I don't think the inflation is a problem. I think the real ...
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Is there a way for a Moderator to allow known users with low reputation to post more than one question per 20 or 40 minutes?

Here is the situation. CiviCRM is a FLOSS CRM. Stack Exchange provides an amazing tool for those of us who know it quite well to give support to others/newbies. So along comes a newbie and has a ...
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What happens to my answer when the question is deleted? [duplicate]

Let's say I answer a question. And there are upvotes for my answer (so, I get reputation points for my answer). Now, the question is deleted. What happens to my answer and what happens to the ...
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When is high reputation too high?

Stack Overflow is maturing very nicely. As many people are saying in a recent thread there are numerous good reasons for us all to be here and we're making the most of it. A few moments ago there ...
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Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site?

Here's one to get shot down: How about letting bounties to be set using the reputation gained through the use of another site? So, for instance, I'm a programmer with a high Stack Overflow rep who ...
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How do I provide incentive to answer my question when I have no reputation?

My user page on Stack Overflow is asking me if I have "considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty" for the following question: Windows Mobile App - Play MMS Stream? Which happens to be my ...
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? ...
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Reputation should be the new Chuck E. Cheese tickets! [closed]

We all loved Chuck E. Cheeses as a kid. Lots of games, a big weird looking mouse, PIZZA, and the coolest part! Tickets == Prizes! Well, since we've grown up we haven't had that kinda enjoyment. I ...
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I lost 100 reputation and it is not shown in graph [duplicate]

Last December I lost 100 reputations on Music Stack Exchange as one of my answers were marked as "rude or abusive" by 6 users. However, the graph did not lose 100 reputations. What's the reason?
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“Recent reputation changes” for own profile, but “positive reputation changes” for foreign profile

If you open someone's profile page other than yourself, for example, Chris Osiak: If open your own profile page: Why does it mention positive changes for others' profile?
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Meta SO Upvote on Question: +5 or + 10?

I was told that each and every upvote on a question will add 5 points to the asker's reputation. But apparently this wasn't followed on here, meta SO. Take a look at my case for example. Bug or ...
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Add reputation history to SEDE

A similar question was posed quite a while back, without much specificity. The only answer identifies the taxing nature of a SEDE query on the server in order to get a rough estimate of the user ...
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How to hide the “+2” in my achievements dialog button when I accept an answer?

I already know that when I accept an answer, my reputation will gain 2 points. Because it isn't much, I don't feel that I need to give it a care. If it can be disappeared for an amount of time, I don'...
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Bug with moved questions and reputation?

If you get upvoted on a question, then the question gets moved over to another site - the original site deducts it from your total but does not remove it from your daily limit. For example. (Picture ...
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Does the reputation of the participants in the question affect the “hotness?”

This is my second question on hot network questions. I was shocked to find this question that I asked on the list: If a collection of closed sets of arbitrary cardinality in a metric space has empty ...
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Why did I receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege, yet I don't have enough reputation?

The site shown a message saying I have been granted a privilege, but the reputation required for that privilege is higher than the one I actually have. What happened? Return to FAQ index
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How to anonymously report suspected reputation farming [duplicate]

What should I do if I want to anonymously report suspicion that a user is gaming the reputation system? It isn't clear that the question flag can also be used to flag users... Original question as ...
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Finding potential new users based on reputation from answers?

Is it a good idea to show reputation without the +100 association bonus, in the new user's tab? Specifically in smaller sites, not only would it be easier to visualize who is contributing the most to ...
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Return reputation from answers & get a permalink of the results in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer

How do I get a link to send to someone, so even non-logged in users can see the results directly: ...without needing to click "Run Query" or anything? Is there any way to get reputation from only ...
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How is a new beginner meant to grow on one of the Stack Exchange communities [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and I think it's very impressive. One thing bothers me is that because it is so far down the line, I don't think beginners stand a chance of growing. As time goes on, ...
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Missing item in Achievements

Yesterday I wrote an answer and subsequently noticed an alert on the Achievements icon for upvotes. Clicking on it and returning to the answer, I noticed that the answer score was +5 (with 5 upvotes ...
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Exempt users with the association bonus from the IP-based question rate limit

I've just created an account on Cross Validated, and typed up my first question. Unfortunately, when I try to submit it, I get an You can only post once every 40 minutes error message. I've never ...
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How do I transfer reputation points from one Stack Exchange site to another? [duplicate]

I have earned points on Stack Exchange for Database related. How do I transfer those points to dba.stackexchange?
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Bounty points from another site [duplicate]

I've seen some previous questions about transferring points between sites. They are usually quite unequivocally answered that points should not be transferrable, for fairly obvious reasons such as ...
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Transferring my reps from dormant account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) I have had two accounts on stackoverflow, while one being now ...
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Stack Exchange Rep Transferable for bounty purposes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site? Can the reputation earned on one stack Exchange site be used for hosting bounties in another?
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Take into account all of the reputations from all stackexchange sites [duplicate]

I use the Stack Exchange sites very often to find solutions to problems and help me with decision-making. In some sites I have asked question and received answers, and I have more than 15 reputation. ...
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How do you get more than 1 reputation? [duplicate]

Is there any way of getting to the first 15 reputation (at which point you can actually do something) on Stack Overflow other than by asking questions? My problem is this: if I see a good answer that ...
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Not notified of all rep changes, old bug returns

This seems to be a reincarnation of Reputation notifications seem to be broken again, which was marked status-completed. So: status-uncompleted. Today (Feb 6th) on Science Fiction and Fantasy I ...
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Incorrect reputation summary on profile page [duplicate]

As you can see, it shows 2 events and +10 reputation. But there are 3 events below.