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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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Handling sock puppets farming rep via accepting answers, not upvoting

I've been keeping an eye on two accounts that are pretty obviously sock puppets, and are farming (small amounts of) rep off of each other. I believe they are sock puppets because: The accounts were ...
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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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Does reputation on sites with site-specific chat servers count toward the ability to chat on the general Stack Exchange chat server?

In other words, say, if I have 20 reputation on Stack Overflow, does it count toward the ability to chat on https://chat.stackexchange.com/? Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange have their own chat ...
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Option to keep the reputation hidden [duplicate]

Is there an option to keep the reputation blurred out when you're on stackoverflow? I mean, it stays blurred or hidden with an overlay until you hover on it or click it. Because I often have to pair-...
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SE 2.0 Meta doesn't award rep, but it refers to “rep”

I originally posted this on MSF, but it got no response, so at the suggestion made in a comment there, I'm reposting it here. (source: netstrata.com) This should be called "up-votes", or something ...
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Joining new SE site with association bonus: +98 rep visual glitch [duplicate]

I just joined Code Review SE and was surprised by this visual glitch: It says "+98" on the top right corner, but the popup clearly states "+100". I can think of 2 possibilities: I started with 2 rep ...
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Race condition allows users to award the same bounty twice to a user

Yesterday, I put a 100-rep bounty on an answer in order to give association bonus and network flair rights to our newly-appointed community manager, Cesar M. While awarding the bounty, I clicked the ...
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Creepy user digs my old questions and downvotes them once a day [duplicate]

There is a creepy user who answered my question on Stack Overflow that I haven't accepted the answer with. He then keeps leaving a comment for like three consecutive days, asking for updates on ...
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New users don't value reputation

For a long while the issue of addressing how to prevent off topic or low quality questions has been looked at from multiple angles. I have tried many times to take part in these conversations. At ...
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How can I get all users' total reputation across all sites?

I like how Area 51 shows users by their total reputation across all sites, as an indication of the user's general familiarity with the Stack Exchange format. Is it possible to get a list of all (or a ...
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Odd reputation behaviour

This is a little odd. I received seven points for receiving an upvote to my answer. Any reason? I don't think I've hit the daily rep cap, but if I did, would that be causing an incomplete reputation ...
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SEDE query to find users' reputation when posting their questions

Each question has an Id, OwnerUserId, and CreationDate. I need to calculate the reputation of that user (questioner) was during the question creation time. I find the question (Determining user's ...
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Reputation graph showing wrong number

There's a user on Stack Overflow who currently has 17,745 reputation, but the reputation graph shows a different number:
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2019: do six-figure reputation users on non-SO sites still get swag?

I've always been told that hitting the 100k reputation threshold gets you a nice swag package from Stack Exchange - regardless of mod status, and except possibly on Stack Overflow where 100k ...
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How can a SE participant be congratulated in a big way?

A participant in a particular beta site is about to be the first to reach a major reputation milestone. This participant is truly beloved on that site. (The participant is not a moderator on the ...
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Can we get a way for high-rep people/mods to go through review queues/normal process *anyway?* [duplicate]

I do not have 2k rep on any site as of the posting of this question, and I am not sure I want to have 2k rep - precisely because it makes my actions have more weight than I'd like them to. I do not ...
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Please update the text in help for “User was Removed” reputation changes

Before May 25, 2019 - The help on all sites doesn't cover three things well enough IMO. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed It doesn't acknowledge that in some cases - community ...
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Bounty amount on reputation tab hardly readable

Today, a bounty was awarded to one of my answers (thanks @gnat); when I visited my reputation tab I noticed that the amount is hardly readable since it's green text on a blue background: Can that be ...
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Replace “top x% of w/m/q/y/all time” with rank if in top 10

I'm in first place of the current quarter on gaming SE. It would be nice if it showed "1st place this quarter" instead of "top 0.06% this quarter" in my profile, because "top 0.06%" can have varying ...
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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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Bounty Boost and Resurrect or Zero Response Bounty Return [duplicate]

I put out a bounty recently and got zero comments and zero answers. It then expired. I'd still like to get this question answered, and (if the feature existed) I would even go so far as to increase ...
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“M” in reputation

Apparently Jon Skeet has decided to test if reputation is stored as an int by causing an overflow. On the way there he has broken yet another boundary. He now has more than a million reputation on ...
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How is the reputation value formatted when it gets abbreviated?

The current reputation value (rep) of StackOverflow (SO) users is mostly shown in a short form beside their name on all possible occasions. I see values like 1, 23, 345, 12.3k or 456k. Just out of ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Bounty text color is awful [duplicate]

Green text color! Are you serious! It used to be white for sure. Could be found in the reputation tab - for example, I browsed this dear user.
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I just got about -300 points because of a removed user; is this legit? [duplicate]

Today I noticed I lost around 300 rep points on multiple sites because a user was removed. I know user removal results in losing rep points, but I also know that high-rep user removal doesn't trigger ...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of "User was removed (...
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Is there a limit for “user was deleted” being propagated as reputation being removed? [duplicate]

Today I saw the following: Clearly the removed user has voted a tremendous number of times on politics and it is plausible that this is related to voting irregularity. However, I remember that ...
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Disable Twitter/GitHub links for low-rep users

Currently, hyperlinks in "About me" and "Website link" in our user profile pages are disabled for low-rep users in order to prevent from malicious links. See this answer for details. Hyperlinks for ...
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Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account?

Users below 15 reputation can't effectively vote. It says: Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score Does it mean that they ...
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Undeleting a bad question further worsens reputation [duplicate]

If an undeleted question does not have a chance of getting up vote due to the question being not worth a try, how will it help in getting out of question ban? Leaving it as deleted too does not help ...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ Reputation requirements compared, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred as part of ♦ moderator rights, there are a few (4.5 ...
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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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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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Why does it take time to lose reputation for downvoting? [duplicate]

Occasionally, I downvote a bad answer but the -1 is not subtracted immediately and may sometimes take a few hours. Why is that the case? Why is it not immediate like when gaining a reputation for an ...
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I got 1 reputation on SO meta, is it a bug? [duplicate]

I pinned the SO meta to the SE site switcher. I looked at my reputation and it is 1. When I go to SO meta I am not suspended or my reputation is one. Is this intended? The SO meta reputation in the ...
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Reputation from referral not showing up on my recent activity page

Looking at my Area 51 reputation report I see the following: 3 969 (5) 23 57 (5) ** 2 968 (5) 2 1271 (5) I'm assuming that the vote type of "23" is a referral. However, ...
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Is this a bug for reputation on 'Top Answers' on my network page?

I was recently suspended on Stack Overflow for a sockpuppet account that I used to upvote my questions and answers. On my network profile, it shows my top answer as being worth 5 vote score, but on SO,...
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Reputation Expiration and Deterioration [duplicate]

I think that making reputation temporary will increase constant participation, since the reputation will slowly decrease if they do not participate and gain more reputation. I thought of two ways to ...
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At what reputation does a user gain 100% maximum privileges?

While users unlock all possible privileges at 20,000 reputation, their privileges are still "enhanced" as their reputation increases. For instance, An additional delete vote is granted per 1000 ...
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The problem with extrinsic motivation

TL;DR: Stack Exchange favors standard, fast, and complete answers at the expense of novel, creative, and excellent answers. This bias results directly from reputation ratings, badges and other ...
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Conditions for keeping reputation in case of post deletion

In an answer for Deleted Question: Impact to Reputation, it's quoted that reputation earned from posts with score ≥ 3 "visible on the site for ≥ 60 days" would be retained despite their deletion. I ...
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Why is my status bar reputation different from stackoverflow.com/reputation?

After asking a question about my reputation and whether there had been another recent recalculation, a number of responders pointed me to one of the "hidden" features of StackOverflow, the Reputation ...
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Using `M` instead of `k` when rep is >= 1M on https://chat.stackexchange.com/users

I read on https://chat.stackexchange.com/users?tab=all&sort=reputation&page=1 (mirror) Shouldn't it be 1.03m or (if we really follow the conventions of the metric system) 1.03M instead?
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Feature Request: Require comment for downvotes if user reaches reputation threshold [duplicate]

So the idea behind this is quite simple, and I have also not seen any similar solution suggested in meta(after a quick search). Succinctly, I have seen both on my answers and questions(as has anyone) ...
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Bug: lost reputation points after deleting a question and undeleting it! [duplicate]

When we delete a question the reputation gained or lost because of the question is recovered. But, when we un-delete the question the reputation is not changed! E.g., You have 100 reputation points ...
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Undeleting a deleted answer doesn't refund the lost reputation before that answer was deleted

Suppose your answer has a score of 0, (1 upvote and 1 downvote). Your reputation gain from the upvote is +10, and the reputation loss from the downvote is -2. So the net reputation gain from your ...
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Stack Overflow increasingly unfriendly to newbies [closed]

As a newbie to posting on Stack Overflow I wanted to give feedback as there are a couple of elements which I have felt are a little unfriendly. I created an account here several years ago but haven'...
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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 ...