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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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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 ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Should we use the number “110 reputation” more widely with regards to the amount of rep needed to answer protected questions?

Please note: This is not a request to do anything. I'd like to obtain a general consensus before filing specific requests for specific changes. We apparently get quite a bit of confusion from users ...
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Where did the reputation go from the top bar? [duplicate]

I don’t see my reputation on the top bar anymore. Is it intentionally?
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Shouldn't I still get 200 reputation? [duplicate]

Today on Puzzling SE I earned close to 200 rep. In fact, I was at 198 reputation, and then one of my answers got upvoted, but I only got 2 rep. I totally get this, because 200 is the cap. But then, I ...
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Better promoting +2 rep for editing

Is there a way that the +2 editing bonus's existence could be better promoted to new users? This could be especially helpful for students or others new to the field on the more technical sites, where ...
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Help to get back old reputation and badges [duplicate]

I had a profile whose link is https://math.stackexchange.com/users/294365/learnmore. The problem is when I am logging in it using my e-mail subarshabnrj@gmail.com and password,I find my reputation is ...
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Issue with edit removed points (not shown) [duplicate]

I read How does "Reputation" work? and the accepted answer. I shared the left image 10 April 2018 with a friend and the right my score at 11 April 2018 9:30 CEST I know that I got 3 ...
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Lost rep from removed posts does not show in the achievement list

I noticed I had lost some rep over on Stack Overflow, but nothing shows up in the achievement bar (related to that): But when looking in the reputation tab on my profile: There's -15 rep from a ...
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Reputation change counter doesn't take into account deleted downvotes [duplicate]

The network-wide counter on the top displayed the correct +9 value, but the activity page showed 8:
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Reputation and Badge Difference

If you go on my chat account which is based on my Stack Overflow account, they have different reputation and amount of badges as shown below. Why is that? Is this only a problem on my account or on ...
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Pay to create a bounty regardless of reputation [duplicate]

As discussed here: Offering actual money as a bounty? offering actual money as a bounty sets the wrong incentives. However I would suggest giving users the ability to pay with money for offering a ...
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Profile page not showing reputation grouped by post

Was taking a look at the 'reputation' tab in my profile page and noticed that when I click the 'post' tab it still shows my reputation points grouped by 'time'. The 'graph' tab seems to be working ...
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Reputation audit and reputation tab show inconsistent “total rep”

My reputation as of today on a Stack Exchange site is: But the /reputation page (aka reputation audit) for me gives: I am not arguing which of the two numbers, 1133 or 1137, is correct. My point is ...
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Why are the green/red +/-N delta-rep notifications (due to votes on my posts) turned off until a -N bounty is surpassed?

On one SE site I'm often in a situation where I've just started a +100 bounty. The -100 deduction stops those green and red +5 and -5notifications due to votes on my posts from appearing in the top ...
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Achivement item behavior for topbar on stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Visiting the achivements popup in topbar on stackechange.com doesn't clear the green rep-increment icon: Also I noticed that both achivements items are lighted on stackexchange.com, i.e. +rep and ...
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What's the point of 'protecting' questions? [duplicate]

Protecting questions is a privilege awarded at 3,500 reputation on you're average SE site (of course it's different here, because unlike most SE sites, Meta SE and Stack Overflow have different ...
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Does reviewing queues have any gains for me as a Stack Overflow user?

Due to my reputation on Stack Overflow, I have access to different review queues. I want to know if it will change my score/reputation or if it will only provide me some badges? Maybe this part seems ...
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Checking reputation points on Stack Exchange

I am a newbie here, and the more I try to interact here, it asks me to gain some reputation. How do you check your reputation points on Stack Exchange?
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Quality control of Hot Network Questions

The dynamics of many sites get totally whacked up once a post goes onto the Hot Network Questions queue. This is obviously by design and choice. However, the net result is that the entire character of ...
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How does “very bad meta activity” affect one's rep on the main site?

It is said in the FAQ (link gone, it now redirects to Tour page) However, please note that offensive penalties, if levied by the community through spam or offensive votes on your posts here, will ...
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What actually happens to recorded but not displayed votes? [duplicate]

When a user votes, but they have under the rep requirement. Upvoting - less than 15rep; Downvoting under 125rep - (Besides Meta.SE) They get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by ...
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Why do this site's privileges' costs differ from all the other SE sites?

I know that this site is special, but I don't know why this site's privileges' costs differ so much. For example, on this site, to comment everywhere, you need to have 5 reputation, while on every ...
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Why do I lose reputation when I downvote? [duplicate]

Problem I've recently reached 125 reputation on a Stack Exchange site, (yay!) and I now have the privilege to downvote. So I tried it out, and I lost a reputation point. At first I thought I got ...
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Will past downvoted questions affect current reputation points?

I have had this question for some time now. For example: I currently have only 1 rep point. If I ask a question and receive a lot of downvotes, this will not currently affect my reputation (since my ...
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Changes to bounty rules: removal of double rep-retention, blocking of owner deletion

Adam Lear has been digging into the circumstances behind this feature request, and determined that the behavior described there is likely an oversight: it should not be possible for a bounty to remain ...
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If you're in the top ____% ______ (ex. Jeff Atwood is in the top 0.03% overall), do you see it if you click on your own profile?

I've never seen it, but in this last week (yesterday and today, really), I've gained 49 reputation; meaning I would've expected to see something similar to the example in the title of Jeff Atwood's ...
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Improving a Stack Exchange site, but with limited rep

I have limited reputation (less than 1k) and can only: Ask question Answer question flag content edit content vote to close / re-open / delete questions What else can I do in order to improve a ...
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Undeleting an answer doesn't preserve the upvotes and downvotes correctly - Bug in Reputation Calculation [closed]

I deleted an answer which had 1 upvote and 2 downvotes (Total reputation -> 10-4 = 6), so my reputation decreased by 6. Then after undeleting the answer my reputation should increase by 6, but instead ...
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+2 reputation shown in daily summary, not in list

Today, I received +2 reputation on the new Constructed Language private beta site, for a tag wiki edit on a tag which is probably now orphaned. This leads to a strange situation where my 'daily' ...
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Reputation in users list doesn’t reflect current filter for mobile web

Despite on filter mode for reputation only the total user reputation is shown in mobile web: Full web reflects current filter:
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Do not refund bounty on question deletion if reputation would be kept on an awarded answer

According to this post and its status-bydesign tag, if a question where someone offered and awarded a bounty is deleted, the bounty is refunded back to the bounty owner. In most cases, this isn't much ...
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Is sock puppetry really that hard to handle?

I, like many other new users, struggle to get enough reputation do contribute in a way that fits us, like upvoting and providing helpful comments (one example here). One argument for the limits is ...
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Award part of reputation back to bounty owner

This is the question I'm talking about. I'm the OP, the bounty owner, the only one who answered and there aren't any real comments too. Wouldn't be safe to allow awarding part of bounty reputation ...
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Could we transfer the comment privilege? [duplicate]

I know why the 50 reputation requirement exists. Mainly to prevent spam and unhelpful comments by new users. My issue is: When I come from other Stack Exchange sites and collected some reputation ...
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I have enough rep to answer, but can't? [duplicate]

It says I need 10 rep to answer this question because of a spam lock, but I have 37 and cannot add my answer. High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing ...
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Multiple events in the achivements when user was removed

According to the help page, e.g. on Stack Oveflow (emphasis is mine): All the reputation changes from a single user's deletion are rolled into a single event in the reputation page labelled "User ...
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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 ...