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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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Is it possible to turn off “reputation score” notifications?

I have no problem with Inbox notifications, but the reputation score notifications distract me a lot. (the ones that tell you: "+5" if someone thumbs up your question). After looking through the ...
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Minor rep bug around upvotes when capped when you delete the post

I posted an answer on SO (while already repcapped) that was rapidly upvoted, but then a solid dupetarget was found for the question and so I dupehammered it and deleted my answer. A while later I saw ...
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+2 reputation for what [duplicate]

Yesterday it said +2 on the reputation tab in the topbar. I opened the dropdown but there was no message, no suggested edit approved etc. I don't even know on which site I earned those 2 rep. Can ...
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Should grammar edits of closed questions be approved? [duplicate]

If a question is closed or put on hold, usually nobody bothers to fix spelling mistakes in it. But if a new user does it, should the edit be approved? It does technically edit the post, although not ...
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Why aren't questions/answers/comments necessarily anonymous if votes are anonymous?

This is not a duplicate of questions asking about features that would allow users to post anonymously or about whether or not anonymous posting is allowed. I am asking why should the user/reputation ...
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Leaderboard not showing correctly

As shown in the pictures, the leaderboard percentages on my Stack Overflow page are not showing correctly. I was until yesterday top 2% of the Quarter, always been keeping up and improving my stats, ...
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Should I be afraid of getting too many up votes? [duplicate]

I have had a question in mind for a long time: Imagine that I posted a good answer to a question. Is it okay for the OP to up-vote all of my posts (answers and questions) without my knowledge? I ...
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When users are deleted do you get reputation back from their downvotes? [duplicate]

I've noticed that I've lost some reputation when users are removed, since that's specifically called out in the inbox messages. However, I am curious if lost reputation from downvotes the user gave ...
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Can “Reputation” be adjusted to allow for positive points being awarded to a very helpful/informative comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes the comments under either the question or the answer are the more valuable information. That is, an answer might be just satisfactory, but it's really the comments, and their additional ...
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Why is the top bar showing too much rep? [duplicate]

Help! What is happening!? Here on Meta today I have been having a very strange issue with the top bar. It has been showing 10 more rep than I really have, on all pages which have not been refreshed ...
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Per-site Meta reputation updating… slowly [duplicate]

I answered a question on Stack Overflow and it got an upvote. After a great several minutes I went to Meta Stack Overflow, and was surprised that my reputation was still 10 less than main, indicating ...
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Stack Overflow “Achievements tab” displaying incorrect reputation [duplicate]

Brief Today I ran across an odd issue in Stack Overflow. My reputation doesn't match between my Profile page to the Achievements tab! I know for a fact that my Profile page is displaying correct ...
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Wrong reputation calculation in achievements dialog

Looks like there is something wrong with reputation calculation: +2*5 -6*2 = -2... why there is +6 in reputation popup? As @Catija said in comment calculation is OK in the profile: ...
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How many upvotes does Jon Skeet have?

Since daily rep caps out at 200, a large majority of upvotes on Jon's posts never get "counted" as rep. For example, more than 70 upvotes on 11/17/17 did not count toward his rep total. My question ...
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Deleting an account retains reputation and badges for linked chat accounts

I deleted my account on codegolf.stackexchange.com some time ago. The vast majority of my network reputation was derived from that site (I had approximately 20k rep when I deleted the account). ...
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Does upvoting a downvoted post redeem the 2 reputation penalty?

As we all know downvoting an answer gives the OP -2 reputation. Now if I myself upvote the answer after an edit. Will the OP get back his 2 reputation along with the 10 bonus? Or does he get only 10?
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What if my question is not answered nether commented and I do not have enough reputation to start a bounty? [duplicate]

Suppose I asked some question, that got enough (28-30) views to get an answer or at least a comment. But neither a comment nor any answer is posted. So I should start a bounty so that it gets people'...
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Mismatching rep number in top-left dropdown list on mobile?

As you can see, in the first picture below, there's an obvious discrepancy, no matter how I refresh the page or what site I'm on. However it's corrected after five minutes or so.
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How SO decide which “top %” to show? [duplicate]

I've been active in SO for about 3 months and i was wondering why sometimes SO show those top 5% this month and others top 2% this quarter. My questions are: How SO decide to show monthly, quarterly,...
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Make extra delete votes affected by beta privilege scaling

Currently, you gain the privilege to delete questions on beta sites at 2000 reputation, starting out with 5 delete votes per day. You gain 1 additional delete vote for every 1.000 reputation past ...
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Bonus Reputations for starters, new users

Starters on Stack Overflow tend to lose interest as soon as their first question starts getting downvotes. Their first question also sometimes gets closed because it was either not framed properly or ...
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Suggestions to replace 50rep-barrier

New users have to get 50 reputation points to be able to comment. I disagree with this design choice, because: If you are mostly just reading instead of writing, it takes ages to get 50 reputation, ...
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Someone deleted my question, how can I undelete it? [closed]

Is it ok to undelete my post after a moderator deleted it? Do I need a certain amount of reputation for that? Someone who has 10K rep, can undelete others posts, is it the same for your own? Does it ...
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How does the Site Association Bonus Work?

I was reading the FAQ on the site association bonus and it raised a number of questions on it. I have looked at other answers for questions similar but I have still got a number of questions. If I ...
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Is there a way to quickly save helpful answers for users who are too low-rep to vote?

I spend considerable time finding helpful answers here on SE and wish I could somehow save helpful answers for later review. Upvoting and then reviewing my activity log would do the trick, but alas I'...
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Synonym privileges - make universal for top users [duplicate]

I know this has been touched on in other questions, but I'd like to bring up a possible solution for discussion. I think this is different because it offers a possible new solution that I don't ...
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Accepting an answer to a typo question

On SO, I asked a question that, after a bit of experimentation, ended up being a typo question. There was one person who, unable to comment (not sure why), tried to help me troubleshoot by giving an ...
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Old unanswered question and new user [duplicate]

I found an old unanswered question on ServerFault.com that I would like to revive because I have the exact same issue. However, my account is new and I do not yet have enough reputation to post a ...
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Phantom unaccept appearing just before accept

My answer was accepted for this question, but my reputation log shows something weird: An unacceptance appears before the acceptance, and they both have the exact same timestamp. My answer wasn't ...
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How does editing affect reputation? [duplicate]

I've seen a few posts on the topic of "How to Increase Your Reputation" (e.g. Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast), which say that editing is an important reputation-affecting ...
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What's the reputation minimum to see “in need of moderator intervention” questions/answers?

In Stack Exchange, there are elected moderators and moderators by reputation. But the second kind is pretty relative, as there are 9 different reputation levels for "moderation" priviledges. The flag ...
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Curious about why reputation for edits is lost on migration

Yesterday, I made a relatively minor suggested edit (putting some text in block-quotes) to an answer on English Language & Usage. This was accepted and I got my +2 MIP1. Fine and dandy. Earlier ...
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Allow sites to choose whether comments should cost reputation in relation to how many visible comments by the same user on a post

This is, possibly, a crazy idea, but I'm going to float it mostly just to see what happens. Please bear with me and read this through before voting. Different sites have different community opinions ...
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Display reputation for low-rep candidate as “<1k”

Reputation for low-rep candidates to moderator showed as it is now (i.e. without suffix): My request is to display reputation for such candidates as "<1k" for consistency with high-rep ones ">=...
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Is there unconscious bias against new users on Stack Exchange?

As a mid-level bulk-of-the-curve SE participant it's impossible for me to not notice how moderators seem to express distinctly negative and shut-out behaviour to both Qs and As where the user has one ...
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Does SE prevent false, duplicate memberships being manufactured? [duplicate]

If someone were to add another, anonymous membership, they could ask an obscure question (in the guise of the anonymous member) to which they had already researched a brilliant answer, thus enhancing ...
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Can we add a reputation penalty to comments that are removed for being Rude or Abusive?

Many sites have issues with users abusing comments to violate the be nice policy. Currently other than the occasional warning or suspension there is no real deterrent. The lack of any noticeable ...
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Is the Reputation tab summary incorrect?

I wanted to report a small UI bug. It happens on my desktop and on my iOS app too. In my reputation tab I see Reverse Engineering with 1 of reputation: If I click on that site profile I am listed ...
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My question with a bounty got an autoselected answer that (almost) misses the point completly [duplicate]

I did put up a question for bounty Get the z-Buffer in 16 bit resolution in 3ds max , which got one answer, which kinda led in the right direction, but had an immense flaw (Still in 8 Bit). I upvoted ...
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Should moderators be given the discretion to award high-scoring badges and privileges?

Badges and privileges are site-specific, available only to high reputation participants and automatically awarded. In other words, once certain reputation point thresholds are crossed, the appropriate ...
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Do I have 17/50 +200 rep days, or do I have 18?

I'm an active community member at dba.se where I am currently working towards the Epic badge. On August 30th, 2017, I had enough upvotes for well over +200 rep (42 upvotes, plus a couple "accepts"). ...
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My bounty expired with no answers, how can I raise the bounty? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow (How to update the deprecated python zipline.transforms module?) but received no answers. I offered a bounty of 50 reputation but still received no answers. I ...
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Bug: reputation tab [duplicate]

I've been noticing a weird behaviour in the past couple of days, that I thought I should report. When someone deletes an answer I had downvoted, the reputation tab highlights all the reputation I got ...
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Achievements dialog shows “new” rep earnings which aren't when hopping to a different site

Multiple times today, when I have clicked open a link to one of the sites in the network, I have seen a green highlight with something like "+49" as if I had recently earned an additional 49 ...
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Reputation decreased with no reason [closed]

I had reputation of 2244 around yesterday. Now, it's automatically decreased by around 20 - 24 and it is 2220. I have gone through the Reputation tab and also audit reputation page. I haven't found ...
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Crediting commenters in the answer

Sometimes suggestions from comments get incorporated into the accepted answer. In such scenario it is common to mention the commenter who provided some useful input. Usually such mention is in a form "...
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Wrong rep change notification

Notification in the iOS app toolbar shows +5 rep, but in the list it’s showed as “(-5) User was removed”: This looks odd. App Version: 1.7.0.1 Device: Unknown (iPad7,3) OS Version: Version 11.0 (...
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Can I be banned if most of my answers get negative scores? [duplicate]

I'm interested: can I be banned if most of my answers get a negative score? And if yes, what is limit before I get banned? I want to know an answer to this question because I have bad English, and I ...
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Best Results For Asking Questions [duplicate]

I usually only want to ask questions. I want to get the best results on my questions, is there anything I can do to ensure this? Would I get better results from asking questions if I had more ...
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Next privilege toolbar showing above global inbox/reputation/site list [duplicate]

When I click global inbox, the reputation or the site list button on sites with the old toolbar, it shows below the outline and writing for the next privilege. Is this a problem as the new toolbar is ...