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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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Editing based on SO reputation [closed]

I like to edit posts on SO — not for spelling errors or edit wars — especially when I see people struggling with the English language (I'm not a native English speaker either) or being ...
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The “I Get It” Reputation Problem

I wrote a question about blocking certain characters in passwords. It became tremendously unpopular, and it seemed like everyone wanted to rain on my parade every day. Eventually, I "got it," agreed ...
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The problem with reputation: does high reputation attract too many upvotes? [duplicate]

It's not that I feel bitter when somebody else's answer is upvoted above my own, but it's when a user with a high rep answers a question and their answer seems to attract an immediate barrage of ...
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Why is the inconsistent reputation system “by design”?

There has been repeated UV tickets on this, all of them declined. Basically, there are a number of inconsistencies in the rep system that revolve around this: certain actions (accepting answers, ...
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Should Rep Requirements for Actions be lowered on lower-traffic SE-Family sites? [closed]

Take a look at Server Fault. Only 17 Users, 2 Moderators, and 4 Admin/Developers can vote to close. I don't know where Meta will be more popular or less popular than Server Fault, but would there ...
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Theoretical question: Hide rep above 10k?

Imagine, when you get to 10k rep (obviously the point where you can comment, edit, vote to close and delete, have access to the moderator privileges).. instead of it showing an ever-increasing number, ...
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How does reputation on meta work?

Do the same rules as SO apply? (really missing the ability to edit other people's posts right now - gotten used to correcting all spelling errors, etc. and now I can't)
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Reputation for comments?

I have seen many good comments that really improve the quality of questions and answers, and I think they deserve a bit of reputation (maybe just 1 point) for a upvote.
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Should there be anonymous answers (and questions)?

The question by Joel on Logo got me thinking. This has been raised on user voice, but has been declined. Would someone with lesser rep or a less famous name have received the same number of votes/...
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Should downvoting cost you rep? [duplicate]

I never understood this asymmetry. You can up-vote all you want (well, up to some daily limit), but down-votes are discouraged by decreasing your rep. If we're worried about down-vote abuse, then a ...
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Rep transfer from Meta

First of all, I feel vindicated after "Community Wiki" and SO meta-discussion and I'm mostly asking this to gloat. But wouldn't it make sense for rep points from Meta to transfer back (maybe at a ...
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Reputation for Badges

Should some badges come with added reputation? For example: Civic Duty gives you +100 reputation. I'm not advocating reputation for every badge just a select few.
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Are people too miserly with up votes?

Personally I up vote questions I think are useful but not necessarily important to me (I only up vote answers I understand and agree with) and I ALWAYS up vote a question I answer. But it obvious ...
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Noob questions, simple answers and big rep points [duplicate]

I struggle to pick up rep points even when answering questions and giving good demo's of code via a pastebin - sometimes spending 15 mins+. Then along comes a noob question, for instance What does $ ...
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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...
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How relevant is rep and community wiki on meta-stackoverflow

Does rep even mean anything here? Whats the point of community-wiki questions, considering everything here is likely to be subjective-argumentative anyway? Rep-whoring, is that bad here? or is that ...
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Reputation inflation will disinterest users from site functionality

Any economic system is closed to some degree (i.e. money already printed and functioning). In a system like Stack Overflow, rewards (in reputation) are generated all the time and there is no upper ...
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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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Adding someone else's answer to your own to make a better answer

If you have answered a question and then later read another answer that is also correct, or another way of doing it, is it good/fair/bad to edit your answer to incorporate the other answer, so there ...
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At what point do you put your SO reputation in your resume? [closed]

While this is half tongue in cheek, this website and community may end up being the premier site that over half the world's programmers regularly attend - especially if Jeff and Joel create localized ...
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Problems with Stack Overflow's reputation/point system

The point system makes new users "addicted", in a sense, Stack Overflow becomes like a role-playing game (RPG), you stay here, try to earn points. Points are important, they're labeled "reputation", ...
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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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Who gets the credit for modified posts?

I'm a new user of StackOverflow. I posted an answer to a question and then someone went in and modified my answer, cleaning it up and fixing a typo. That was very nice of them, not a problem. What I ...
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How to get over 200 reputation points every day? [duplicate]

I was watching the top users and saw the honourable Jon Skeet profile with his 136k+ 558k+ 1M reputation. This man has a lot of quality posts and I respect him a lot. He deserves the reputation he has,...
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“Community Wiki” and SO meta-discussion

As of 12:30 EST on November 15th, there were 30,658 registered users of Stack Overflow, of whom 1,458 had at least a 750 reputation and could therefore edit Community Wiki posts. I suggest that if ...
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Is Stack Overflow reputation marketable?

So far Stack Overflow seems like a great place to help out fellow programmers and get excellent answers. Is the reputation one earns from this process marketable? Would you as a potential employer ...
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Reputation statistics and chaos theory

After a few hours here on Stack Overflow, I began to ask myself some theoretical questions related to reputation scores and total number of reputation points distributed by the system. It seems that ...
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How do you track what caused a move in your reputation?

Being a rep addict (and just waiting for this one to be voted down by the "not programming related" police), but also being a keen participant, the more questions I answer the less I know what causes ...
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Why did my reputation go up?

Is there a way to tell why my reputation has changed? Overnight I gained reputation, and I'm wondering how I could find out which answers and questions got down and upvoted.
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What does reputation really mean and do you pay attention to anyone's but your own?

I haven't been here very long, but it seems to me that I frequently see people with lots of badges and hundreds, if not thousands, of reputation points asking pretty simple questions. I don't want to ...
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Why do you lose reputation for downvoting?

It is incredibly rare that I downvote on this or any other community site. I would rather just ignore the item. However, occasionally some very bad advice is given that is worthy of a downvote. Why ...
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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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Will reputation spiral out of all control? [duplicate]

Since reputation is relatively 'cheap' to gain, it can be awarded to others 'for free', and can only seldom be lowered, does this mean overall reputation scores will get higher and higher and, ...
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Is reputation important?

I'm wondering how much a reputation score would make people trust an answer or not? Does my current (167) make it more likely that you believe me or distrust me?