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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On downvotes, or more precisely, why people downvote things

After seeing the downvotes survey and, honestly, being very surprised that downvotes are targeted again, I took the initiative to sign up as a completely new user on SO, to understand, in my own way, ...
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Allow bounty owners to comment on questions they've placed a bounty on, even if they have less than 50 reputation

After offering a bounty to this question, I realize that I cannot comment on the question because I no longer have the required reputation. Is it possible to change this behavior, so that the bounty ...
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Trying to hide spam/offensive deletions on user profiles announces them

If a post is deleted as spam or offensive, the user incurs a 100-rep penalty. But SE made the conscious decision to not call that out on the reputation tab; if you go to the page of a user who's hit ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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Show suspended users with their normal reputation in the Data Explorer

I was playing with the Data Explorer... And I was trying to write a query to show users who got the most % of their reputation from accepts. So for each user: [% from Accepts] = [Rep from Accepts] / [...
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Delay answer downvote rep loss to voter to help hide voter's identity

A while back, I posted an answer to SO, which was downvoted. I wasn't sure who did it, but had a suspicion because I thought I had seen a particular user lose a reputation point. When I deleted the ...
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Allow moderators to define reputation-limiting relationships between users who consistently display targeted voting

On Ask Ubuntu we've got a bunch of users who we believe to be friends at school together. They ask questions for each other to answer They vote for each other (and recently also against each other) ...
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I can see my reputation “increasing” even though I am suspended

So I got myself suspended, for being an idiot. My fault. I now have 1 reputation. But while I was sitting on the front page of the site where I'm suspended, somebody upvoted one of my answers. I ...
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When a user who approved an edit is removed, an incorrect “-2 reverted” event appears in reputation history

I am aware that I lose reputation for suggested edits if the final approver of the edit is removed. But now there is an extraneous "reverted" event to go along with user removal: Source: my ...
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Topbar tells me about a +1 recovered from a deleted DVed post, but detail view doesn't show it

The topbar only tells us about reputation gains (see related issue with lost rep). But sometimes it only half-tells us: The explanation of that +1 is nowhere to be found here. An answer that I ...
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Ignore assocation bonus rep for “New Users by reputation”

I like keeping up on new, engaged users, so in theory the New Users by Reputation page is awesome. But the problem is association bonus rep shows up there...so in between users with association bonus+ ...
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Discouraging repwhoring - Reverse rep from answers posted shortly before the question gets closed

TL;DR I'm proposing the following: When someone posts an answer and the corresponding question is closed within a certain amount of time after that, then, for certain close reasons, all rep gained ...
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Don't revert reputation from suggested edits when reviewer's account is deleted

I noticed something strange in the reputation of one of my accounts today: Never saw "reverted" event before, so went to one of the suggested edits and realized what happened: the user who ...
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Lowered reputation threshold for meta participation on some sites is not working

According to What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, some sites have a lowered reputation (e.g. 1-rep) threshold for participating in meta: Ask ...
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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 were the ratios between the daily rep cap, vote rep values and max number of votes per day established?

This is not about questioning or critiquing how StackOverflow works or wanting to change anything. This is simply about trying to learn how one would approach setting those numbers if one were to ...
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Reputation loss from offensive flags does not carry to per site meta

Meet my sockpuppet. He's only got reputation on meta and it's been that way since February the 9th. That's because on February my sockpuppet... volounteered to a test on offensive flags and how ...
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Show Area 51 rep with Area 51 Discussions rep

A while ago Nick Craver explained why Area 51 reputation isn't shown in "Your Communities". However, Area 51 Discussions' reputation shows up: Since Discussions' reputation is equal to Area 51's, why ...
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More helpful “you can't vote” messages for users with low rep?

Problem When a new user clicks on an upvote button on a post they see... ...but on a downvote button... This is unclear. First they are being told they need 15 rep, but then they are being told it ...
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Expand and collapse post reputation in the whole range of the row

Steps to reproduce: Go to anyone's post reputation changes. There try to hover the daily reputation summary row, let's say in the middle of the row (like shown on the screenshot) and try to click. I ...
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Distinguish questions and answers in reputation alerts

When question upvotes were worth five points and answer upvotes ten, it was immediately obvious what new reputation was for. If I saw "+5" it meant that a question got upvoted while if I saw "+10" it ...
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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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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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What does “follow through on your commitment” actually mean?

I am having trouble ascertaining exactly what the commitment means, when referring to the ten questions/answers: Do they have to be in private beta, or does public beta count as well? Can the ...
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Total stats on Area 51 commit wrong since the Meta SO/Meta SE split

It looks like the total rep and badges on my Area 51 commitment are being miscalculated. I think it started with the SO/SE meta split. Should be: Adding my Meta rep in twice would put my rep in the ...
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Show removed posts in reputation history by default

It seems the only use for the "show removed posts" checkbox in the user reputation history is to cause endless "did you check "show removed posts"" comments on Meta questions where users don't get how ...
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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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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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Why are reputation changes not showing in the top bar?

Since some time in the last two or three weeks, upvotes do not show in the top bar the way they used to (like, +10 on the achievements dropdown image for an answer upvote), at least on Super User. I ...
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Optional Android notifications for reputation changes

I would like to get a notification if my reputation count has changed. I think there is already some internal API for that. (I can see that changes in the menu bar in the top). I'm sure that some ...
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Reputation counter in top bar acting up?

Something weird seems to be going on with the reputation counter at the top of the page, next to the username: Several times today I saw the counter at an unusually high value, but when I clicked it, ...
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Please make the reputation graph two-tone

A suggestion for the rep graph: Currently, it has green columns for each days' rep, and a line indicating the 200-point limit. As we know, it's quite easy to get >200 points on a day as only certain ...
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Got downvote back twice after deletion and undownvote of the downvoted post

I downvoted this post (10k only). It got deleted. I got the -1 back twice: The https://stackoverflow.com/reputation shows the correct calculation. I have now 1 rep too much. The proposed change ...
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Bounty and reputation shenanigans?

Just curious about an observation, because it just looks goofy to me. Maybe it's nothing. This question: How to calculate the total time a user spending on an application? was asked back on June ...
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Change link colour for links to deleted question?

Many links on MSO are back to questions that have been deleted on SO, but for a <10k rep user these just show the 404 page instead. So my suggestion is: if my rep isn't high enough to allow me to ...
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Can we add thousands separator for reputation tooltip in stack exchange grid view

Can we add thousands separator for the reputation tooltip in the Stack Exchange grid view, for each site's top user's reputation tooltip. It will increase the number readability. Currently the ...
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Reputation and badge counts are harder to read on the new top bar

I'm finding it harder to read the reputation and badge counts on the new black top bar. The bold white text on the black background seems almost blurry. Also, I don't know if it is the 1px size ...
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Amount of Rep for Next Privilege Varies

On the desktop (Google Chrome), the amount of rep needed to create tag synonyms is 2500 rep. But surprisingly, on the mobile-web version, it says you need 3k rep to create tag synonyms. So which one ...
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Change rep stats from “week/month/quarter/year” to “last 7/30/90/365 days” (or add the latter)

I was just perusing the SO leader board, just curious as to who has been doing what in the last month/quarter/year. However, since we are only four days into the latest month/quarter/year, the stats ...
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Comments hover over reputation - number format

When you hover over the username in comments section, it shows reputation of the user which is great. My request is: can this number be formatted as it's hard to read for high rep users (10k+ or ...
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Is the script that reverses serial downvotes finicky?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost a few points when someone downvoted three answers of mine, each of which had a decent number of upvotes and were the accepted answer, in the span of about 20 ...
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Meta participation vs main reputation and associated badges

Meta.SO runs as a stand-alone site on the SE network. Therefore, it has its own reputation system and, consequently, votes and badges are easily identifiable. This is different on the child-Meta sites ...
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Can we eliminate or reduce the rate limit for comment votes when you have enough rep?

I will often look over the body of comments to a question or answer and sometimes I'll find 2 or 3 that deserve to be highlighted. Invariably I'll try to click on the second one before 5 seconds are ...
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500 reputation drop - where did it go?

When I visited StackOverflow today I noticed a sharp drop (exactly 500 rep): https://stackoverflow.com/users/81179/christophed?tab=summary ... The strange thing is I can't pinpoint exactly where it ...
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Getting 404 Not found when trying to expand events on the reputation tab

If you look at the reputation events of a user, and try to expand a post, you'll get an "Error occurred when loading post body" message, probably because the URL that is being polled returns 404. ...
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Two recent suggested edits were not attributed to me in my reputation history

I recently suggested two edits to the tag wiki for the list tag (the body and excerpt), but found that they were not attributed to me in my reputation history. The same day, before suggesting the ...
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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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The FAQ on daily reputation limits is a bit confusing

You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day from any combination of the activities below. Only bounty awards and accepted answers are not subject to the daily reputation limit. Out of the 7 ...
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Having too much reputation reducing the amount and quality of answers I get?

I've gathered quite a nice amount of reputation on Stack Overflow answering questions about PHP, jQuery and stuff I know a lot about. I have recently started learning C# and WPF, and I am an utterly ...

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