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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Why does reputation drop down to zero when making a new account on a Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

When I make a new account on another site on the StackExchange website, my reputation zeroes-out every time. I'm just asking because I wonder why every time I make an account this happens and why not ...
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Why do I have different reputation on each Stack Exchange site?

For example, on bitcoin.stackexchange.com and android.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com I have different reputation scores. This is very frustrating because I have no interest in wasting hours ...
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Mobile site shows wrong numbers when tracking privileges

This is my activity page on the mobile site: A zoom in on the privilege tracker: So it says that when I have more than 1,300 reputation, I'll get the privilege. Sounds correct, right? Let's just hop ...
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How do new users on beta sites ask what's relevant when the meta has a reputation limit?

I want to ask a question on a beta site (stats), but I don't know if it's relevant. Attempting to ask on the stats meta site returns this: You must have at least 5 reputation on Statistical ...
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Why was my question put on hold? [closed]

I am a Senior Developer, FoxPro and C#, with 25 years experience and 50 years old. For this question Searching for equivalent of (MSSQL or Rushmore) index optimization for LINQ it was put on hold ...
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Aggregate Stack Exchange score [closed]

Would be useful and elegant to combine a given user's aggregate score across Stack Exchange websites used. Would like the total score to be listed clearly under the profile of a user irrespective of ...
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Who is the user with highest combined reputation from all Stack Exchange sites?

I am aware that there is a list of top users for each of the Stack Exchange sites. However, I am wondering if there is a list showing the combined reputation of each Stack Exchange user from every of ...
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Why is the reputation page not showing + or - reputation points for this question? [duplicate]

On seeing @Glorfindel's Reputation page, there is no reputation change for the highlighted question. First I thought it might have been undownvoted, but it says upvote. But there is no +5 ...
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Fighting authority bias [duplicate]

I'm risking to have many downvotes for this question (or accusations of envy) however if the very same question was posted by a user with high reputation then outcome could be different. Previous ...
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Per-site equivalent of Stack Overflow reputation page [duplicate]

In Can I check what my reputation was on a particular date? I learned about this URL https://stackoverflow.com/reputation which provides the full reputation history on Stack Overflow. Is there an ...
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How to increment number of voted questions and answers

Looking at the oldest (2008...2010) questions it's easy to find those with 50+ votes and answers with 100+. This trend seems to be changing, new questions (especially with certain tags) pretty often ...
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Are there any site moderators with very low reputation?

Are there any moderators on SE that have very low reputation? I ask, since naturally, moderators are experienced users, who would have a decent amount of rep unless they have given away many bounties. ...
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Question regarding edit vs. suggested edit [duplicate]

I know that at 2000 reputation, users receive the editing privilege, meaning they can edit a post directly without going through peer-reviewing. However, users whose reputation is below 2000, can ...
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Can users without the required reputation suggest new tags? [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange boardgames' domain I sadly was not able to submit my response, as the game I was posting about is not so popular (#). So I just went on and put any random tag on it. I am really ...
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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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People behavior : newcomer answer destroyed because it's not a comment, but he can't wrote comment on other posts because he has 1 reputation point [migrated]

A newcommer helped us on a post on SeasonnedAdvice : A strange cooker or fait-tout or... what can it be?. Because it was is first post on StackExchange, he wasn't able to post a comment with 1 ...
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Please restore the 25 points lost for “user removed” for my Physics account [duplicate]

A user was deleted on Physics.SE. My Reputation tab shows that I lost 25 reputation as a result of this. Please give me this reputation back.
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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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Why Stack Exchange is no longer a fun place for learning and sharing knowledge, and how we can change this [closed]

I have been a longtime lurker on Stack Exchange, and enjoyed using it as a reference and learning tool. I am happy to see it grow, but I am increasingly worried about where it's going. Prompted by ...
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What is rep farming?

I was expecting this to have already been asked, but can't find any clear explanation in the archives. There are a lot of mentions of the phrase "rep farming" in various meta questions, but it seems ...
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What is the highest amount of reputation lost in a single day?

I know what I am asking is a bit weird question, but while surfing around I found the highest reputation gain in a single day. I thought: why not try the highest amount of reputation lost in a single ...
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Why is it a problem, to collect so many rep as possible? [closed]

The rep is not given for anything. It correlates well with the useful work for the sites. People doing this, they are not "rep farmers". More exactly, yes they are, but it is a good thing (for the ...
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How can a user have a different reputation on a per-site meta than they have on the main site? [duplicate]

A certain user (I won't mention them here) has 4 reputation on a Stack Exchange site's per-site meta and 1 reputation on the site itself. The user is not banned or "temporarily suspended" on either ...
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Expanding an event group shows more events than labeled when there are new events

I have six upvotes for the one question with no intervening history. They have been summarised into two groups - one with 4 events and one with 2 events. However, when you expand either, both show all ...
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If I delete an answer, do I lose reputation?

If I delete my answer with some up votes, do I lose the reputation? Or, if I delete an answer with down votes, is negative reputation negated?
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Why aren't chat username and avatar privileges revoked upon the user losing the required rep (including via suspension)?

Generally, if a user gains a reputation-based privilege, the user will lose it if they later fall below the required reputation. I've found that this has one major exception in chat. Users without ...
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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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What are my choices when I don't receive any correct answers for my bounty question? [duplicate]

I've asked a question on Stack Overflow with a bounty. Assume I have received three answers, but all of them are incorrect and not what I asked. I clearly mentioned what my problem was and what I'm ...
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There shouldn't be a > in the mobile site's privilege tracker

On the mobile site, the privilege tracker has a ">" symbol in front of the number of reputation points necessary: This is inaccurate. As soon as this user has exactly 10 reputation, they will have ...
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Are we aiming for a single answer that covers everything about a question on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

So I was thinking about why only one answer can be accepted to any particular question on Stack Exchange. I was thinking, most likely, so there would develop one answer that covers "everything" about ...
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Are users given back rep if another person compromises their account and uses it to post spam? [duplicate]

What if some person has access to someone else's Stack Exchange account (compromised credentials, open laptop, etc.) and goes ahead and posts something useless or even offensive garnering multiple ...
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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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Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site?

Here's one to get shot down: How about letting bounties to be set using the reputation gained through the use of another site? So, for instance, I'm a programmer with a high Stack Overflow rep who ...
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My reputation on Code Review shows an incorrect number of items in an expandable list [duplicate]

This says it all: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/users/62615/rory-ap?tab=reputation
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Is there a way to buy SO reputation? [closed]

Is there a feature by which we can buy reputation on SO (e.g 100 rep for $1)?, or a bot by which we can hack and increase our reputation?
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What happens to my rep if an answer is migrated to a stack where I'm not a member? [duplicate]

I answer a question -- which, I'll admit, already has a couple close votes, but which seems to be to be a pretty simple and on-topic ask. An hour or so later, I get a notification that my answer has ...
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What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an ...
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Clever bounty reputation hack

I say "hack" in the most favorable light. It's a clever idea and theoretically beneficial. I noticed that an old question of mine suddenly started getting a lot of renewed attention. The question had ...
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The ability to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty

I would like to offer a bounty (incentive) and would like to purchase it instead of offering my own reputation as the bounty. I see that Careers.SO already has a system to accept transactions for ...
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How does a <3000 rep user cast a close vote on their own question? [duplicate]

A question on The Workplace - Boss expects me to attend meetings I was never informed about? - was recently put on hold, but something looked funny in the close votes: The author has less than the 3,...
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iOS app shows 1 rep (and 0 badges) on the Main Sites sidebar even though this user has 101 (and 2 badges) [closed]

As you can see in the image, the reputation of user anongoodnurse/medica on Community Building is 1, not 101 as usual. I don't know this is a bug or not, so I just posted it here. I haven't checked ...
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Should downvoting (or points lost) have a lower limit per answer?

I saw this solution with -56 votes , and I thought it was a bit harsh. Once the answer is in negative territory, it's quite obvious the community doesn't support the answer... what is the driver for ...
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Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)?

Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)? I just want to know how it works. I tried to register a new account and downvoted on one of my answers. I didn't get the -2 ...
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What is the point of limiting bounties to a maximum of 500 reputation? [duplicate]

I have looked at the Help Center article about bounties and do not understand why there is a maximum on the amount of reputation you can offer as a bounty.
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Correction for serial voting not received yet [duplicate]

I got my reputation back for the questions marked with green marker, but not for the questions marked with red color. This is not a duplicate. I saw that link before. I didn't get my reputation back....
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A small bug in recent reputation changes — since when 25+1 = 24?

I just visited Stack Overflow. Recent achievments change popup told me that I've got +24 reputation points. However, when I opened it up, it turned out, that I've got 25+1 = 26 points: What am I ...
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Do you get points for upvoted comments?

Do you get points/reputation for upvoted comments? I know this is a question I should be able to find easily, but I can't seem to find it by searching here or skimming the faq. Thanks
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Odd rep display

I had a comment, but there was no comment button. Assuming I just hadn't joined the site, I thought, I'll put in an answer, which will join me, and then I can delete it and make it a comment. It ...
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Which inactive users have the most reputation?

I'm referring to users like Arturo Magidin. Let me know if there's a better adjective than 'inactive', but Arturo Magidin's profile encapsulates it: With the move of MathOverflow into the SE ...
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Mobile site shows users’ total reputation rather than interval reputation

If I go to the mobile site and sort users by reputation by month or other intervals, the page shows their total reputation numbers, rather than their reputation numbers during the interval. The ...