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 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 ...
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How should I handle useless answers on bountied questions? [duplicate]

Most of the times, when I start a bounty on a question without any answer for a long time, I got several useless answers. Sometimes these are off-topic "spam" and contain a solution which is not ...
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Penalty for incorrectly marking a duplicate [duplicate]

This question talks about "overzealous duplicate marking", which is definitely a problem. (this post is not a duplicate of that, but a feature-request for a reputation penalty that might help that ...
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Positive AND Negative reputation show as +-1

I downvoted at the cost of 1 reputation, but it shows in the achievement bubble as +-1, and it's green instead of red. As people have noticed, positive net rep gains also contain the hyphen. The ...
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Plus-minus 2 (+-2) in reputation notification [duplicate]

Not sure if that's been brought up before (or if that's appropriate format to report bugs) Today I noticed that my rep notification showed +-2, yes plus-minus 2 Screenshot:
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“+-1” in the trophy display for reputation changes, possible bug? [duplicate]

I was browsing through Meta StackOverflow, and I came across this: I had performed this action a few days ago (June 16, 2019), and it had decremented my reputation that moment but it suddenly popped ...
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Handling sock puppets farming rep via accepting answers, not upvoting

I've been keeping an eye on two accounts that are pretty obviously sock puppets, and are farming (small amounts of) rep off of each other. I believe they are sock puppets because: The accounts were ...
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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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Does reputation on sites with site-specific chat servers count toward the ability to chat on the general Stack Exchange chat server?

In other words, say, if I have 20 reputation on Stack Overflow, does it count toward the ability to chat on https://chat.stackexchange.com/? Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange have their own chat ...
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Option to keep the reputation hidden [duplicate]

Is there an option to keep the reputation blurred out when you're on stackoverflow? I mean, it stays blurred or hidden with an overlay until you hover on it or click it. Because I often have to pair-...
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SE 2.0 Meta doesn't award rep, but it refers to “rep”

I originally posted this on MSF, but it got no response, so at the suggestion made in a comment there, I'm reposting it here. (source: netstrata.com) This should be called "up-votes", or something ...
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Joining new SE site with association bonus: +98 rep visual glitch [duplicate]

I just joined Code Review SE and was surprised by this visual glitch: It says "+98" on the top right corner, but the popup clearly states "+100". I can think of 2 possibilities: I started with 2 rep ...
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Race condition allows users to award the same bounty twice to a user

Yesterday, I put a 100-rep bounty on an answer in order to give association bonus and network flair rights to our newly-appointed community manager, Cesar M. While awarding the bounty, I clicked the ...
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Creepy user digs my old questions and downvotes them once a day [duplicate]

There is a creepy user who answered my question on Stack Overflow that I haven't accepted the answer with. He then keeps leaving a comment for like three consecutive days, asking for updates on ...
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New users don't value reputation

For a long while the issue of addressing how to prevent off topic or low quality questions has been looked at from multiple angles. I have tried many times to take part in these conversations. At ...
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How can I get all users' total reputation across all sites?

I like how Area 51 shows users by their total reputation across all sites, as an indication of the user's general familiarity with the Stack Exchange format. Is it possible to get a list of all (or a ...
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Odd reputation behaviour

This is a little odd. I received seven points for receiving an upvote to my answer. Any reason? I don't think I've hit the daily rep cap, but if I did, would that be causing an incomplete reputation ...
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SEDE query to find users' reputation when posting their questions

Each question has an Id, OwnerUserId, and CreationDate. I need to calculate the reputation of that user (questioner) was during the question creation time. I find the question (Determining user's ...
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Reputation graph showing wrong number

There's a user on Stack Overflow who currently has 17,745 reputation, but the reputation graph shows a different number:
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2019: do six-figure reputation users on non-SO sites still get swag?

I've always been told that hitting the 100k reputation threshold gets you a nice swag package from Stack Exchange - regardless of mod status, and except possibly on Stack Overflow where 100k ...
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How can a SE participant be congratulated in a big way?

A participant in a particular beta site is about to be the first to reach a major reputation milestone. This participant is truly beloved on that site. (The participant is not a moderator on the ...
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Please update the text in help for “User was Removed” reputation changes

Before May 25, 2019 - The help on all sites doesn't cover three things well enough IMO. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed It doesn't acknowledge that in some cases - community ...
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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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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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Bounty Boost and Resurrect or Zero Response Bounty Return [duplicate]

I put out a bounty recently and got zero comments and zero answers. It then expired. I'd still like to get this question answered, and (if the feature existed) I would even go so far as to increase ...
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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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How is the reputation value formatted when it gets abbreviated?

The current reputation value (rep) of StackOverflow (SO) users is mostly shown in a short form beside their name on all possible occasions. I see values like 1, 23, 345, 12.3k or 456k. Just out of ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Bounty text color is awful [duplicate]

Green text color! Are you serious! It used to be white for sure. Could be found in the reputation tab - for example, I browsed this dear user.
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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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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Is there a limit for “user was deleted” being propagated as reputation being removed? [duplicate]

Today I saw the following: Clearly the removed user has voted a tremendous number of times on politics and it is plausible that this is related to voting irregularity. However, I remember that ...
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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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Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account?

Users below 15 reputation can't effectively vote. It says: Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score Does it mean that they ...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ Reputation requirements compared, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred as part of ♦ moderator rights, there are a few (4.5 ...