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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Lost 2 Rep points with nothing appearing

So yesterday while I was in the midst of answering some questions on SO, I mysteriously lost two reps points. I checked my rep page and it didn't show any downvotes, etc...so I waited to see if ...
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What are the results of question reputation changes after one month?

More than month ago question upvotes were changed in value from +5 to +10. Right now we can talk about results/metrics and how it affected the community. I guess SE had assumptions before this change....
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How can I see which users advertise their willingness to offer bounties in their user profile, ranked by their reputation?

How can I politely request a bounty to be placed on my question? - Meta Stack Exchange Some users advertise their willingness to offer bounties in their user profile. Skim through that list and see ...
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Reputation score in homepage view is too overwhelming [duplicate]

Just noticed a change in the homepage view, making the reputation of the users both black and bold: I find it too distracting. Can it please be changed? If the purpose is to make the score stick ...
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Are users' reputation scores on the home page supposed to stand out that much now?

It seems a couple minutes ago, a change was applied to the styling of the homepage, with users' rep scores now being much darker (and standing out more): Compare with the former light grey ...
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Why do I not receive reputation for answering question? [closed]

I check Stack Overflow every day and one thing that surprised me is that the users do not upvote my answers or select my answer as The Answer when my answer is the solution. Am I missing something ...
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Why do some users (still) not have the association bonus? [duplicate]

From this post on Meta SO I understand that the change in the value of question upvotes from +5 to +10 led to a bug resulting in some users not receiving the association bonuses. That question is now ...
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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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Dealing with user that adds massive amount of poor content

I have encountered a user on a Stack Exchange site who has posted a lot of answers scored 0 or <0. They have a large amount of reputation for that site. I think they are achieving this reputation ...
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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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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges ...
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What is serial voting and how does it affect me?

I just noticed that I lost a bunch of points from my reputation score, and I used the "reputation" tab on my user profile page to try and track down the cause. During my investigation, I noticed ...
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Why this user hasn't got the association bonus on Super User [duplicate]

This user has more than 200 rep. On Stack overflow but why he hasn't got the +100 association bonus on Super User? Link to user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1629471/sam
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Community question with reputation

From what I understand, the community wiki doesn't generate reputation points. But I think a question turned into a wiki still does. I have an answer on a question that has been turned into a wiki a ...
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New Reputation Calculation - was the community asked?

Stack Exchange is recalculating everyone's reputation to award more reputation for receiving an upvote on a question. To my knowledge, the community wasn't asked for input on whether this was a good ...
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Different reputation system?

How about complete revamp or removal of reputation system? The issue I'm having with current system is that as far as I can tell, current system: Does not reward knowledgeable people and difficult ...
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The bounty gambit: Is it misuse to add e.g. a 50-point bounty aiming to attract >5 upvotes? [duplicate]

On some of my posts (like this one) I feel like it would be worthwhile playing the bounty gambit: add a bounty with the sole aim of getting those points back and more in upvotes. E.g. a 50-point ...
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What should I do if I am afraid to post for fear of downvote hell?

--- The General Question --- Should I avoid posting (writing questions or answers) unless I am willing (and able) to put forth the exorbitant effort required to produce "exceptional content". **Will ...
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Still 1 rep despite no longer being suspended [duplicate]

After serving a one month suspension, I am now able to post questions and answers but little else. As can be seen in the screenshot below, I only have 1 rep. My badges and the number of edits are ...
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Chat room “write access” option does not work

It was nice to discover the option for a room owner to add any user to a room, even if their rep is too low. ...so I notified the user in question, and as instructed on the next screen, I had them ...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred ...
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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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Reputation in chat is incorrect

Reputation in chat is incorrect. Example: Jon Skeet https://chat.stackexchange.com/users?tab=all&sort=reputation&page=1: 1168k https://stackexchange.com/users/11683/jon-skeet?tab=accounts: >...
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Achievements bar is showing positive reputation gain in spite of the answer getting unaccepted?

On Physics.SE my answer to this question got unticked/unaccepted. I found this because my reputation got down (and surely unless I get serially downvoted or a user get removed such reputation change ...
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Why do you need reputation to access meta? [duplicate]

Why is participating in meta a privilege in Stack Overflow? https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/participate-in-meta
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One user answers all questions or tag monopoly [duplicate]

There are some users at Stack Overflow who answer all questions with some special tag almost 24/7. They give in 5 mins all the possible options in their answer (and for this tag not many options are ...
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How can a user earn more than 2000 rep in a week?

I am a bit confused seeing the first page of reputation earned in a week, which is more than 2000 for the top user? According to What is the "daily reputation cap"?, when you pass 200 you ...
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Query regarding an user's reputation cap detail

Today I see an user's reputation tab, where the user received +201 reputation from upvote. Regarding reputation cap, as I aware we can still earn rep beyond the cap by winning a bounty, accepting an ...
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How to retrieve exact reputation on “legendary day”?

Some weeks ago I asked about the most legendary users on the network. Now that my name shows up in that list as well (or will show up when the SEDE data is updated) - a comment of another user ...
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Wrong daily reputation total on profile page

While answering a question about daily reputation limit I noticed something odd in my reputation history. My profile shows a total reputation gained of 204 for December 4th, 2019 (for you all, it'll ...
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Downvoting an answer during review puts user below minimum reputation requirement for reviewing

Recently my account gained the privilege to review questions on Stack Overflow. While doing this, I came across a low quality answer. Following the review instructions, I downvoted the answer and left ...
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Reputation sync from main to meta is stalled

It appears that updating the reputation shown for users on per-site meta sites stopped working sometime yesterday. (I think I have it narrowed down to a span of a few hours.) Here are the data ...
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How can we evaluate what were the impacts of “Rewarding the Question Askers” on a specific site? [duplicate]

The reputation value from 5 to 10 on positive votes for questions has recently been changed to better reward users who create questions. But ... what were the impacts on each community? Has the ...
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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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Question edited after that answer was not matched [duplicate]

Suppose i answered some one's question and after some times OP was change the question body that my answer was not matched with the question. So, in future anyone else visited and found that ...
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Not getting Rep Notification for new up votes

So just a little while ago i was flipping out because i was 2 rep away from my 10k rep goal but then all of a sudden it was then 10,008 rep because someone upvoted me. however i didn't get any ...
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“User was removed” results in strange “daily reputation” information? [duplicate]

Two days ago, I first hit the daily cap limit. A bit later, I got -12 (user removed). Overall, it looks like this: Although, the daily reputation shows up as 190. Is that a bug, or do I get ...
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What is the minimum reputation amount required to view questions without replies tagged as “duplicate”"?

When not logged in, attempting to visit a question that is marked as duplicate of another and doesn't have any replies, redirects to the original question (i.e. the question displayed in the "possible ...
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Bountied reputation changes treated as accepted answers

I recently got a bounty here on SO: how to round/remove traling ".0" zeros in pandas column? But when I look at the summary page of my activity, it's colored green and it's the same color ...
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What happens if a bounty is awarded automatically when there are 2 answers with an equal amount of upvotes? [duplicate]

From https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/16067/678412: What happens if I feel my question is still unanswered? / What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty ...
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Daily reputation cap doesn't account for reputation * loss* due to bounty awarded?

There are many Q&A's around this and the best explanation of daily cap model is from this answer that uses the bucket analogy. It is an old answer but gives a good understanding. My confusion is ...
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How to get unread reputation changes via the API?

I want to write a desktop widget that checks Stack Exchange API every several seconds and tells me if there are any new reputation changes. I can't figure out what API method I can use for that. I ...
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Am I really trusted to start using privileges as soon as I earn them?

In the latter part of 2019, I have seen my reputation skyrocket on several of our sites. I gained the 10k tools on multiple sites, and just recently gained my first "Protect Questions" privilege. I ...
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Some reputation of the upvoted wiki post (Q&A) should be awarded to the original author

An upvoted question or answer earns +10. But if the author has decided to make it a wiki for betterment of the post or has been made wiki by the community moderators, then reputation per upvote is ...
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Achievement icon shows different reputation than what was earned [duplicate]

The other day, I checked on my recent question. To my surprise, the achievements icon displayed a different reputation change amount than what I had earned: There is a discrepancy of 2, just as in ...
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On a new SE site, how do the first users get reputation?

How do the first users of new Stack Exchange sites get reputation? You need 15 rep before you can upvote, but if nobody has rep, nobody can upvote. And if nobody can upvote, nobody can gain rep.
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Is it possible to get a time series of reputation from the Data Explorer?

I would like to know the reputation score from a certain user on some specific moments in the past, is there the possibility of recovering this with the SQL language?
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Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

There have been several proposals for how we’re ever going to get a handle on the ever-mounting close-vote queue. Dupehammer has been especially successful, and there have been several proposals ...
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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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Determining user's reputation as of particular date?

I would like to programmatically - or with the API determine what a user's reputation is on a particular day. As such, I have found this link: Determine a user's reputation on a given day However,...

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