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 is this user's reputation not matching their reputation history? They're not suspended, have never downvoted and never offered any bounties either [duplicate]

This user is showing up as having a reputation of only 21, but their reputation history shows much more than that, and they have posted an answer that has 6 upvotes and no downvotes. I suppose that ...
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Should we prevent “Improve this Question” from appearing when a user has 200 reputation on another site?

When a user gains 200 reputation on any site, the association bonus applies as soon as they join the site. However before they join, they are treated as a 1 rep user. This means that "Improve ...
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Tie privileges to user rating percentage rather than to reputation?

Current Stack Overflow privileges are based on the user's reputation. 25,000 access to site analytics 20,000 trusted user 15,000 protect questions 10,000 access to moderator tools etc. Wouldn't it ...
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What to do with my popular but mediocre answer

My answer gets upvotes. Someone else's later answer shows mine is speculative at best, wrong at worst. Mine keeps getting upvotes and never even one downvote despite the newer answer's better ...
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How can I increase my reputation if I can't answer and I can't vote? [duplicate]

I wasn't active on Stack Overflow for a long time. When I wanted to vote or to post for some question or to leave a comment I found that I have a low reputation. Unfortunately I didn't research a way ...
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Does one get two reputation points for replying to a comment on a closed question?

Under this question I posted a comment, to which someone replied, and then I replied to that. I was surprised to see that at that moment I got two reputation points because of something about that ...
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Why do some users have an association bonus even if they are not in any other Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Why do some users have an association bonus even if they are not in any other Stack Exchange sites (as shown in their profile)? P.S.- I came across many users recently (like this one or this one).
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‘There were no net reputation changes on this day’ with a non-zero reputation change

Once, while idly browsing another user’s profile, I saw this: Clearly this user has had some reputation changes on that day, but the software won’t allow me to see what they were from. Fair enough, ...
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Rethinking when to block users from posting questions

Stack Exchange allows users to both upvote and downvote posts, but how this is implemented right now is a double-edged sword. If a user received too many downvotes in a period of time they will be ...
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Is it intentional that the profile reputation display in the revision history doesn't match the way it is displayed elsewhere? [duplicate]

I noticed that in the revision history, reputation over 10K isn't displayed in the shortened format used in other places. For example, in the revision history for this question on ELL my reputation on ...
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In case of loss of reputation, a green icon lights up with an inscription like -n

Recently, the top-bar has changed a little and after that, if you lose your reputation, the green icon will light up there: It would be nice if instead of green showing, the background was either red ...
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The off topic notice should include option to migrate in the notice, and allow author to do it [duplicate]

I recently googled for a topic, found a very similar question of the same topic in Stack Overflow, and posted my question. After a few days nobody had answered it, but I found the answer on my own and ...
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Reputation on post's revisions page may have “k” or “m” [duplicate]

The reputation on the post's revisions page doesn't not have a thousand ("k") or million ("m"). Usually on the post or Users page, the user's reputation with the "k" or &...
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The Stack Exchange Active User Base

I have this question related to the Stack Exchange active user base. According to this webpage, currently, there are around 661,293 Stack Overflow users who have at least 200 points as their ...
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Reinstate the prior prevention against users deleting their accounts immediately if they've cast multiple votes

To provide context (again): For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity (currently, not having posted on the ...
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Switch off the gamification for a chosen time

This feature request is about a setting to switch off seeing the positive reputation changes and to freeze or switch off the shown reputation points / graphs / badges. The setting should be available ...
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Make display of reputation in revisions list consistent with the user card display

The user card in the revision list, for example here, shows the exact amount of reputation: This is not consistent with how the flair works on (all?) other places in the site, e.g. under a post. ...
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Why is reputation used instead of the simple common word: “points”?

Reputation is the points of all of the company's sites, and I need them to unlock "goodies" in the website(s). I wonder how it got its name other than "points", and the definition ...
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Can the company lock specific badges?

When I barely started using Meta Stack Exchange, I was surprised that I couldn't access a bronze medal. The "Altruist" badge requires 75 reputation, and the "Commentator" badge 50! ...
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Questions with little research are very highly upvoted [duplicate]

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep because if you have a question, do no research on it, then put it on a Stack Exchange site (especially Stack Overflow) and it's a ...
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Why wasn't this upvote counted toward rep? [duplicate]

Why wasn't this upvote counted toward rep? Screenshot from https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/178179/franck-dernoncourt?tab=reputation
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Previous year(s) ranking on a site (Stack Overflow)

Is there a way to get your previous year (2020) ranking on Stack Overflow and/or other sites. The all-time rank becomes a bit irrelevant for someone who has not been active before last year. The ...
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Is there a total score for the whole Stack Exchange stack?

On some days, I'd like to see a summary of my learning & share the knowledge achievements in total, regardless the topic. Closest thing I found is going to the Stack Exchange Network Profile and ...
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Display user reputation on mouseover for the list of the users who closed the question

Reputation should be displayed on mouseover for each of the users listed in the blue "Closed question" box. This box appears at the top of the closed question. This change will make the look ...
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Can anyone remove all the comments? [duplicate]

In one question I've posted, there were a few comments upon my wrong capitalisation of a scientist's name. Another user had already edited it, and someone else had negatively voted it (I really wish I ...
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Why isn't the reputation gained for editing a tag wiki refunded if the tag is burned?

I suggested a tag excerpt edit that got approved. But later, the tag was burned and the wiki "orphaned". Instead of getting a -2 in my reputation, the rep stayed and the link led to a 404 ...
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What happens to the associaton bonus if an user is deleted and then recreate on a site? [duplicate]

This question came to mind while reading a comment on another question about loosing privileges dues to bounties. Suppose an user has enough rep on a site to get the association bonus on their other ...
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Users should not be able to unknowingly revoke their own comment rights

I've just found myself in the following situation: I had a little over 100 reputation on CrossValidated and found a question that I wanted to award a bounty to. And so I did, however, this brought me ...
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Does a low rep user see a question has answers, if the answer is voted -3 or lower?

I can't think of a way to test this for myself. As I'm high enough rep to be able to see what is actually a spam answer that just hasn't had enough flags yet, I can also see on the main page that this ...
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Reputation and post deletion: Saving rep from downvotes

In my most downvoted question/lowest scored question, I had these words in it: My relations with reputation is something that should be dealt with at all times. I have had some struggles with losing ...
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Why do privileges on some sites have different reputation requirements? [duplicate]

(For the purposes of this post, disregard the beta and meta sites on the SE Network.) We know what reputation is, right? When you reach a certain milestone of rep, you gain a privilege. What's strange ...
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Why is the error message “You need at least 10 reputation to post more …” not shown during composing a question?

I did create a long question on Stack Overflow which took me about two hours and then I wanted to publish it. Unfortunately it suddenly showed me then, that I am not allowed to post more than eight ...
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When is the network wide rep graph updated?

For a couple of days now, I have been getting some reputation on 200+ rep sites, and I want to be able to see the reputation in my network-wide graph. However, even past 0:00 UTC, sometimes, the ...
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What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation?

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation? For example, currently I have a reputation of 400+ in the Workplace and let's say I start a bounty for ...
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What should I do with my post on logos?

I posted Logos and their representation and it seems like the community doesn't support it: Now I read the downvote reason, and clearly they voted the question for it being useless. However, someone ...
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Why is my reputation tab points higher than achievements drop-down in the top right corner? [duplicate]

I am looking at my reputation today, it shows on my reputation tab that I got 295 rep today, here is the image: As you can see, I got 295 reputation, but when I look at my achievements drop-down in ...
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These users are shown to have deduction in reputation but there are some mismatches [duplicate]

In this month's Users tab, at the last page, the following users are show to have deduction of reputation. Some have offered bounties and have got downvotes, but certains users' profile doesn't show ...
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Are total reputation points adjusted from time to time? [duplicate]

I’ve noticed that, from time to time, my total reputation points are changed, generally for small amounts: 5, 10 or 20 points for instance. The issue is not the adjustment itself but I wonder how ...
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The reputation tab in Network Profile is showing incorrect graphs [duplicate]

The Reputation tab in my Network Profile is showing that I have a rep. of 3,728 in Economics Meta Stack Exchange. That's my rep. in Puzzling Stack Exchange and moreover I don't have an account in ...
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Fine art to hint somebody to accept an answer which was voted positively

I now had several times the situation that I provided an answer on Stack Overflow to a question from another user which was suited for having been the accepted answer. My answer was either the only ...
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What looks like a counting glitch in EE's reputation scores for December 2020

The Electrical Engineering users page is showing this in the monthly view for December 2020: - The reputation for the top user is 3429 for example. This is the daily reputation breakdown on the top ...
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How to find votes that were made with under 15 reputation [duplicate]

I've been using the LaTeX Stack Exchange site for a while to assist my learning of LaTeX. In this time, I have upvoted questions and answers that I found to be helpful. However, these weren't "...
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Next privilege progress bar: show marginal instead of overall progress

Currently the next privilege progress bar shows 'overall' progress. It would make more sense to show the marginal progress starting from the previously achieved privilege (i.e. reset to 0% after each ...
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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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Recent achievements reputation counter is off

There are numerous posts with similar titles as this, and usually they are perfectly explainable by either removed votes, or un-upvotes etc. In my case the recent achievements showed the following: ...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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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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I want to reward someone for writing a good answer for my question, but without starting a bounty [duplicate]

I want to reward to someone for writing a good answer for my question. This reward system will be only for the question owner and who gave the answer. Users only will give a reward for an answer of ...
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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Should the question be closed if it has been answered in another thread of some website?

The question which has been answered in some other website should be marked closed in Stack Overflow? It can help to find active questions and reduce time to investigate duplicate questions with other ...

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