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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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New reputation is too verbose: upvote/unupvote, upvote again

With the new reputation system I get a lot of useless reputation up and down information in my history. This happens when a user upvote, unupvote and then upvote again in a small time window. upvote/...
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How to get over 200 reputation points every day [duplicate]

I was watching the top users and saw the honourable Jon Skeet profile with his 136k+ 558k+ 1M reputation. This man has a lot of quality posts and I respect him a lot. He deserves the reputation he has,...
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Why do you lose reputation for downvoting?

It is incredibly rare that I downvote on this or any other community site. I would rather just ignore the item. However, occasionally some very bad advice is given that is worthy of a downvote. Why ...
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Change rep required to downvote on MSE

To make your opinion known on MSE you need both up and downvotes. Given at the moment you need 125 rep to downvote on this site, the voting patterns will be skewed positive because not everyone is ...
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Deleted posts should not influence reputation

A major change was suddenly introduced in the way reputation is calculated yesterday: if you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it ...
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Indicate How Trustworthy the UpVotes Are

Takeaway: Are 4 inexperienced users more reliable than 3 experienced users? A high rep doesn't ensure you are smarter, but it makes you the safer option. I went to SuperUser to see what suggestions ...
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Gaming the edit system with tiny edits?

I was on the Suggested Edit's review tab today, and noticed that this user (take a look at today's reputation), was putting in hundreds of edits adding the C# tag to questions that didn't really need ...
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Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta? [closed]

Honestly, I feel handicapped not being able to edit other people's posts here on Meta (and until recently could not even retag questions). Why does our hard-earned reputation on SO not count in Meta? ...
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Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000?

Please disregard. This proposal has been abandoned in favor of a new proposal. Please disregard. The new proposal has been abandoned in favor of just plain not doing it. Based on: ...
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What is the best way to increase my reputation and privileges? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is a stupid question, but here goes anyway... I have only recently started learning PHP and Javascript and I'm reasonably proficient. One of the reasons I'm so proficient is ...
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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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Would it be useful to show people's “hit rate” - i.e. percentage of answers accepted?

Just out of idle curiosity I thought I'd check how many of my answers had been accepted. The only way I could see was to manually count. Would people be interested in seeing this as a statistic on ...
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Reputation for graph is off by a day

So when we view reputation, there is graph view. However, it seems to be off by a day. Here's what I mean: I'm sure 70 + 20 + 15 is not 15. Its 105, which is what we see below: And 40 + 10 is NOT ...
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How come no option to 'tip' answerers?

I am surprised no one has thought of this before. When you choose an answer as the best, why not also have an option to tip the answerer if they were particularly helpful? In other words, you would '...
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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”

Going forward, “rep-whore” (and its derivatives) will be treated like any other term that’s inconsistent with the community’s “be nice” policy: it will be removed. It’s totally okay if you’ve used ...
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Should you gain rep for asking a duplicate question?

This is a two in one question: Should the asker of a duplicate question gain reputation for asking the duplicate question? Should the answerers of duplicate questions gain reputation for answering ...
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Why don't high rep users ask questions?

High rep users (users with more than 10K) seem to answer 25 questions for every question they ask. Many high rep users never even asked a non-community wiki question on SO. The global average is 3....
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Bounty-like facility for rewarding excellent questions

Amongst the reasons for starting a bounty, one can select: Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. Why not enable one to reward ...
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How long does it take for reputation on Stack Overflow Careers to be updated?

Just curious how this works: My Stack Overflow reputation on my Stack Overflow CV shows an amount X, which is less than my actual Stack Overflow reputation Y. It's been this way for a few days. In ...
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How does reputation between the main site and its meta work on SE 2.0?

I noticed that the reputation from the main site carried over to meta on Gaming (at least the first upvote), I guess that doesn't work the other way around, right? Is it then impossible to have a ...
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Why did I receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege, yet I don't have enough reputation?

The site shown a message saying I have been granted a privilege, but the reputation required for that privilege is higher than the one I actually have. What happened? Return to FAQ index
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At what point do you put your SO reputation in your resume? [closed]

While this is half tongue in cheek, this website and community may end up being the premier site that over half the world's programmers regularly attend - especially if Jeff and Joel create localized ...
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Edit a question (from other user) and get +2 rep? [duplicate]

There was this Question on SO this morning (GMT Time). I made an edit (I don't have enough rep to do it without peer review) and the changes I commited were Change the Title Fix code Indent After ...
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Reputation items in the achievements dropdown don't add up

In the top bar, the green “achievements” number shows +14. But when I open the dropdown, I see four items totalling +20. Why does the total not match the sum of the items? No lower entries were ...
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Eeeek! “Community” user got sudden rep boost.. how come?

Until recently Mr. Community had one single reputation point, you can see it in this old screenshot: Now it has over 2K reputation all of a sudden.. what has caused this? Has it affected "real" ...
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Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus?

Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus? My Stack Overflow account has about 1300 points, and I created accounts on all the other sites. My Meta Stack Overflow, and Stack ...
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Why do reputation drops not highlight the Achievements icon?

The "Recent achievements" icon (looks like a bar graph in the top bar for signed in users) doesn't highlight when one only has recent reputation losses. I'd like it to highlight whenever my ...
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Meta sites in “Your Communities” display different reputation

While using the top bar to navigate across communities, I noticed that the reputation displayed on meta sites on that list does not match the one of their corresponding main sites: I have noticed on ...
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Should SO rep be considered in SU and SF?

I have a 5k rep on SO. I don't visit Server Fault or Super User often, so I have much less rep on those sites. Whenever I see a question on SU or SF which does not belong or needs correction, I ...
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5K reputation loss in one day. How BIG is that?

Up until yesterday, I had 8,120 reputation; now my profile reports 3,991 2,128. It makes me feel like crying and I hate that too. Is this the real reputation count logic of SO? I hate this. You don'...
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Activity overview not displaying today's reputation correctly

The user activity overview dialog that you see when you mouse over your user name at the top of the page normally displays the reputation that you gained on the current day. This was handy for ...
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Just created an account on a new SE site, where's my +100 rep?

I just created an account at outdoors.SE (via MyOpenID) to answer a question migrated there, and noticed that I had 1 rep, despite having over 200 rep on several other StackExchange network sites, ...
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I was able to post in chat with less than 20 rep by joining 20 sites

I joined 20 other sites (out of the many) and even with 1 rep was able to post in any of the chatrooms. For example: In ELL, I have just 1 rep and have posted messages in its chat. ell....
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Diminishing returns / non-linear reputation from “great” answers

Over time I realized a very annoying property of the Stack Overflow reputation system: Easy answers to popular question are rewarded with a lot more reputation points than actually great answers. In ...
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Upvoting based on celebrity, too many upvotes (“excessive rep slurping”)

I have noticed a couple of kinds of behavior that seem to crop up in the SO community, and it really seems to artificially boost reputation. There may not be a solution (or it may not be a problem!) ...
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Show rep lost or gained from rescinded votes

My rep on SO just changed from 14,546 to 14,558. Checking my recent activity, I saw that I'd received one upvote which only accounts for 10 of the 12 points. Obviously someone has rescinded a ...
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How is it possible to exceed the rep cap without reaching it?

I was browsing my reputation audit and noticed this (which looks like a nice new feature not yet mentioned anywhere) in the footer: rep cap was reached on 16 days rep cap was exceeded on 22 days Now ...
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What is the Total Reputation field on Area51?

What does the total reputation field on Area51 represent? It's obviously not the total of the user's reputation on the various sites, as that is the number listed as user reputation.
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The surest way to gain lots of reputation on Stack Overflow- ask questions [duplicate]

Gaining reputation from answering on Stack Overflow is getting increasingly difficult. There are many talented users to answer most questions within minutes, providing good enough answers immediately ...
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How often is reputation recalculated?

Saw a comment in the question about increasing the cost/effect of downvotes on reputation that rep recalc is irrelevant because, in their words, it will "only happen 2-3 times in a lifetime." I was ...
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Contribute to bounty?

Similar to "How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else’s question?", but a little less extreme.. Basically, you could "top up" the points of another users bounty (up to the current ...
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Can we filter questions by reputation

There seems to be a deluge of questions by folks with rep of 1-10. Many of these questions are "homework" or questions that are annoying to me "please read my 500 line script and tell me whats wrong ...
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Does loss of reputation cause loss of privileges? [duplicate]

Do you lose privileges if you lose reputation (e.g. by spending it on bounties) and dip below what you had to reach to gain that privilege? Or, do you get to keep a privilege once it is earned no ...
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Do you lose the reputation (points) you acquired from a question if/when it is deleted?

Do you lose the reputation (points) you acquired from a question if/when it is deleted? This could apply to reputation coming from votes on the question itself or rep from votes/acceptances/bounties ...
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How do Deleted Posts affect rep? [duplicate]

Say I post an answer on a recently asked question, yet a FGITW scenario means that so do about a half dozen other SO users. My answer might get a handful of upvotes, but ultimately someone else gets ...
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If I hit the daily rep cap and then get downvoted, does it still count towards badges?

Say I hit the daily rep cap (with a great overhead, say 40 upvotes for answers, which would translate to 400 rep) and THEN get one downvote, then the day ends. At the end of the day I gained +198 rep. ...
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Does it make sense that migrated questions doubles your “Network Reputation”?

Poking around today's borked user league I noticed that Xenph Yan got a ton of rep on dba.stackechange.com for https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/12961/how-does-database-indexing-work But he ...
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How do reputation bonuses for associations between accounts work? [duplicate]

I've just joined super user, and I've associated my super user account with other accounts (at least one of which has >200 reputation), but my SU account still has a reputation of 1. Is it working ...
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Make moderator abilities relate to reputation points inflation

I think it is commonly acknowledged that reputation points inflation is occurring on Stack Overflow. As opposed to this meta question, I don't think the inflation is a problem. I think the real ...
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Should there be a reputation cost for duplicate questions?

Duplicate questions are a drain on the trilogy community -- not necessarily a big drain, but a drain. Either you have to be a duplicate cop, or you find yourself answering a question only to have it ...