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 downvote's reputation changes -1 not showing in user profile in summary view?

Today I recently downvoted an answer and received -1 in reputation changes. But when I tried to see my user profile and I noticed that in my reputation list their is no listing of -1. As if we got ...
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Incentivise retagging

I came across this question when I searched for retag. I really like the idea, and I was going to offer a bounty on that question, except I think the OP missed a trick. Why not give a nice simple +1 ...
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Probably a bug in computing user reputation

I had 22997 points this morning on stackoverflow. I answered a question and earned 25 points (+1 and answer accept). My profile says I earned 25 points today, but my reputation is 23012, which means I ...
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Comment reputation [duplicate]

I understand why you require rep to comment on answers, but you must realize this discourages experienced engineers who have yet to create an account from participating on the site.
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Discard and disable the reputation gain/loss for the answers given in a question that has been put on hold due to being primarily opinion-based

I am writing this suggestion as a response to this question in Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22275484/is-this-use-of-comma-operator-too-lazy Suggestion: Discard previous and ...
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Reputation level for close privilege should be subject to inflation [duplicate]

I've been using S.O. for a few years, and one thing which I have noticed these last few quarters, is that more and more questions get closed faster and faster. The questions closed are not just the ...
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Why does the reputation need to be publicly displayed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The problem with reputation: does high reputation attract too many upvotes? The idea of getting greater privileges with greater reputation is good, but what is the benefit of ...
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Shop.stackexchange.com purchase with reputation [closed]

I saw shop.stackexchange.com and was really excited when I saw that I might be able to purchase shirts and things like that with my reputation! But to no avail. Has this been talked about? I'd love ...
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Discussion about pro and cons for allowing up-voting to very new users [duplicate]

I would like to share my point of view about allowing up-voting for very new users. I'm basically talking about the reputation points needed to up-vote any question/answer. It is currently set to 15 ...
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Hide reputation of people answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide the rep and badge count on a user's info box on answers I think that the OPs tend to accept answers of people with large reputations. At the same time people in ...
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Reputation changes also to inbox

I would like to see my reputation changes in the StackExchange inbox as notifications. I have several accounts on different StackExchange sub-portals and it annous me to watch time by time if the ...
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Is there an option to close your own questions regardless of reputation?

So let's say that I received an answer that like and accepted it. While I have read How do I close my own question?, I do not nearly have enough reputation points to do that. If such a feature doesn't ...
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Why don't SO have a feature to get back the offered bounty to a question if the question receives no answers.? [duplicate]

So if i have posted a question and i have awarded some bounty for the question. So if the bounty period expires the bounty points will be reduced from the users account. And the users will never get ...
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Accepting answers

Should I every time notify a user that asks some question for which he/she gets the right(as I might think) answer from me, so that he/she will be more or less forced to accept my answer? P.S. That ...
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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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A Better Downvoting System [duplicate]

I have read through other questions/answers related to the downvote system and I must say, I feel this system needs revising. Sometimes a downvote is meant with good intentions. Before I go any ...
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Can we make upvoting seem less difficult?

Approachability suggestion from a newbie: Coming here from Reddit, the instinct to upvote is automatic and it stinks to click the arrow and be denied. Also, upvotes only give one karma on Reddit so ...
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Let's give top winter bashers some reputation!

The people like eLRuLL, Eran, and Panda are really good at Winter Bash, with 30/30 hats! They deserve a reward! Hats aren't just for fun because getting a hat means that you did something good on the ...
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Recognizing leading contributors and experts

While surfing SO, I came to know that we have some Microsoft MVP's over here, and they are contributing a lot in making SO more helpful to learners like me. We have a reputation system running along ...
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Shouldn't there be a reputation penalty if a question you closed ends up being voted for reopen? [duplicate]

I see that many questions are quickly closed on questionable reasons. In some case for just pure mistakes (e.g. marked as duplicate of a different unrelated question). Shouldn't bad closing be ...
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Split reputation into trust and expertise

It's a colossal pain trying to build reputation separately on each Stack Exchange site. The reason for this is supposedly that expertise differs across different subject areas. The common rebuttal is ...
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reputation devaluation [closed]

It seems to me that there is a lot of interest from people to do edit of questions and other pluckings of "low hanging fruits" to snap up reputation points. I wonder whether that is the true nature ...
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...
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Require 50 reputation for asking question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: minimum rep before asking questions In my opinion Stack Overflow is flooded by rather banal questions asked by users who just opened their Stack Overflow account. Would it ...
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Should we encourage up voting by rewarding for correctly up voting accepted answer?

Sometimes I read a question and look at all the answers and decide that there is already a good answer. I usually don't up vote it because I gain nothing. (I only really up vote when the answer is ...
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Scaling rep earned by the rep of person upvoting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indicate How Trustworthy the UpVotes Are What if, instead of having a hard-coded value of how much rep a person gets per upvote, if the amount an upvote is worth is scaled by ...
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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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Why should one take part in elections?

Why should one take part in elections? Do I get any reputation for that? There should be some profit; like, how would it help me after elections?
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I think moderators start to close every single question possible before the election to gain rep [closed]

I'm looking at closed questions by moderators that nominate at current election, and I feel like 70% of question the closed are usual questions, with no real reason to close them. I have checked ...
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A new reputation value based on Open Source Software (OSS) financial support

From time to time I financially support Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For example, I downloaded Ubuntu 16.10 and made standard $15 donation. And now I would like to have that support visible ...
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Flag your own questions as “for the experience” [closed]

In the 19 questions I asked on Stack Overflow, I came across a lot of problems. There are/were so many things I had to look at that I sometimes even forgot what I wanted to ask. When I remembered my ...