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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Sudden sharp reputation drop problem: points disappeared and score lost (recalc?)

I just experienced a drop in rep. Maybe that's due to a rep recalc, but then I'd really like to see that in my recent activity, which shows no clue as to what happened. How do I find out exactly what ...
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Clarifying the criteria for when rep from deleted posts is maintained

According to the blog: [I]f you've contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it eventually gets deleted. "Worthwhile" here is defined as, ...
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View *my* deleted question and answer with less than 10K

Note: This is a followup to a followup question (original here), so it is likely missing information on its own to provide the detail necessary. In the spirit of reducing duplication on the SE servers,...
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Notify user when setting a bounty will revoke a privilege

For those who recently acquired privileges through reputation, it would be nice to be notified when starting a bounty which privilege will be revoked if any. Related: Is losing privileges after ...
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Downvotes versus close votes on questions

Now that I've reached 3K on SO, I find myself with the awesome power and responsibility (sic) to vote to close. So I've been thinking about the four possible responses to a poor question: edit ...
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How about a message letting us know the reason for large changes to our reputation points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please notify us when a reputation recalc occurs Last time I logged in to Meta Stack Overflow, my reputation points were over 400. Now it's back under 300, and I don'...
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Empty sections on the Reputation Page

I guess as a side effect of the fix for New reputation is too verbose: upvote/unupvote, upvote again, we now get empty sections on the reputation page;
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Reputation summary incorrect

Today I was just checking my reputation summary on SO and it shows I have got 7 rep points today. But when I go to my profile and see the reputation obtained for today, it shows only 5. Also ...
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My “Meta” rep on Photo.SE differs from my main rep

https://photo.stackexchange.com/users/2361/billy-oneal -> 683 https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/users/2361/billy-oneal -> 678 ??? (Doesn't really bother me too much but figured I'd report the bug....
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Opt in “mentor” privilege at 7.5k

I am suggesting a Mentor privilege at 7.5k. It would be on a per-user per-site opt in basis. At some reputation level (perhaps 7.5k) there could be an opt in "mentor" privilege. If someone opts in ...
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What does SE use to calculate reputations? SQL aggregate functions? A manual method?

I want to implement something similar to Stack Exchange's reputation system. What would be the better practice: using an SQL aggregate function to recalculate every time it changes, or storing ...
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What reputation do you need on Stack Overflow to receive an invite to Careers?

What reputation do you need to have on Stack Overflow to receive an invite to Careers? The site says "Stack Overflow grants new invites to users fitting certain criteria of activity on Stack Exchange ...
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More descriptive “User was removed” explanation

Currently, when rep is changed due to the removal of another user account (to undo the rep gain/loss that happened when they up-/down-voted/accepted/were downvoted by you), the associated message is ...
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New reputation changes. Is applying it retroactively fair?

This is regarding this blog post: Important Reputation Rule Changes Hello, I'm one of those people that has earned at least half of their reputation asking questions. I can completely understand the ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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How do I view the recent replies to things I have written?

How can I see recent activity, such as when someone answers one of my questions, leaves a comment reply to me, edits one of my posts, or votes on my posts? How do I see recent activity on my "...
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Not getting edit's +2 rep after reaching 2k rep [duplicate]

After reaching 2k rep , I'm not receiving +2 rep per edit. Why?
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What happened to these edits (and the associated reputation)?

My reputation rating on SO took this hit an hour ago, and it is due to what appears to be the simultaneous deletion of multiple questions. I am uncertain why it happened, am concerned, and would ...
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Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently

I answered a question on Super User and while on other sites I did not get a 'Reputation Notification' to explain that I was given 2 upvotes for my answer - yet if I manually check my Profile here at ...
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Optional Android notifications for reputation changes

I would like to get a notification if my reputation count has changed. I think there is already some internal API for that. (I can see that changes in the menu bar in the top). I'm sure that some ...
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50 reputation for making comments is too high [duplicate]

In general I like the reputation system, but personally 50 seems too high to be able to comment on other people's answers. I want to contribute. I want to dabble a toe in the water. Yet my only ...
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Could there be a bit of reputation leakage between the sites, please? [duplicate]

It's a bit frustrating that, even though I'm above rep 100 on Stack Overflow, I'm still restricted with the most basic 'idiot prevention' limits on the other sites as I start there. Really, is it ...
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New Rep indicator stops when having negative score

Today I gave a bounty of 500 rep to this question. This results of course in a negative score for today. Since then I don't get any more notifications for new rep in the new top-bar on meta. Only ...
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What's the justification for the commenting reputation requirement? [duplicate]

You require a reputation of 50 to leave comments on others' questions/answers; the FAQ simply states this as a fact but does not explain it. I'm a new user and I have identified this as an issue very ...
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Why do we vote on questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why should I upvote a question? What purpose does downvoting questions serve? Voting on questions played a big role in the site when we didn't have the option to comment on,...
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Reputation does not update after community wiki is removed from a post, and does not match the value displayed in the reputation audit

If votes were cast on a post while it was community wiki, and a moderator removes wiki from that post, the votes should count towards reputation again. However, while this is visible in a reputation ...
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Should questions with no accepted answers be charged “interest” after awhile?

Nothing real quick but after say 2 months, I think the asker should "owe" 1 rep point for every upvoted answer in a given question. Using me as an example here: I asked this question 9+ months ago ...
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Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody?

I apologize if this has already been asked. I searched for information but couldn't find any. I was wondering why reputation isn't given when somebody marks your answer as a favorite. I have a ...
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Lost reputation after answering my own question with bounty [duplicate]

Timeline: Asked a question, no (interesting) answers for two weeks Set bounty on it this morning Found the answer to my question two hours later. Answered my own question. Bounty reputation is ...
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Why did I just lose some reputation without any explanation in my profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I read the history of my reputation? My reputation score has gone down, but the reputation tab in my profile does not indicate why. Is this a bug? What else could have ...
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Minimise reputation flux due to deleted posts

This proposal was partly discussed in this post: how-do-deleted-posts-affect-rep, but the only solution to update the rep after a post is deleted seems to be a complete recalculation. I am wondering ...
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If I downvote an answer, is the lost reputation visible to others in my profile?

I've noticed that if I downvote an answer, the record of the downvote is visible to me in my profile. But when I view my profile from another browser that's not logged into Stack Overflow, I've ...
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Is there a reason why we gain ghost reputation on the meta of an SE website?

Is there any reason behind the ghost reputation we gain on the meta of a Stack Exchange site? This reputation doesn't add up to anything, but it still shows me I have gained some. Is this supposed to ...
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Add a reputation and achievements pane to iOS app

It'd be nice to see reputation updates in the app, as we get on both the desktop and mobile sites. Mock-up of how this would look: Other possible icon states: While I understand reputation ...
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Award extra points to answer?

I must have been dreaming, but I could have sworn one was able to award extra reputation points to answers on stackoverflow.com if you felt the answer deserved it. I'm in this predicament right now, ...
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Migrated posts lose their pre-migration reputation

A question was posted to SO today, which I answered and then received a number of upvotes on. The question was later migrated to Programmers.SE, where it continued to accumulate votes. The votes ...
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No reputation for upvote given? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? After answering a question earlier on SO, I realized that the upvotes to my answer do not increase my reputation. I've checked and I am sure that ...
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Share reputation between Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? Could there be a bit of reputation leakage between the sites, please? I came from Stack Overflow where I participate more frequently, but now I ...
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Require users to earn some minimum rep before asking questions

After cruising around SO and friends for the past couple of weeks, it became pretty obvious to me that many questions are asked by new users with 1 rep point. I have no problem with this. What I do ...
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“Spam Voting” - Should we stop it? [duplicate]

I've had a few concerns over a new form of "spam" - that is, through voting. A while back, I had seen some wild reputation increases to my account, amongst others, that seemingly felt weird - as I'...
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Wiping votes on deletion of highly active accounts (-865 points on “User was removed”)

Update As MadScientist quite aptly pointed out this is also highly relevant: Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted at +523 votes, feature-request I was greeted by this screen just an ...
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User cards are no longer showing reputation or badges across the network

I cannot see reputation of any questioner or answerer on their user cards, but editors' rep & badges are still shown. Questions tab with any filter(new, active) is unaffected. Mobile sites are ...
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Efficient reputation strategy

What is an efficient strategy for increasing my reputation? Should I: 1. Focus on answering lots of questions, and hoping that my answers float up. 2. Focus on asking interesting questions. 3. Focus ...
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Noob questions, simple answers and big rep points [duplicate]

I struggle to pick up rep points even when answering questions and giving good demo's of code via a pastebin - sometimes spending 15 mins+. Then along comes a noob question, for instance What does $ ...
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Can a user gain more than 2 rep for editing?

I edited this post and noticed my reputation change from 1466 to 1470 (i.e +4). I went to check my reputation changes and found: Note: My reputation later went down from 1470 to 1468, so it ...
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How can I request a reputation recalc?

The accepted answer to the question, "How often is reputation recalculated?", states that your reputation can be recalculated by a mod on request. Other than posting this question, how can I request ...
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Reputation report total slightly off from SO rep I see?

My reputation report shows: ** total rep 9434 :) Yet, on my SO banner, the rep shows as "DVK 9,432●5●33" Which one is correct? Why? The "2" difference makes this unlikely to be related to some ...
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Different reputation in my profile page, is it a bug?

Why I have two different reputation in a same page? It's a bug, isn't it?
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Theoretical question: Hide rep above 10k?

Imagine, when you get to 10k rep (obviously the point where you can comment, edit, vote to close and delete, have access to the moderator privileges).. instead of it showing an ever-increasing number, ...
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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