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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Encourage people to “Pay it forward”

Stack Exchange uses rewards to encourage participation: Votes for good content Badges for good questions, answers, and behavior Reputation bonuses for valid edits Increased responsibilities for good ...
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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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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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Plagiarism is a good way to earn reputation. Combatting this after the fact?

There is a certain pattern of Stack Exchange users who habitually post plagiarized content. Some cases are easy to deal with. If the user is still pretty new, a message explaining that plagiarism is ...
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I can see others' rep change from removed downvotes

I am a mod on Mi Yodeya. Today I looked at a certain user's reputation page, only to see that they had received a point back for a removed downvote on a post that I had recently deleted. This was ...
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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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Change in the weight of upvote on questions: Distraction or bad timing and the absence of community involvement?

It's not a secret that SE is running with multiple issues, the unfortunate loss of moderators like Aza which get escalated into the directions which nobody wanted, and the SOpocalypse. Now after a day ...
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At what reputation does a user gain 100% maximum privileges?

While users unlock all possible privileges at 20,000 reputation, their privileges are still "enhanced" as their reputation increases. For instance, An additional delete vote is granted per 1000 ...
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Could new users see a notification in the space where the add comment button would be, like “you need a minimum of X reputation to comment”?

I just went to comment on this answer, saying something like "hey thanks that solution worked for me; You know anything about extending it to provide this feature too?" I was confused why I couldn't ...
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2019: do six-figure reputation users on non-SO sites still get swag?

I've always been told that hitting the 100k reputation threshold gets you a nice swag package from Stack Exchange - regardless of mod status, and except possibly on Stack Overflow where 100k ...
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Chart to show reputation points grouped by event type

I would like to request a pie chart to see how a user got his or her reputation. This could be placed on the profile page. Sections could contains percentages like: 14 Questions - 200 points - 28.41% ...
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Removing a downvote adds reputation that wasn't there

This question was downvoted, and the downvote removed, and the user now has 3 rep, even though there are no reputation generating events on the user's page.
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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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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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“Community Wiki” and SO meta-discussion

As of 12:30 EST on November 15th, there were 30,658 registered users of Stack Overflow, of whom 1,458 had at least a 750 reputation and could therefore edit Community Wiki posts. I suggest that if ...
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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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Linked account +100 rep bonus also applied to account with 200

Not sure if it is a bug or not, but it feels like a bug to me. When I got to 200 rep on SO the other day I got +100 rep to all my accounts including SO. So my rep jumped up to 300 on SO. Considering ...
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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
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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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Search filters by minimum rep, maximum views, maximum answers, etc

I'd like to see a few more advanced search filters: maximum question votes maximum views maximum answers date ranges minimum asker rep The existing search filters are a promising start, but more ...
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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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Lost 15,000 reputation, userid changed, but user still associated with 470 answers!

I'm not sure how but my userid on Stack Overflow changed from "progrmr" to "Gary A Morris" and my rep went from 15k+ to 21. My "new" userid on SO appears to be user154803. Questions that I've ...
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Is it OK for Stack Exchange to treat all questions / answers equally?

Now aren't these some trivial questions: Java << Operator Java if statement is skipped Forced out of memory java.. inconsistent java behavior (I also get many points from these questions...) ...
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Why does my reputation decrease if I downvote another post?

Hi, I am wondering why do my reputation points go down if I downvote someone else's post? Thank you for your time.
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Do not refund bounty on question deletion if reputation would be kept on an awarded answer

According to this post and its status-bydesign tag, if a question where someone offered and awarded a bounty is deleted, the bounty is refunded back to the bounty owner. In most cases, this isn't much ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Show suspended users with their normal reputation in the Data Explorer

I was playing with the Data Explorer... And I was trying to write a query to show users who got the most % of their reputation from accepts. So for each user: [% from Accepts] = [Rep from Accepts] / [...
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Delay answer downvote rep loss to voter to help hide voter's identity

A while back, I posted an answer to SO, which was downvoted. I wasn't sure who did it, but had a suspicion because I thought I had seen a particular user lose a reputation point. When I deleted the ...
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Who is the user with highest combined reputation from all Stack Exchange sites?

I am aware that there is a list of top users for each of the Stack Exchange sites. However, I am wondering if there is a list showing the combined reputation of each Stack Exchange user from every of ...
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Why do I not lose reputation when I downvote posts?

I have recently earned enough reputation to cast downvotes. And as I understand it, when I downvote (by clicking the down button), my reputation will be decreased. However, I have downvoted at least 3 ...
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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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If I delete an answer, do I lose reputation?

If I delete my answer with some up votes, do I lose the reputation? Or, if I delete an answer with down votes, is negative reputation negated?
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Reduce the reputation requirements for editing and approving edits during the very early beta

The current reputation requirement for editing posts or approving suggested edits are 500 reputation during private beta 1000 reputation during public beta Those are very steep hurdles during the ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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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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Is the voting and reputation system sustainable? How can we improve it or maybe it should be replaced?

Is voting still sustainable? The number of votes going down and the dynamics changing towards questions and answers only being relevant during the first few days. This makes the rating system, by ...
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New Badge Proposal: Renaissance Man

A renaissance man is a person (man or woman) who is skilled in multiple fields or multiple disciplines, and who has a broad base of knowledge. The term renaissance man is largely based on the various ...
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How do I read the history of my reputation?

When I visit the reputation tab of my profile, I see a lot of stuff. I can make out some of it, but not all. What do all the event types mean? Why do some events show an odd reputation gain or not ...
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I am broken: post-undelete reputation issues

Specifically FAO Tim Post I guess, but this is probably going to relate to any StackExchange account that has previously been deleted and then put back together by the kind people at StackExchange. I ...
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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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Is reputation the currency of Stack Overflow?

From time to time I look for comments on Stack Overflow that are asking for upvotes/accepts. If the OP is a new user, I encourage them to instead post a link to the [about] page, and/or a little ...
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Who or what is this SO user?

Browsing the user pages on SO I came across user ski - who enjoyed a rep gain of over 4K in the first couple of weeks of November. Doesn't look to be an über-bounty hunter - some of the high-rep ...
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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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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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Consider flag weight as well as reputation for earning moderation tools [closed]

Users who have shown they are responsible wielders of moderator flags should be able to access moderator tools at lower reputation levels.
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Allow moderators to define reputation-limiting relationships between users who consistently display targeted voting

On Ask Ubuntu we've got a bunch of users who we believe to be friends at school together. They ask questions for each other to answer They vote for each other (and recently also against each other) ...
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What purpose does downvoting questions serve?

I understand the purpose of up/downvoting answers -- some answers are better than others, some answers may be wrong, .etc. With regard to questions, though, there are other mechanisms to deal with "...
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Can we grandfather in rep abilities as sites leave beta?

As Stack Exchange sites are beginning to graduate from beta, they are moving out of the beta rep benchmarks for abilities. This means that almost all users lose some of their abilities. Not a big deal ...
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Award badge for hitting daily rep limit

A badge could be awarded to users who have received enough votes on a given day to trigger the 200 reputation/day limit. This would let them know that they've hit the limit, and the badge would be ...
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Which users getting removed DON'T cause rep changes? (lost 1667 rep)

According to the help on users being removed, on how you lose rep for their upvotes being removed too: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high reputation ...