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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Please update the text in help for “User was Removed” reputation changes

Before May 25, 2019 - The help on all sites doesn't cover three things well enough IMO. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed It doesn't acknowledge that in some cases - community ...
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Show full reputation for 10k+ users in tooltip when hovering over rep in sig

Once a user has over 9999 rep, the rep shown in their signature is truncated (i.e. "10.5k" instead of "10,506"). Would it be possible to show the full rep in the tooltip when hovering over the ...
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How did I get this bit of reputation after I hit the repcap?

I hit the repcap on Science Fiction & Fantasy on the 20th, so I should only have earned 165 rep. (Does that not make sense? I had an accepted answer, so that's an extra 15 that doesn't count. And ...
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Show message when rep has been recalculated

We still get whining both on here and on SO when someone notices their rep changes due to a rep recalc. I suggest to forestall this, (especially for those that don't know the ins and outs of SO) a ...
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Should we allow adding rep to bounties to extend their duration?

There are a few variables here that I was thinking about: Spend rep to extend a bounty for a certain amount of time Allow the rep spent to extend duration to add into the original bounty Create ...
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Network profile should list total reputation and badges across the network

Looking at your network profile, there is no number anywhere in your entire profile that has a sum of all your reputation across the network except for the flair page, which isn't always accurate ...
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Increase captcha threshold for post editing for 5k users

The captcha threshold has been reduced already: Some reductions in CAPTCHA throttle thresholds, if you have > 10k rep: for edits -- reduced by two-thirds for post submission times -- ...
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What is the average rep on Stack Overflow?

Just the other day I happened to notice that Jon Skeet has more badges than I have rep. Ouch. So how much rep does the average SO user have?
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Why am I getting so many “yearling” badges today?

Here is a screenshot showing this: Originally I thought it was due to the rep recalculation today, but on most if not all of these sites, I had 200 rep or more both before and after the recalculation....
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Can we view the reputation distribution?

In this post a user wrote a tool to gather data about the reputation of users. I'd be interested to see an "official" distribution of reputation. Even better, it would be great to have a feature that ...
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Lost reputation from suggested edit approval on post left behind when account is deleted [duplicate]

On Programmers.SE, I edited a post (Must I provide my project source code if I use a library licensed under Apache 2.0?) back in November. Since it was a suggested edit, I earned +2 reputation when my ...
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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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Protecting a question does not work with exactly 15000 reputation

Today I got to 15000 reputation on Super User. I received the notification that I could now protect questions (eligible for protection as per the FAQ). Interestingly enough, it didn't work. I just ...
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Display combined rep total on Stack Exchange users reputation page

I think it would be useful to display the combined flair (or something similar) alongside the graph on the SE reputation tab. As it stands (although the information is available on another page) it ...
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Vote-hunting on trivial questions

To get high reputation, it is easiest to answer trivial questions on popular topics. Trivial answers get votes, because everybody can judge. Very popular topics get more votes because more people ...
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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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Can we have a flair-like tooltip for usernames in comments?

Sometimes I see comments mentioning edits to questions and I confirm that the poster's reputation is under 2000 before proceeding to make the edit (since I don't want to accidentally clobber his edits ...
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When a user who approved an edit is removed, an incorrect “-2 reverted” event appears in reputation history

I am aware that I lose reputation for suggested edits if the final approver of the edit is removed. But now there is an extraneous "reverted" event to go along with user removal: Source: my ...
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Regarding “rep inflation” from the recalculation and actions that require certain amounts of rep

Now that apparently we're all going to be getting some sweet rep (or at least those of use who have asked positive questions), is there going to be any change to the rep required for, as an example, ...
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Bounties from deleted accounts should still be awarded; al least, the indicator should be removed

It might be from a bounty of 500, from a user who deleted his account. But the blue +500 flag is still attached to the question, so everybody who sees it will think that I have only about 300pt apart ...
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Answering tumbleweed questions - a proposal for attention

Premise There are over 40k tumbleweed badge-giving questions now on SO (41,959 on last check), out of 186,432 unanswered questions. SEDE (although a bit dated) lists 974,000 questions asked, so that'...
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Why does this user have two SO accounts in his SE profile and only 1 rep?

I have noticed that the user user1602612 answered many questions and has earned various upvotes and badges including meta badges. But still, his reputation is 1! Furthermore his profile shows he is a ...
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Demystifying chat reputation requirements

How much reputation do you need to participate in chat? It's an easy answer, right? You need at least 20 reputation to participate in chat. /privileges/chat even tells us so. But for which chat ...
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Please set user privileges on Meta Stack Overflow based on combined rep across sites

Meta Stack Overflow is really the “National Capital”, as mentioned in this bit from the New Per-Site Metas blog post: Meta Stack Overflow will serve as the “National Capital” where we process ...
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I got the reputation back from my own bounty

I know this isn't supposed to happen. I've just received the reputation from my own bounty. What happened. I placed a bounty on someone else's question. I found an answer to this question. I ...
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What happened to my reputation (dropped about 1500 points)? [duplicate]

About an hour or so ago, my stack overflow reputation dropped from well over 1000 to just 41. What's going on? At the same time, my username got reset to one of those numeric ones (user123456 or ...
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(How) Can SE sites change their reputation payout?

A recent question on Puzzling Meta reminded me that there is a longstanding meta post at PPCG about awarding 10 rep per question upvote. This is mainly due to the relative difficulty and usefulness of ...
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Reputation/Privileges when a beta becomes a fully fledged site

I have a minor curiosity on this, but I can't seem to find any documentation (at least on MSO or on the Area51 FAQ) about this specific point: What happens to your privileges when a site becomes a '...
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Have the question voting patterns changed after increasing question upvote points to 10?

Are there any statistics that would show changes in voting patterns across SE sites since there was a change in the reputation system rewarding question upvotes with 10 points? I am asking about ...
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I've lost a lot of rep when the question with my answer has disappeared [duplicate]

I had a chosen answer with a significant amount of upvotes and bounty awarded. Months after answering, the question disappeared and I lost the 400 rep. I am not in this for the points, but when you ...
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Why does the reputation dropdown not show this upvote?

Over at Science Fiction & Fantasy, I answered this question: Why did Voldemort choose a snake as a Horcrux given that it is a living thing and has a limited lifespan? (spoilers for Harry Potter 6/...
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Suggested edit gained 4 reputation points [duplicate]

I recently suggested an edit to a question on StackOverflow. This edit got approved, but I received 4 reputation points for that suggestion. Shouldn't that be just two points - or am I missing ...
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Topbar tells me about a +1 recovered from a deleted DVed post, but detail view doesn't show it

The topbar only tells us about reputation gains (see related issue with lost rep). But sometimes it only half-tells us: The explanation of that +1 is nowhere to be found here. An answer that I ...
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Ignore assocation bonus rep for “New Users by reputation”

I like keeping up on new, engaged users, so in theory the New Users by Reputation page is awesome. But the problem is association bonus rep shows up there...so in between users with association bonus+ ...
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Is reputation important?

I'm wondering how much a reputation score would make people trust an answer or not? Does my current (167) make it more likely that you believe me or distrust me?
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No reputation for continued tag edits

A certain user just got 42 reputation from removing the windows-ribbon-framework from a bunch of questions and doing nothing else. This seems very wrong, because the questions had other things wrong ...
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Can I transfer a little bit of rep from my Stackoverflow account to my meta account?

I just joined meta.stackoverflow.com and linked my account to my Stackoverflow one. I like upvoting good answers, but unfortunately I have to start off with reputation 1 on meta, which doesn't let me ...
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Graph of Reputation Over Time for all linked accounts

How do I see a graph of a user's total reputation over time?
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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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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Reputation changes not visible in the achievement box (again)

Just like yesterday, which was marked as status-completed. But today, it's not working again. I'm still notified of new badges: Update: it looks like new events are now updated; reputation events ...
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Allow commenting for bounty offerer with less than 50 rep

After offering a bounty to this question, I realize that I cannot comment on the question because I have less than 50 rep. Is it possible to change this behaviour, so that the bounty offerer can ...
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The Civic-Duty Badge

Does anyone else feel that the Civic Duty badge just gives noobs an excuse to upvote like hell. I know I did it just to get my first silver badge and it didn't take surprisingly long.
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What's to stop someone from selling their reputation?

If a marketplace existed for Reputation, it would render it completely meaningless and pointless for all Stack Exchange sites. What's to stop someone from selling Reputation on a virtual currency ...
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Benfords law as it relates to SO reputation [closed]

This isn't really a question but I thought that it may interest people here to see that SO reputation seems to follow Benford's law Here's the data I got from statoverflow (I omitted accounts with ...
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How can I find posts related to lost reputation due to a “user was removed” message?

Today I noticed that my reputation got truncated by 64 points, and when I looked at my reputation history, I saw a bunch of lines notifying me of points removal along to a "user was removed" message. ...
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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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Minimum reputation for answering your own question should be higher than what is needed to ask

If we're implementing this feature, why don't we also require that users have at least 1.5 times the amount of reputation needed to ask their current question in order to answer their current question?...
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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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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...