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means the total number of upvotes minus the total number of downvotes

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List of badges - add hyperlink to score explanation page

Every now and then, people misunderstand the term score when it comes to badges (e.g. just recently Badges not awarded even after eligibility). This happens to new users who either don't bother to ...
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Calculation of Score when earning a specific tag badge [duplicate]

Take for example the Linq bronze badge, where the description is Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the linq tag How is total score calculated? is it based on the sum of ...
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Clarify what “score” means in badge descriptions

I've seen several cases where newcomers are confused about not receiving badges like Nice Question and Good Answer, even though they have posts with "scores" that seem to justify the achievement (or ...
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Why aren't votes on questions taken into tag score?

On Stack Overflow, the score next to the JS tag on my profile page helpfully shows the following (on mouse over): "Asked 14 non-wiki questions with a total score of 53. Answered 527 non-wiki ...
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Front-end expanded vote count bug [duplicate]

I don't have enough reputation (1K) to view the individual up and downvote counts on a post on Stack Overflow. Therefore, the cursor is the default one when I hover a post's score. However, when an ...
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Why the high voted answer is missing in hottest answers list?

In the weekly hottest javascript answers list I am unable to find the answer of @Dennis Cheung which was given on Jun 4 at 5:22 and at the moment has 99 upvotes. However the answer by @Baadshah given ...
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Number next to a particular answer seems to be incorrect

User mk1505 has posted a single answer on SuperUser. On his reputation page we can see that he has received two upvotes for his answer. The first on Jan 17 '11, the second on Mar 7 '12. He has not ...
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Sort highly-voted self-answers at the top

I know that accepted self-answers are not sorted at the top of the page to prevent cheating, but I think that if the answer is voted highly enough, it should be displayed at the top. For example, this ...
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How to permanently display a question's score, split into up/downvotes?

I recently hit 1k rep on SO, and so gained the privilege of splitting the total score on a post, into its respective upvotes and downvotes. Is there a way to get a question's score permanently ...
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Make links somewhat more visible in negative-score posts

Right now the grayed-out style of negative-score posts also results in links being shown just like regular text. This is especially annoying in case of well-hidden spam since it's easy to overlook (...
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Stackoverflow Score Observation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? I noticed 3 things 2 days ago From the image above You can see all scores are missing for : https://stackoverflow.com/a/12628703/...
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Should duplicates add to the duplicated question's score?

When a question is closed as a duplicate of another, should the other question's score be affected? I'm thinking this would be a good secondary mechanism for promoting the visibility of questions ...
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A badge for comments whose score exceeds the answer score

I've seen a few situations where a comment's score exceeds the answer score, and the comment is always exceptional (be it hilarious or constructive). Shouldn't these comments deserve a badge? I think ...
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Is a question considered Zero Score Accepted if it has 1 upvote and 1 downvote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do negative score/accepted answers count towards tenacious/unsung hero? Let's say someone asks a question, I answer it, they accept my answer and vote me up. Someone else ...
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what is mean by score? [closed]

What is mean by "score"? Is it total of up votes and down votes? Because I have 2 up voted question but don't have Quorum badge in Stack Overflow?
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How is the daily score cap calculated if a downvote occurs after max?

I hit my score cap for the day with a couple of upvotes going unscored, which is what I would expect. However, I then had somebody downvote an answer of mine, which dropped my total score by -2. ...
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Does the power law apply to Stack Overflow post scores?

Is the distribution of net votes to questions or answers on Stack Overflow modeled by a power law? In other words, if you ranked all questions by score, are there (roughly) x times as many at rank i ...
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Asking should cost reputation if never upvoted

A lot of questions receive very little attention, and as such are very likely uninteresting to anyone but the author. At the moment there is no incentive for authors to revise or delete such questions ...
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Question score histogram by tag

I was wondering if it is possible to compile a histogram of question scores grouped by the dominant tag (i.e. the language); say for the first 10 or 20 most used tags. Or, if that's too much, a simple ...
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I don't understand a count of votes on an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? This answer presently has a score of −1, but looking at this page—concerning the reputation of his author—I see 2 votes: +15 and −2. ...
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What's the purpose of not being able to see the vote count on your own questions when your rep history will show it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why prevent people from seeing upvote/downvote count if they can find out using the data explorer or the API? You need to be an established user to access the vote count on a ...
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Discrepancy between year rep and total rep? (another)

I've found this question, and the difference in points is explained quite well. But for me, the difference is larger and I think I can't explain it. My total reputation on Stack Overflow is 19,928, ...
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additional cross-Stack-Exchange-sites score bonuses?

I was recently pleasantly surprised to receive an extra 100 points to all my Stack Exchange scores after both my Stack Overflow and Wordpress accounts got over the 200 mark. Are there other across ...
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Is voting down supposed to mean “I don't like this question” or “This question has been voted up more than I can understand”?

It's obvious that really dumb questions with little votes can be voted down immediately. But imagine you have a totally average question which, in your opinion, bears no great interest to the general ...
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Can someone explain how the tag points work?

I have a tag that has this information: 102 TagName x113 When I hover over it, it says: "Asked 12 non-wiki questions with a total score of 64. Answered 101 non-wiki questions with a total score of ...
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Show question/answer/comment score in activity list

When viewing my activity I would like to see the score for each post (questions, answers, and even comments). This would help me get a pictures of how my recent posts have done without having to click ...
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Cumulative score statistics

What is grand total score (sum of all points) for users (sum of all reputation points for all users) questions (sum of all votes for all questions) answers (sum of all votes for all answers) Is ...
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Is reputation cap accounted for in the reputation change on Meta Stack Overflow?

I see that reputation scoring changed on Meta Stack Overflow to make votes worth 5 points. This is a little complicated to phrase, but my question is: If a user hit the daily reputation cap ...
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How is “Score” determined on a tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the 'Score' on the Top Users page calculated? I know about Reputation, but I am unfamiliar with "Score". How is score determined? Does having an accepted ...
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Vote without score?

Maybe I'm interpreting this picture incorrectly, but it looks like a vote without score. As far as I can tell I got a single upvote and no downvotes for both these questions, but the '10' doesn't show ...
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When do I need to award a bounty by?

I posted my first bounty and it's expiring soon. Yes, the Bounty FAQ states "If you do not award your bounty within 7 days, the highest voted answer ... will be awarded half the bounty amount." ...
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How about hiding answer score for first few hours?

On Stack Exchange sites I have always felt answering in the right time can result in a good score. The first few answers always get some advantage. If the scores are hidden for some specific time (...
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Strange bug in an answer of mine

Check out this answer of mine It supposedly has a score of +1, but when I click on the detailed reputation I see 0 up and 1 down votes. No positive or negative reputation has been awarded to my ...
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How is the 'Score' on the Top Users page calculated?

I am trying to test out my wrapper for the API by writing a little test to calculate the score of a user in a particular tag. I can't seem to make my totals add up to the sites'. This is most likely ...
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Reduce the amount of rep required to view upvotes and downvotes

In the FAQ it says: 1000 Show total up and down vote counts I'm not sure why you need 1000 rep to do this. It's possible to find this information out via the API (and the data dumps) so it's ...
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Massive Score Drop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The global reputation recalc of March 2010 I hadn't logged into the site for about a month and my score is has dropped by over a thousand points! By reading other similar ...
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Is this a scoring error?

cletus' answer has 2 votes up + correct answer = 35 points However looking at his scoring graph it says he got 170 points for that answer!
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SO reputation score just plummeted?

Can anyone explain why my SO reputation just plummeted from just over 2,000 to 1,200? (User: ILMV). I started with 1,997 points Answered a question Edited my answer a couple times Received a up vote ...
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What are the most upvoted/downvoted questions and answers on the sites?

What are the most downvoted questions and answers on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Meta, and Super User history to date? Similarly, what are the most upvoted questions and answers on SO, SF, Meta, ...
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Data Dump - Posts.xml — 'score'

Browsing through the data dump, I have found a column named 'score'. From what I can tell it is simply restricted to being an integer value. My guess is that it's the sum of upvotes - downvotes, ...