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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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This is my secret account. Have I been doing it wrong?
answered Aug 10 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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#2 on this list "Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically" makes me rage. I prefer Jon Skeet's advice on Answering technical questions helpfully.
answered Aug 25 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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upvotes. Also, we already have a reputation cap of 200 points per day, so the bottleneck is already in place. …
answered May 24 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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beyond about 2k characters you enter a realm of high volatility. I don't think that's accurate. I see the volatility steadily increasing throughout the curve, starting at around 200 or so charac …
answered Aug 26 '11 by Bill the Lizard
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As Pesto and TheTXI pointed out, the underlying problem is that people don't understand that if they fall below one of the reputation thresholds in the FAQ, they lose the privileges that come with … amounts of reputation on Stack Overflow. Posting a bounty is the most common, and the only way that is 100% voluntary (massive downvoting, flagged as offensive, and reputation recalculation are the …
answered Aug 7 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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answers section. Those will be deleted every time. Once you get 50 reputation you'll be able to leave comments, which is where follow-up questions and clarifying statements belong. Until then …
answered Aug 9 '12 by Bill the Lizard
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I like the idea of rewarding people who toil away in lesser known tags, but I think adjusting the rep system is a bit too heavy. It seems like a badge (or set of badges) might be a more appropriate i …
answered Dec 18 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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...reputation awards might animate a few individuals to click through approve till the stack is empty. Yes, this is at least partly why reputation isn't awarded for reviews. A balance has to be …
answered Jan 15 '13 by Bill the Lizard
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The point of SO is to get the best answer to the top of the page. Reputation is just a bonus to try and get people to do that. If you want to give someone some rep, browse through their questions/answers and upvote a few that deserve it. …
answered Sep 29 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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I think most of the really well-crafted questions come through multiple edits, which don't gain reputation at all. I do feel bad for the people who are near a threshold and are going to lose a …
answered Mar 20 '10 by Bill the Lizard
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There are no hard limits on the amount of reputation you can lose other than the fact that everyone's reputation is floored at 1. A few ways to lose massive amounts of reputation at once are: If a … post receives enough spam/offensive flags from the community (5) or from a moderator (1) it will be rewarded with -100 reputation immediately. This is non-refundable, meaning you don't get that …
answered Apr 19 '13 by Bill the Lizard
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We don't want people to get quick easy rep.
answered Oct 27 '09 by Bill the Lizard
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The fundamental flaw in your question is that you're conflating changes and bug fixes. Not every change to software is the result of a bug. Requirements change over time. If people are still using …
answered Apr 7 '11 by Bill the Lizard
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You're trying to add an extension to a question asked in 2009, but you posted it in the answer section, which is for answers. Since no one will answer in response to another answer, you're far better …
answered Sep 2 '11 by Bill the Lizard
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I don't see a real problem with a lot of active users being 10k moderators. That threshold really only gives you the ability to vote to delete closed posts, and access to a dashboard that allows you …
answered Jul 13 '09 by Bill the Lizard

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