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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

I totally understand why you're asking for volunteer sites, instead of forcing this on any site that doesn't want it, which would have gone down way worse with the mods/communities of those sites and ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

If more users could vote, would they engage more? Of course. It's like putting a bowl full with candies in front of an hungry kid. Is this good? No. I really don't think so. Here are couple of reasons:...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

What's broken: uncapped rep per post. Long-time users have had the luck to answer basic questions that are very popular to search, and gather hundreds, thousands, or 10k+ upvotes. This rep gain is ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

This is something I was hoping you all would explore sometime soon, and I'm excited that you've posted about this now. For awhile now, I've felt that tying moderation privileges to reputation... Doesn'...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Can those sites have the association bonus disabled/turned off? One major concern that I (and likely others) share is that this may (and likely will) lead to voting rings and (rule breaking) ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Whatever poor sites decide to volunteer to be a guinea pig for this, they're going to be in for a world of hurt with limited hope to clean up afterwards. Voting is one of the most subjective ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

It’s better than nothing… but I have many complaints regardless. The following is a rough sketch listing some observations and ideas about the reputation system I had accumulated over the years. I ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Just a friendly reminder that these proposals exist: Reward duplicate closing: +5 for the first voter Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 Duplicates Mark II, Canonicals, more ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Voting is for winnowing and content curation. Are one-rep users really experienced enough to do that effectively? The current thresholds are there for a reason. Simply removing or reducing them would ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

What is really great about our reputation & privilege system? What do you think makes it great, and why is it worth keeping? You need some way to sort the noise and votes are a decent way to do ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

I predict chaos if either of the two down voting proposals are adopted. A lot of first time users have little understanding of the site or its purpose. Having a small cost of down voting makes people ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

One of the big reasons that I use and contribute to Stack Exchange sites is because of the barriers to entry. Those barriers aren't difficult to overcome for someone who genuinely wants to ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Will more users vote if you give more users the right to vote? Yes, yes they will. That is, however, not at all what would be desired, or likely, even tolerable. Looking back at the initiatives put ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

What is really great about our reputation & privilege system? What do you think makes it great, and why is it worth keeping? I think it's a great system for encouraging participation. If there ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

I was asked to contribute this as an answer, so here goes. I'm going to directly quote from a blog post I wrote in 2020: The problem with Stack’s approach Stack Exchange — which Codidact largely grew ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites 1-rep users can already cast votes. This is the message shown to all logged-in users who have less than 125 ...
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What privileges and tools do staff members without a diamond have access to?

Here are the special things that a non-mod user with IsEmployee == true can do, and some special things that apply to all employees: On per-site metas, Meta Stack Exchange, and Stack Apps: Can add/...
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SE is breaking the reputation privilege system

Something worth considering is that if these 'new' users get to 200 rep without understanding the system, through 'lower standards' - we have a whole bunch of users without good mentorship, or an idea ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Reputation is meant to be a gamified system - do a good, get a shiny. That already motivates some people to play the game to get shiny, not because they want to do good. Add to that, reputation is ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

When it comes to the cost of casting downvotes on answers, would that change be retroactive, resulting in some users receiving a sudden influx of rep when this is added, and then losing it again if ...
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SE is breaking the reputation privilege system

TL;DR: We are not going through with these changes unless the site's community specifically asks for it. The question of the GenAI reputation thresholds for privileges has caused some confusion and ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Two things to add: A few users on my site (I'm a mod on Academia) have done a lot of community moderation work (retagging, posting on meta, voting to close, editing, etc.) and would be good ...
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Is using reputation to scale the number of close votes the best way?

This answer is entirely from the angle of a primarily dedicated close voter on SO. My version of that, myself, is one in which only a few questions seem intellectually intriguing per day to want to ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

If the end goal is to increase engagement, is allowing them to upvote and downvote posts with 1 rep the only option we had? And why did we directly reduce the reputation requirement to bare minimum? ...
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Is using reputation to scale the number of close votes the best way?

If the goal is consistent, high quality content? Then yes, by all means make it easier to close and ultimately delete/remove low quality stuff. My recommendation is to analyze the huge quantities of ...
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Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

This was an interesting one! Now, if a user has a vote (deleted or not) of the same type (Delete or Undelete) on a post, they won't be able to vote that same type again. In other words: If a user ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Make downvote criteria the same as upvotes. Downvotes are not worse or any less important than upvotes. On the contrary, with the current system, downvotes are more important than upvotes, as they can ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Reputation should not be gained from closed (non-duplicate) questions and their answers. A closed question means that it should not receive answers. If it has received answers nonetheless, then these ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

(This answer is primarily driven by my experience with Stack Overflow, and my understanding of the Stack Overflow tour page; but I have confidence that the same principles should apply more or less ...
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