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This feature can easily be abused to inaccurately boost the display quality of posts. I mean, if it were like you suggested where users can upvote a post once a year, 10 years = 10 upvotes... per voter, a score that is considered high even for a 10 year old post. I think, if you don't feel that a bounty is worth rewarding on a post that helped you multiple ...


That's where bounties are for. One of the stock reasons for posting a bounty: Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.


You ask to disregard the beta sites, but there lies the answer, it's about how many have how much reputation; for the users to be able to assist in moderation, instead of leaving it to a drive-by CM or appointed moderator to handle everything that no one has permission to do. On older (and busier) sites there's enough traffic from people who have enough ...


Because it turned out that leaving the privilege at the default level caused problems. There were too many tags created wrongly; the site complained, and the Community Team adjusted the privilege levels. For an example, see this post on Mathematics Meta: Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher? So why does each site have milestones different to ...

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