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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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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