I was under the impression that upvotes on an answer would yield reputation; However, I have noticed that I have received two upvotes on an answer, but I did not receive reputation. Also, I noticed that in another answer that I provided I did receive reputation from upvoting, but did not receive additional reputation after a certain amount of upvotes.

Is there a certain window of time from when the question was posted to receive reputation from upvotes, or does one only receive reputation before a certain amount of upvotes?

I have viewed other responses that seemed to yield quite a bit of rep from upvotes on SO. This is the reason I am confused. I have perused the FAQ and related posts, but I have not found the answer to my question. Clarification on how upvoting generates reputation would be greatly appreciated.


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The only answer on your Super User account was on a question which got migrated to Meta. Since your answer was deleted and migrated you lost rep on that answer.

  • thanks, is there a reason that my post on community promotional ads did not receive rep. How does reputation work states that upvotes give +5. Commented May 9, 2012 at 15:45
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    Here on Meta, you don't get any reputation, it's just inherited from the main site. @sha
    – slhck
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 15:46
  • I would think that I would have 1 reputation here then if it was inherited from the main site. Commented May 9, 2012 at 15:55
  • @ShaneKelsey the rep takes some time to sync
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 16:24

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