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Questions tagged [reputation]

Questions regarding reputation, see also [voting] and [privileges]

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How did a user with no actions and only 101 rep get the Mortarboard badge?

According to this page, on Jul 19 '12 at 23:44 Tim Stone was awarded the Mortarboard badge which is defined as: Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day. How did he earn ...
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I see too many posts with bounties being abandoned on our site. Bounties are an efficient attention-getter device which does well to attract answers to the post. If the post is abandoned, this seems ...
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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A removed user and their correlated Q&A Votes

Okay, so I noticed a -10 a few hours earlier and did some reading up on it and everything makes sense and seems pretty clear with regard to what happened, why it affected my rep, etc. What I saw ...
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discussion in number of views and tags

I have a question about my Super User post: SNMP : I HAVE 2 community name? I post this question from three deys , and until now the views number it's just 12 views so how we can increase the number ...
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

I understand that users with less than 50 reputation can't comment, but sometimes answers from such low-reputation users get converted to comments by moderators, so it's possible that such comments ...
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Migrated Posts gets downvote cleared but reputation not restored?

I posted a slightly off-topic post in Super User, got downvoted, then admin migrated my post to Stack Overflow, although the downvote has been cleared, but my deducted reputation wasn't restored. is ...
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How can i get reputation if i am not permitted to answer and participate in superuser network?

I have a problem with the Super User (and Stack Exchange) account limitation system. Currently I am not allowed to answer in any question. They say I need to reach 50 reputation points. The problem ...
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Make badges be worth reputation

I don't know if this has ever been part of the site and then deleted or what, but I think that badges should be worth something, preferrably reputation or maybe something new. I know that some new ...
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“This looks like spam”

I have a complex issue. It is a rare issue and has been plaguing me for several years. Therefore, it needs explaining. Therefore, it's long - 7237 characters produced over two hours of constant ...
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

Yesterday, I have asked a question Difference between `Tracert` and `Traceroute` that was treading. But, I am unable to ask more queries since "You have reached your question limit", before my above ...
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

A question about electrostatic discharge that I had answered was removed today, and with it I lost 592 reputation. The question is available via cache. I don't agree with the rationale for closing it ...
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Why did I earn reputation because of a tag?

I've been reading all over the site to find the answer but can't find it. I don't see what I did to earn it, but thanks anyhow! It says: "Reputation gained on this tag..." when I hover over the tag "...
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Allow rep from ALL Stack-Exchanges sites to be considered for rep-required functions [duplicate]

For what it's worth - my question is absolutely NOT a duplicate of the 'hypocritical' one linked above.. though it is similar. I wasn't asking WHY Rep is independent between SE sub-sites (it's ...
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No more reps for editing posts after 2000 reps?

Before reaching 2000 reps, I was awarded +2 reps for every successful (approved) edit. Now, having crossed the 2K limit the system allows me to edit questions and answers without requiring the review ...
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What is wrong in my reputation calculation?

See my reputation history first: So, the reputation calculation is: Cause Reputation Increase ------------------- ------------------- 1. Basic reputation ...
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Why don't up-votes on comments give reputation?

I've recently seen a few up-votes on my comments on some answers/posts/questions. However, I've noticed that I never received any reputation from them. Why is it that we don't receive reputation from ...
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How to ask better questions and give better answers

Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input without someone having a problem with it and it’s getting on my nerves. To me, they all seem like great questions and answers, so I figured ...
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Somebody wants to buy my account on SuperUser.com

Somebody wrote me an email because he saw that my account-reputation on SU has risen much in the last month. He wants me to make an offer so he can buy it from me. I am not sure if this is a serious ...
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Should question owners be able to down vote on answers?

I have had a few questions with not so good answers. Could it be possible that question askers can down vote (or up vote) on answers to their questions, without rep requirements? Also, about up ...
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Why do I lose reputation for questions that I accept as duplicate?

I had a question and apparently it was a duplicate. So I decided to delete it but could not delete it since it had an answer. So I accepted it as duplicate. So now why do I lose rep for something I ...
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How do you use Super User and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have come across several questions/answers that I would like to vote up or contribute to. However, I am not cool enough with reputation points. Anyone know how you can be cool without asking ...
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Why have I lost reputation?

Ok I am running into a weird issue. Earlier I had 34 or so reputation. Now I have 1 rep. I oddly still have 34 rep on meta.superuser.com. from what I read at https://superuser.com/help/privileges/...
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Would You IT Managers Out There Consider SU Rep Points Valid Resumè Candy? [closed]

If you were hiring for an IT position and one of your applicants included his SuperUser Reputation score in his resumè or cover letter [in addition to/definitely not in lieu of an actual resumè, of ...
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voting up without reputation

I've been voted up 2 times in this question without getting any reputation. Why?
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can I get my rep back by deleting question?

I asked a question and got some vote downs now I know that I was wrong I wanna delete it, Will I get my rep back?
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A user can't add a comment on the answers of him own bounty, because it requires rep

I'm a frequent user on Stack Overflow** site, and very sporadic on Super User site. I've reached the +50 rep on Super User site, then I did a bounty because I need to solve a problem. Problem ...
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New OPs answering their own questions

Edit: Nevermind. This was a newbie question based on misunderstanding how the site works. Skip to the last edit at the bottom for clarification. Much of the time, new OPs leave a question, get a ...
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Effect of downvote on reputation

Should downvotes result into bigger reputation loss than -2 ? I believe that compared to +10 for an upvote, -2 is negligible and it would be fair to increase it. Also, since the community is ...
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Reputation point system is ridiculous

The reputation point system is useless. Why would i need reputation points to answer a question or to create a tag? People should have the freedom to use just about any tag they want and should be ...
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Questions from new user / non serious users

I have been actively answering "simple" questions on Excel with examples by uploading possible answers to file sharing sites (google drive). I somehow feel that there are too many non-serious new ...
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Downvoting questions and answers

It appears that some are upset about the reputation people earn. I have received several downvotes without any feedback, so I don't think there is a problem with my answer. This answer has received 2 ...
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Raise the minimum rep needed to create new tags

Super User has a tag problem. Due to many users who are not acquainted with the site barely reaching the rep threshold to create new tags, many such users misuse it, and that causes a problem as ...
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Reputation bug? (101+15+10=111?)

I just registered on SE superuser and noticed, that when my first answer got accepted+upvoted, my reputation was increased to 111. Where does that number come from? Forgive me if I am overlooking ...
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Reputation audit does not match reputation on site

My current reputation audit at Super User (/reputation) displays, as of this writing, a reputation of 10825, but the reputation shown on the site is 10775, a discrepancy of 50 points. Can someone ...
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Reputation change in the notification bar appears to be incorrect

We get notification for reputation changes like below. The problem is, it shows +1? When I open the link, it shows me +10. Assuming this was to save space or indicate how many updates/changes had ...
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Protection not considering Association Bonus

I'm not a very active member of SuperUser, but I have more than 100 reputation points because of the Association Bonus. I'm experiencing something weird... I want to answer a question that's been ...
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Why 1 rep users allowed to downvote?

There is a guy who lost it completely. He has 1 rep (seems it doesn't go any lower than 1). His last 'answers' on superuser are extremely offensive and do not add any value to the site. Why is he ...
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Typo in reputation recalc error message

Now that the reputation recalc feature has been removed, the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" button is gone from https://superuser.com/reputation, and attempts to use the original URL to get a recalc (...
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Why do high-reputation users tend to have lots of answers but very few or no questions, and am I asking too many questions for my reputation?

After looking through the user profiles of very high-reputation users, it seems that most such users have lots and lots of answers, but very few or even no questions at all. Why? On the other hand, ...
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Upvotes for most popular question does not add up correctly

The most popular question on superuser has about 1200 plus votes but the person who asked it only has 3151 points . Shouldnt he have around 1200*5 = 6000 plus points ???. The maths doesnt add up ...
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Lost rep but no record in the reputation log?

I seem to have lost 20 rep with no record as to why in the reputation log? Some days ago I was on 917 rep. The following screenshot showing 912 rep is from Google Cache dated 22 Dec 2013. Since this ...
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How does the Community user have 3 reputation here on Meta? [closed]

On most sites (including on main), the Community user's reputation is stuck at 1. However, if you look at the very instant that this question was posted, the Community user's reputation here is 3. I ...
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Does each Stack Exchange site keep its own reputation record for your profile?

I have a couple of Stack Exchange profiles, according to my various interests of course. I wonder, does each of these keep its own record of your reputation? For example, on Stack Overflow I have 11 ...
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Something not right in the voting system

I asked this question. I pressed submit, and immediately my question was upvoted, faster than the speed of light, if you are a moderator, I don't if you can check it, but the first vote took less ...
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Why did my reputation not increase?

Recently I answered this question. The votes didn't add to my reputation. In the answer you can see 23 upvotes, but I got only 210 reputation. I added screenshots for better clarification: Is this a ...
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Add / Show comment with less than 50 reputation

If a user has less than 50 reputation, it is known that they cannot comment on posts other than their own. I've been in a situtaion, (this applies to the wider stack exchange interface) where I have ...
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Why do migrated questions earn the poster -2 rep

I was looking at my reputation history and noticed this: It seems a bit unfair to lose rep for a migrated question. Now, I can understand this if you were to get, say, 10 migrated posts in a two week ...
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What should you do when you're not receiving any reputation for your answers?

I have posted several answers on Super User where my answers are the only ones posted for the questions, and they have never been accepted, nor have they been voted on. What should I do to ensure that ...
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Reputation cost of downvoting

Why does downvoting an answer costs 2 reputation points while doing the same on a question not?