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

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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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Why did I receive a "serial voting was reversed" correction? [closed]

I read the resource here, but I don't believe my voting activity aligns with the described behavior: EDIT: attached additional screenshot.
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What reputation is required for tag edits without approval?

I thought tag edits can be done with 5000 reputation. Am I mistaken? My edit is still waiting for an approval.
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How was the guy granted 1k+ rep?

This guy has 1031 rep. 1 answer of score 0. 1 badge. Member for 3 days. How?
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I don't understand the reputation limit

I love SuperUser.com and I am on it all the time, I do not do it for the reputation but it is a very nice bonus for helping people, that being said - it confuses the heck out of me! I understand that ...
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Can't answer a highly active question even though I meet the reputation requirement

I seem to have found either a bug or an outdated message as can be seen in the below screenshot for me on this question: Google Chrome Dictionary Location Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation ...
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Reputation is not updated

I have some daily records of approved edits, which should continuously increase the reputation. Suggestions as of 18th January: However, the last successful reputation update was 3 days back: I ...
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Upvotes not counted

On July the 7th I gave a well received answer, at this time 85 upvotes but when I look at my reputation I see many upvotes not counted, only 35 are considered. Here is a capture of my reputation page:...
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Where is Hall of Fame of this site?

Where is Hall of Fame of this site and of the entire group of 174 sites? Hall of Fame, showing things like who are top 10 or 100 highest rep members, who all have most badges, who all crossed rep or ...
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Why not make it a level playing field? Downvotes of 125+ rep persons on 125- rep persons should not be recorded [closed]

So, downvotes of persons with <75 (or is it <125) reps are not recorded. May I know Why of this yet another discriminatory rule? Do less reps take away any fundamental rights of a person ...
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So, we "have nots" can't give 5 reputation bounty to some one as a thank you?

yesterday, one person gave answer in great details to one of my question and that made several things clear to me and satisfied. I wanted to say thank you to him, so I thought to give 5 points bounty ...
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How can someone have only 1 reputation?

I found a user with only one reputation even though he had answered previous questions and seemed to have quite an activity on superuser. is it a hack, a bug or a possible superuser policy/ban? (I ...
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How did I exceed the reputation cap today from only upvotes?

Today, I received +201 reputation from only upvotes, exceeding the daily reputation limit of +200. This shouldn't be possible according to Help Center » Reputation & Moderation » What is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rep-mining / Using the site as a blog

I’ve noticed recently that numerous users (including high-rep users and even moderators) have been posting generic, hypothetical questions, followed immediately by an answer and accepting it. I don’t ...
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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't 'mark favorite' give the same reputation as an up vote? Or even more?

I suggest that marking a question as favorite should give at least as much reputation to the writer than upvoting the question... After all, if the user intends to come back to the question later, it ...
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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 After ...
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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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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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Can someone explain how I got +2 rep points for editing this question

Can someone explain how I got +2 rep points for editing this question: Excel Document Size is at 0KB, can't be opened This is someone else's question. I did not post an answer to the ...
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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 ...