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

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Do not take away earned privileges

So I guess this has probably been discussed before on other meta SE sites, sorry if I re-ignite an old and long-decided discussion here. The thing is, I'm not a very active user on SU, more on SO. I ...
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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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Why don't people upvote when browsing the site?

I've been on the StackExchange boards for quite some time now and it seems that people don't upvote other's answers anymore when browsing the site. At least from my experience. Let's take this ...
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Users with less than 50 reputation and "answers"

Here's the deal-io: users under 50 reputation cannot comment everywhere, they can only comment on their own answers and questions. If you are one of these users and you really need to say something on ...
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Doesn't limiting voting points to 200 potentially discourage activity?

Doesn't limiting voting points to 200 potentially discourage activity by your most active members? I have enjoyed answering questions lately, and I would by lying if I did not say that I didn't have ...
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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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Does having edit privileges allow me to approve edits from others?

Pre-2000 reputation - Every time I edited a post I needed to await attention before it could be approved. I 100% agree with this rule. Post-2000 reputation - I can edit any post without waiting for ...
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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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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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Will awarding bounties remove privileges?

If I award a bounty, and my rep therefore goes lower, do I lose the privileges I've earned? For example, if I was just at 1001 Rep, and put up a bounty for 50 Rep and awarded it, do I lose my ...
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Is it possible to have 0 rep?

Can you have 0 rep? If not, what am I going to do with all these counting from 0 jokes I found under my bed?
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How does one get 996 reputation points with no questions and no answers recorded?

Or, why is my Meta reputation being accounted for so ... weirdly? Did something break?
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Why is my reputation on SU/meta.SU different from the one in SO/meta.SO?

I've been here for quite some time, but I haven't really yet understood the following situation: A few weeks ago, I had ~2000 rep on SU, maybe a bit more When I then visited meta.SU, I received ...
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Make editing tag wikis more available to experienced users

Currently, tag wikis have very stringent requirements for editing: Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this ...
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What happened with some users reputation today? [closed]

Today something weird happened to my account, I got 4 downvotes on questions in less than 2 minutes. I thought it had just happened to me, but, when requesting for moderator help on chat, I saw that ...
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Why did I lose 1 reputation?

Is the reputation on superuser working properly ? My reputation just decreased from 101 to 100, without any adverse activity.
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SO user new to SU starting with 101 reputation?

Out of curiosity - how can a user start out with a rep of 101 on SU? I'm looking at the profile of Merlin and even though he has no activity visible to me (no votes anyhow), he seems to have started ...
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Why does the Chat show so much reputation?

I wish that I had 5.9k rep, but I dont, not even combined... (and the badge count only has my superuser badges, not even meta). What does the 5.9k mean?
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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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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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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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What could be the reason of a negative reputation?

This question on su got -100 reputation and I don't know why. In its revision history "Community" named user (I think it is a robot :) ) deleted and locked the question. Maybe this is the reason but ...
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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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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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Lost reputation, but can't figure why

Yesterday I lost 10 rep. I can't figure why. -3 yesterday -------------- +5 10:46 upvote How does formatting works with a PowerShell function that returns a set of elements? +2 09:41 ...
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What is the thinking behind the daily reputation cap?

What is the thinking behind the daily reputation cap? What harm is thus prevented? If my answer gets 20 upvotes today and 20 tomorrow, why is that twice as good as getting 40 upvotes today?
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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 Leagues ignore daily reputation cap and reputation loss due to deletion

The reputation leagues seem to ignore reputation loss due to post deletion. The reputation earned for the same post is counted though, in fact, it seems to ignore reputation capping. Oliver has an ...
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/privileges/trusted-user does not explain the additional privileges [closed]

/privileges/trusted-user does not explain how to best apply the delete answers privilege. Here's a little comparison. First, I quote access to moderator tools privileges explanation for deleting ...
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Should my rep be combined?

I was just wondering if the reputation from both my Super User and Stack Overflow accounts should be combined? On one of them I have 600~ and on the other I have 100. Are they supposed to be ...
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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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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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Is it possible to give reputation points to another user?

I was in the process of editing what was a good and eventually accepted suggestion when it was deleted for being just a link. That was why I was editing it, because it was the right link it just ...
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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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Users with less than 2k rep cannot edit meta posts

I've edited a number of posts this week, using suggested edits because I don't have 2k on SU yet. It just occurred to me that MSU might also have some posts in need of cleanup, so I came by to check. ...
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I can't post pictures because I'm a newcomer?

I can't post any pictures because I'm a newcomer. It says that I need at least 10 reputation to do so. How can I fix this?
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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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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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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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Do comment upvotes affect your rep?

When your comment is upvoted, does it increase your reputation or does it not have any effect on it?
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How do I gain reputation in SuperUser if my questions never get answered?

I am trying to become an active user in this community, but the question I have asked has become a tumbleweed, and I don't have enough reputation to upvote any answers to other questions. Looking ...
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If I have 580 REP, shouldn't I be 58% on my way to viewing vote counts?

Just look at this: . I did the math, 580 = .58 of 1000. I also refreshed the page, clicked on "view vote counts...." I haven't received any rep for a while... Is it an update issue?
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If I delete an old valid or closed post, will I lose the reputation gained from it?

If I delete an old valid or closed post (including question and answers), will I lose the reputation gained from it?
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Reputation not being credited to SU account on some questions migrated from SF even though SF rep lost

I've noticed that some questions that have been answered on ServerFault that eventually get migrated to SuperUser are not crediting me with the reputation that I gained on ServerFault, even though I ...
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I lost 2 reputation, but there's no reason given... Why?

Why does it show that? I don't believe that I posted or did anything on that day, so I should not have lost any reputation.
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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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Why did I lose 1 rep after downvoting?

I notice that when downvoting an answer, it says to leave a comment. I -already- left a comment before downvoting. So I don't. I then drop a point in rep. I imagine that if i'd left a comment after ...
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Why isn't reputation passed between Stack Exchange sites?

I don't understand it, why do we have to make our reputation separately on Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User even if the accounts are linked?
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Someone caused me to lose reputation with excessive voting on my questions

It is 14:24 here. When I was last on Superuser around 10 hours ago, my reputation was 9147 but now it is 8788. The problem is, yesterday some person gave me votes on my questions excessively and when ...
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/reputation for other users

I know about the superuser.com/reputation feature, but is there a native version of this feature I can use to do the same check on other users?
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