Questions tagged [reputation]

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

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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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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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Reputation cost of downvoting

Why does downvoting an answer costs 2 reputation points while doing the same on a question not?
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Why I gained 245 reputation points today?

If reputation points are capped at 200 per day, why I gained 245 today? https://superuser.com/users/170331/sekhemty?tab=reputation
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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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Question and suggestion on Votes and Rep

I am curious about voting or maybe the lack there of. I am an enthusiast, no expert, but I love computers and love seeing the problems and solutions in the Stack Exchange. I learn something new ...
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Is it possible to receive rep awarded from bounty after hitting mortarboard on the same day?

I came pretty close to this situation not long ago, except I received my mortarboard as result of getting a bounty. Also, I have received a mortarboard from a good question without receiving bounty ...
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Super User is not displaying my correct reputation?

My stats as seen on stackoverflow Super User 98 rep 5 Stack Overflow 90 rep 10 Programmers 1 rep 2 stats as seen on SuperUser Super User 98 rep 5 Stack Overflow 80 rep 10 ...
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How do I have 199 reputation on Meta if I haven't asked questions on here before?

I haven't asked a question on here before, but yet my meta reputation is 199. How?
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Why do we start off with one rep?

Shouldn't users start with zero rep? Shouldn't every single point be earned? What is the reasoning behind starting off every user with a little rep, then making sure that they can't ever go below ...
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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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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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Buying reputation points

Is it possible to buy reputation on stack overflow? It seems that the people do answer more efficiently if bounty is offered :)
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Does the bonus rep for associating accounts across different SE sites go against daily rep cap?

Does the +100 bonus rep for associating accounts across different Stack Exchange sites go against the +200 daily rep count?
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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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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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Re-Calc Lowerd Rep, Then Activity Raised it, Got Max 200, Then Today Back Down

I was somewhat shocked yesterday when the re-calc dropped my rep down ~250 or so (on SU)... OK, fine. I read the info and started doing my business. I hit the max cap of 200 yesterday, after the re-...
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Has anyone seen a reputation jitter on Superuser lately?

For the last three days I find that my reputation is increased to nearly its daily cap sometime around mid-day. But, later this gets rolled back. Looking at my rep history for the day when this ...
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What does it take to gain reputation on superuser.com?

I've asked a couple of questions. I've answered a couple. But my rep is still at 1. What gives? I'd like to start commenting and up voting. And why doesn't rep span all the sites?
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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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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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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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Where does a users rep on meta.superuser.com come from? [duplicate]

It's not associated with any other stackexchange account and my current rep doesn't match what it should be given my history.
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How does rep carry over from Super User to Meta Super User?

I do not quite understand how this works. My Meta user here has 509 rep, and my main user has 513 rep. Why is there that difference? It would seem to me that, since I have not answered/asked any ...
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Reputation summary badge is not calculated correctly

The "badge" number appearing next to the "reputation" tab title on a user's profile is not calculated correctly. It ignores the removed category of reputation gains and losses. From May 6, 25 ...
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Inconsistent reputation history for days without reputation changes

My recent SU reputation history: There is an entry for Jan 3, on which There were no net reputation changes on this day. No posts are listed for this day. There is no entry for Dec 29. It is unclear ...
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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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Reputation transaction history is incomplete (missing today’s paired transactions)

This answer, which I posted 2012–12–11 21:27:14Z, got accepted and unaccepted within the following 26 hours.  The following screen shots were taken 2012–12–12, approximately 16:40Z and 22:40Z:        ...
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Reputation vs. value

There was recently a question about why people lose abilities when paying a bounty. I'd like to ask a related question. My Super User reputation score is 2,576 (as of this writing). I have answered ...
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Wouldn't it be better to reverse the reputation used by superuser.com?

Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful ...
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Make superuser an aggregate of SO and SF Reputation

Can superuser's reputation be synchronized between the sum of SO, SF plus any SU rep? Just an idea.
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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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Unclear flag policy for low-reputation users

I've been notified by a mod at Android Enthusiasts of my abuse of the flag system. I'm sorry, but we're not going to keep converting [your non-answers] to comments for you. Earn 50 rep and you ...
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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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Serial Upvoting reversed

I just had 110 rep removed from me today, for "Serial Upvoting Reversed". I assume a spammer was upvoting just to make me upset tonight? My meta rep is still higher then my site rep, but I'm sure that ...
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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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Possible bug with dropdown user menu

I noticed a discrepancy with the way the pulldown menu (I don't know what it's officially called, the sub-window that appears when you mouse-over your name at the top) displays reputation changes, and ...
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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?