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

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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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What happens to bounties when a question is moved to another Stack Exchange site?

Just wondering what happens to the reputation.
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can't post answer on community blocked question, have enough points

This is more of a bug report: No option to hibernate/shutdown in GNOME 3? text under the message says: protected by Community♦ Oct 22 at 14:12 This question is protected to prevent "thanks!",...
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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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Inconsistent handling of downvotes for reputation cap between site and /reputation page [closed]

From my reputation development yesterday, I believe there is an inconsistency between how the site treats downvote reputation loss, and how it's treated in /reputation. Because of migrated and ...
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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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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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Question downvote miscalculation?

I recently downvoted a poorly written question. The downvote was registered on the question, the change in reputation was documented on the user's page, the downvote count on my profile incremented, ...
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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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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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5 points on upvote?

I only got 5 points on superuser for an upvote. Any ideas? I haven't met my limit yet.
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What is the effect of down votes on a low-rep user?

If a user is new and receives down votes, they cannot get negative reputation (or even non-positive, i.e., 0) right? So if that user gets down votes, then earns reputation, does the loss of rep they ...
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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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When does the reputation cap timer reset?

When does reputation cap time reset? Does it reset at specific time of the day? Or is there no timer but instead, the 200 reputation cap with any give 24 hour period?
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Why I get different points from upvoted?

My answers on SuperUser get different points from upvoteds. One get 5 points and other one get 2 points. (no downvotes) Why is this happening?
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Reputation related badges exist and are attainable on MSU

Quoting any child meta site's /reputation: Reputation on this per-site meta is derived entirely from the main site; nothing to show. Which is consistent with what's shown as part of the user info: ...
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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 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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Rollback says “resetting any offensive votes”, but rolls back *all* votes. [closed]

The rollback button of a question says that it will reset any offensive votes, which presumably means down-votes. Yet, rolling back to an earlier revision seems to reset up-votes (and accompanying ...
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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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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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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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Rep history shows +25 points today, but total only incremented by 10

Today I received an upvote and best answer for an answer I posted 3 days ago. (link) However, my rep was only incremented by 10 points (from 1376 to 1386). Here's my rep history with the two ...
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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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Why aren't reputation points the same for Super User and Super User Meta?

Why aren't reputation points the same for Super User and Super User Meta? What is the reason for this difference?
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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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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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Real reputation cap showing wrong on my Recent activity page

I encountered a strange reputation cap behaviour on Super User. I got only 112 today, as reported on my recent activity page, but it has already given me the corresponding badge and stopped counting....
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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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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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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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Why do deleted questions remove the reputation?

On a question on SU, I noticed I lost 80 rep because a good question was deleted. Why do the good answerers suffer if a question gets deleted? Is the information not pertinent? I think it is, and so ...
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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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rep points not working?

My rep on superuser shows 101, yet I have 11 upvotes, should it not be 110? Is there a delay before it shows up? I have not noticed the same on SO or SF.
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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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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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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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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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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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When are you a high rep user?

Might be a silly question, but I'm wondering, when do you consider a user a high rep user? Has the user to be in the top 10?/50? or does he need 10000+ rep, etc. Just being curious...
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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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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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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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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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I have received 205 reputation points today

I check my reputation received today. It says I have received 205 points. I thought the cap was at 200 per day. Will it go back down to the cap sometime later or is this intended?
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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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Do association bonuses stack?

If a user gets 200 rep on one stack receives their bonus on a second stack and they then get 200 rep on a third stack, Does the user receive another rep bonus or does it only happen once?
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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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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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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 ...