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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

Cause people who have earned a privilege have shown some ability to understand how things work. People with lower rep have not yet. SE fundamentally runs as a meritocracy
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

You posted an answer recommending a website which has been previously spammed by multiple users. Apart from that your answer: Check that your F2 and F4 keys work!! does not actually answer the ...
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Migrated Posts gets downvote cleared but reputation not restored?

It is normal. The original question (now a migration stub) is still here. While the question exists here it has a downvote on it. That downvote counts. Downvotes on questions do not get migrated, ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Reputation is not updated

I have some approved edits, which should increase my reputation. The reputation from approved edits is capped at 1000: You gain reputation when: ... suggested edit is accepted: +2 (up ...
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Allow rep from ALL Stack-Exchanges sites to be considered for rep-required functions

Might it be useful to somehow consider other Stack-Exchange sub-site rep when determining restrictions? It kind of is already. Once any of your accounts on the Stack* network reach 200 rep, the other ...
Karu's user avatar
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Where is Hall of Fame of this site?

You'll find them on the Stack Exchange website https://stackexchange.com/leagues Site specific stuff (edits/votes etc) can be found on the /users route. Ex: https://superuser.com/users
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How can someone have only 1 reputation?

User that have been suspended by moderators will have their reputation set to 1 for the duration of a suspension. Alternatively the user could have given away all their reputation on bounties.
Mokubai's user avatar
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So, we "have nots" can't give 5 reputation bounty to some one as a thank you?

I wanted to say thank you to him, so I thought to give 5 points bounty to him. A bounty isn't intended as a way to say "thank you" for an answer. So the bounty system is designed to prevent small ...
Ramhound's user avatar
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So, we "have nots" can't give 5 reputation bounty to some one as a thank you?

A single up vote on an answer is worth 10 reputation to the receiver, and on a question it is worth 5 reputation. Giving an up vote is completely free to you, and is more of a bonus than a single ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I don't think the collection of fake internet points is the main driver here. A lot of questions with reasonably good answers are abandoned without being accepted, regardless if a bounty is set or ...
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A removed user and their correlated Q&A Votes

Yes, when a user is removed without their votes being retained, the votes are nullified, hence your rep change. (If the votes were to be kept, the Community user would take ownership of them.) ...
Ben N's user avatar
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How can i get reputation if i am not permitted to answer and participate in superuser network?

They say I need firstly to reach 50 reputation points 50 rep is required to comment not to answer questions. You can always answer questions (as long as you haven't been answer banned for poor ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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Upvotes not counted

“I see many upvotes not counted, only 35 are considered.” You have been repcapped: You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day from the combination of upvotes, downvotes and suggested edits. ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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Can't answer a highly active question even though I meet the reputation requirement

From the FAQ: Who can answer a protected question? Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check2, so users ...
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

I've undeleted the question tho I would leave it to the community to decide if it should be on hold. That said, it's an unexceptional question, bordering on terrible, with exceptional answers. It ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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"This looks like spam"

A proven solution to having your question blocked by spam filter is: make a post on meta and have meta regulars help you. However, if you don't have enough reputation to do that, you can do the ...
Dragomok's user avatar
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Make badges be worth reputation

Most badges reward behavior that's not directly reflected in the reputation system. Reputation points are gained by contributing via posts (mostly by creating posts, but sometimes by editing them), ...
Ben N's user avatar
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

You have asked a total of 14 questions on this site, of which only 6 have remained open or not been deleted. Many of your deleted questions were downvoted, ignored or otherwise off-topic Your current ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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How can i get reputation if i am not permitted to answer and participate in superuser network?

Note that you may have encountered a protected question. Some questions that have been observed to attract multiple poor answers by very new users can be protected, either automatically or by a >15K ...
Ben N's user avatar
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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 ...
Ramhound's user avatar
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How was the guy granted 1k+ rep?

Looks like an account merge with a much older account. I'm too sleepy to actually do more digging, but the rep seems to be from an old question from waaaaaay back, deleted but around enough to keep ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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What reputation is required for tag edits without approval?

No, 5,000 reputation gives you the privilege to approve tag wiki edits. Users like me won't see those edits in the Suggested Edits review queue. What you're thinking of comes with 20,000 reputation; a ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

First, decide what is the "problem": The answer will not work for current version of OS or application (but still the same Windows 7, or same Windows 10) The ideal solution is to edit the answer and ...
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Make badges be worth reputation

This is a bad idea. Reputation is a measure of how much you help people who have problems, be they regular community members or new users who are getting their bearings. Badges are used by the ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

This specific question has been undeleted and the particulars addressed in answers by the two moderators involved. But the issue seems to come up periodically, so let me post my two cents about the ...
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Why did I earn reputation because of a tag?

It says: "Reputation gained on this tag..." when I hover over the tag "user-account" listed in my Reputation Tab. I presume you are talking about hovering here? Your top tag is user-accounts so ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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Why did I earn reputation because of a tag?

I think you're talking about this thing in the Reputation section of the Activity page (I'm mousing over the +213): Just participating in the tag didn't give you rep; it's telling you how much rep ...
Ben N's user avatar
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How did I exceed the reputation cap today from only upvotes?

Apparently you downvoted another answer, or had something else happened that made you lose 1 reputation. This "gap" is filled by a later upvote on your answer.
iBug's user avatar
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

Welcome! This question (and related ones) come up quite often, so detailed answers have been documented on Meta Stack Exchange: Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? How does ...
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