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How do you use Super User and Stack Overflow?

Thanks for your interest in participating! The reputation system can be a little bit confusing at first, but rest assured - it's not that we think you aren't cool. Start out by taking the tour. It ...
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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
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Why don't up-votes on comments give reputation?

Comments serve an auxiliary function; they exist to support the all-important questions and answers. The goal is not to generate more comments, but better Q&A. As such, you should assume that ...
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Reputation point system is ridiculous

The reputation point system is really designed to ease people into learning to use the site effectively and eventually metamoderation tasks. While it shouldn't be punitive in theory, sometimes it is - ...
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Somebody wants to buy my account on SuperUser.com

ooh. This is a strange one. IANAL but I suppose the terms of service would be the thing to look at here. I don't see anything explicitly talking about transferring an account but Subscriber is ...
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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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Somebody wants to buy my account on SuperUser.com

Given that: You login into Super User (and by extension the wider Stack Exchange network) via 3rd party authorisation tools Your Super User account is linked to other accounts you may have on 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, ...
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Downvoting questions and answers

Your answer does not explain anything; it's just two sentences. There's more valuable information in the comments to your answer than in the post itself. By all means, I see no reason it should not ...
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8 votes

Raise the minimum rep needed to create new tags

Before doing this, I like to look at what might have been lost. The following 133 tags have been created by users with < 1500 reputation at the time of creation during the past 365 days and are ...
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8 votes
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Protection not considering Association Bonus

This behaviour is by design. The idea is that a user is not considered to have enough experience with the topic of the site, so only rep earned on the site is counted: Why is the Association Bonus ...
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Questions from new user / non serious users

Let's clarify something: this is a free Q&A site where everyone participating—and mostly those who answer questions—volunteers their time to help others. It's the actual process of doing so that ...
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Why have I lost reputation?

You answered this question but it has since been migrated to Webapps as it is off topic for Super User. Your answer on this site was deleted in the process, and the reputation for it (35 points) ...
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Why do I lose reputation for questions that I accept as duplicate?

You don't lose reputation for posting a question that ended up being closed as a duplicate. That doesn't happen. What happens is other users may have seen your question and decided that yes, a ...
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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 ...
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Effect of downvote on reputation

Your idea is based on a false premise. The key is that the metric of reputation conflates, by design, answer-writing ability and technical knowledge. By extension, your statement that "we can expect ...
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Would You IT Managers Out There Consider SU Rep Points Valid Resumè Candy?

Personally, even though I spend a lot of time on SU, I wouldn't consider "rep" to be the best thing. Why? Cause it shows how much "spare time" one person has. Lots of answers are easy enough to Google,...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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Downvoting questions and answers

Your answer is woefully short considering the scope of the question asked and is borderline wrong. I did not down vote it, but I was very close as it only barely answered the question. All computers ...
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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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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 ...
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voting up without reputation

That's Meta... The reputation is just copied from the mainsite... From the What's Meta? help page: If you have an account on Super User, you have an account on its meta site. You do not need to ...
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New OPs answering their own questions

Here's what I do: Leave a comment on the question. The OP is notified automatically, and you can @name one additional commenter to notify. Usually I say something like this: Hi <name>, good to ...
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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 ...
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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.) ...
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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. ...
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