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Questions tagged [reputation]

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Suggestion: Capping points that can be earned for a single-word request

This may have been discussed before, but I didn't find anything relevant with the search function. I'll be happy to delete if someone directs me elsewhere. There's a limit to how much can be earned ...
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Shouldn't we lose 1 rep for downvoting questions?

Yeah... we should. Why not? I've been on a spree of downvoting off-topic and very low quality questions (LQQs), so I was expecting to see my reputation drop but it didn't. I also downvoted six ...
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Why does reputation increase by 1?

Normally, reputation increases by 10 if an answer gets 1 upvote, 15 if an answer is accepted, and 5 if a question gets 1 upvote. But on this website, reputation increases by 1 for some of my ...
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Why do I have so much increase in reputation all of a sudden?

(I have no idea where to post this, so if it’s off topic or anything, please let me know where to post it) So I posted a hand-made riddle on Puzzling yesterday (for which I got 20 upvotes:)). ...
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Why is my reputation getting smaller?

So I recently started to post questions on ELU. No prob there. Anyways, when I reached about 95 reputation, it started to shrink for some reason until it was about 83. I ignored it, as usual, and ...
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Is it because of insufficient reputations that “reopen” button under closed questions cannot be seen?

A new user with reputation less than 50 told me that she can see no "reopen" button under a particular closed question. Is it because of insufficient reputations that "reopen" button under closed ...
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Why upvotes for questions in this meta site not added to reputation?

I observed that up votes for questions in English Meta site are not added to the poster's reputation. Is there no separate reputation for meta sites other than the main meta site for the stack ...
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Why doesn't the reputation increase for upvotes on comments?

Comments add a lot of value to the questions being asked or even to the answers. For example, comments can point out mistakes in the question or give deep insights about the topics concerned! Is there ...
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Why would an answer receive less than +10 reputation from an upvote?

Can anyone let me know why an upvote on an answer would yield +4 reputation, rather than the usual +10? This seems to have occurred for one of my answers. I am not concerned about it, I was just ...
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What is the purpose of reputation on ELU?

Recently, it seems to be de rigueur to say that reputation is not important. To a certain extent, I agree. I have a long list of things to worry about and work on, and my rep on ELU isn't high on ...
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If you give a bounty, can you earn it back without counting toward the daily rep limit?

I know that the 15 reputation given for answers isn't subject to the daily 200 limit on reputation. I also know that if you have maxed out reputation for the day, and then you lose reputation by ...
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What is the dividing line between a low-rep user and a high-rep user in negating/not negating upvotes when his account is closed?

A high-rep user recently closed his account, with no effect on my rep. (I am sorry to see him go.) I know that he gave me at least several upvotes and at least one acceptance. When low-rep users ...
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Any way of filtering questions by user rep? If not, why not?

The site has so many poor questions on front page that it's becoming tiresome. Is there a way to filter the question only from users above a certain amount of rep? (say 1500.) I'm not asking to stop ...
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I have deleted my downvoted questions and answers, but there's no change in my reputation

I was just wondering why my reputation hasn't changed after I deleted two downvoted answers and one downvoted question.
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Does deleting former posts add reputation?

I was disappointed to discover that my rep. had fallen from 11 down to 5. I'd appreciate if someone could help me out, thanks :)
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Why could a 2 reputation user complete a review exercise?

On the 9th of October 2016, I noticed that a user with only two reputation with practically no prior question/answer history had completed a review activity on review. I don't intend to accuse the ...
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How do I gain reputation so I can participate more?

How do I gain reputation, I only have one, and to make more you need to vote on people's answers, but I only have 1 reputation and I need 15 to do so, and to answer some ones question, but you need 50 ...
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Ways to improve reputation that aren't asking or answering? [duplicate]

I would like to have two more reputation points (I have 48 reputation points now) so I can comment on other people's posts here as I need 50 reputation points in order to comment everywhere. But, I ...
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Deleting answers with a positive rep balance

The related question: What do you call all the pieces of a song minus the lyrics My answer was: Basically, I'd go for 'Music'. But I might be wrong, but I might be right? (the second sentence is ...
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Reputation is not being updated [duplicate]

This question got me 11 up votes but the reputation was not added. What can be the issue?
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Why did I get downvotes on my answer, while a similar late answer got upvotes?

I'm referring to this question: What was this optical apparatus called? (It was used for showing pictures.) In short, it asks for the name of a certain device as shown in the attached pictures: And ...
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Comment Everywhere at 49 Reputation bug?

So I think this may be a bug: I appear to have achieved the comment everywhere privilege with 49 reputation. Not a huge problem, but a curiosity... Do I report this or something?
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I just lost 15 in one go – a fine?

This morning I was deducted 15 points in one go. Now 15 is not a multiple of 2, and in any case the rep level at the question itself seems unaffected. So is this some kind of swingeing great FINE, in ...
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How do users with huge reputations acquire them?

Not a very edifying or dignified question, but I'm curious: do they spend every waking hour on ELU, painstakingly earning 10 points here and 15 points there? Or do they just strike lucky with an ...
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My reputation has dropped 400 points all of a sudden. Can anyone tell me why?

Yesterday evening (GMT) my reputation dropped from 6650 to 6218 all of a sudden. Why?
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Are there badges or extra reputation points awarded for milestone answers?

Is there or will there be a special award, badge, or event for site-wide milestone answers, comments, or questions? For example, the person who has the 100,000th accepted answer to an ELU ...
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The 200 daily limit isn't limiting me

This is my profile: I have 839 rep. My graph has the following: 101, 12, 217 (1 accept), 277 (5 accepts), 230 (2 upvotes): 101+12+217+277+230 = 838 so not only is it off by 1 (I remember seeing +7 ...
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+2 at a rep cost

Sometimes I like an item so much that I would be willing to give it more exposure with extra upvotes as the expense of personal reputation points (SE currency). Has such a feature ever been ...
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Why are some upvotes missing? [duplicate]

I answered some questions and i can see that others have up voted my answer but I don't see any points added to my reputation and the total reputation points are the same! I took a picture of it. Do ...
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Why reducing rep for downvoting item one had previously upvoted?

I upvoted an answer to a question, and after a few seconds realized I had upvoted the wrong answer, so I hit the downvote button to put it back the way it was. After moving on to another question I ...
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“You've gained the privilege” notification without actually gaining the privilege - bug?

I currently have 6 rep, and just got notifications for ELU saying, "Congrats, you've gained the privilege - ..." for things like remove new user restrictions (requires 10), vote up (15), and talk in ...
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Where do the points go?

I asked a question on meta.english and I got 2 upvotes for it, but I wonder what happens to those points. See, I'm used to sites like stackoverflow and meta.stackoverflow, where if you get an upvote ...
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Reopen question

Please, reopen question on "regionism". I improved it. Professor Katie Wales, Chair of Modern English Language, School of English, University of Leeds invented the word. "The media regularly and ...
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How do we get -840 reputation in a day?

Today, I noticed a -840 reputation in my reputation list. It lists the reputation change as below: -75 04:25 removed User was removed -77 04:25 removed User was removed -228 ...
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Does flagging ever affect anyone's rep?

The title sums up my question nicely: does flagging ever affect anyone's rep? More specifically, if I flag a post as anything will the flagged user lose reputation at all? I know some flags, such as ...
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Reputation limit [duplicate]

Is there a limit on the reputation one can build in a single day? I had added on 209 reputation, and the next up-vote gave me 6 points. None of the up-votes after that contributed.
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Why has my rep not increased?

I have 7 and 19 votes from "Man" is to "womanizer" as "woman" is to what? and Polite alternatives to "as soon as possible" respectively, but my points have ...
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What does “-10 User was removed” mean?

When I rollover my user name at the top of the main page, the first rep item listed is -10 User was removed It is not highlighted in red, so it doesn't link me to anything specific. I can't ...
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Reputation required to “create tags” vs. “retag questions”

On Stack Overflow , the reputation required to gain the "retag questions" privilege is less than the reputation required for the "create tags" privilege; on EL&U, it's the other way around. What'...
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Missing Rep and Edit Privilege — Lost & Not Found

Yesterday I crossed the 2,000 rep point and was notified that I have therefore earned the privilege of editing posts without the need for peer review. Now I find the rep is 1,893 after having ...
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How can you earn more than 200 reputation in a day?

I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I know that the FAQ states a user is only able to earn 200 reputation per day. However, some users receive slightly more on some days, as evidenced by their ...
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Rep loss for unanswering

It seems that this answer lost rep when the OP decided it was not the correct answer after all. Fine, except that according to the history, he never accepted it in the first place... I thought there ...
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About Suspension

I saw someone's profile with "This account is temporarily suspended for rule violations. The suspension period ends on Sep 20 '14 at 12:21." However, it seems as though the person has been active ...
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Why does the drop-down menu show a reputation difference of 2 points?

In the past days, I noticed that the drop-down menu shows a reputation gain for the day that is different from what reported in the reputation page for that day. For example, today the drop-down menu ...
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Is it a flaw that you can still downvote with effect on the reputation when the question was closed already?

Yesterday I asked a question which was downvoted and subsequently closed - Fair enough: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/38379/difference-between-classic-classical-and-classy. What is not ...
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Is there a way I can view the sum of my theoretical meta rep?

I know I can do a query, but that only updates every month or so, and right now it's stuck at 70, which doesn't help. I could also do the math, looking at this page (133 total), but that could ...
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How do I add a comment?

I have seen people add a comment but I can't see that link anywhere in my questions. Is there a need for a certain amount of reputation to comment?
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Why do people need more reputation for EL&U for the same privileges than on some other SE sites?

For instance, my 500+ reputation would allow me to cast close and open votes on a number of Stackexchange sites. Here, it requires 3000. Why is that?
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The user drop down menu shows a wrong reputation change

My drop down menu shows a change in my reputation of +1, but when click on the reputation link, the page I am taken to shows a different reputation change. The last reputation change is from ...
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On the main site, upvotes aren't giving a reputation change

I apologize for the small picture. There are some of my answers that have been up/down-voted (more up than down), but there is no "+#" next to my two most recent posts. One has 4 upvotes, the other ...