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Questions tagged [reputation]

Question about user reputation

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Reputation requirement for a self answer?

I have a question on AskUbuntu which I managed to solve myself with some guidance from another user, He suggested that I self answer my question and provided this link as reference: https://askubuntu....
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Approved edits and reputation issue

I have faced an issue mentioned below. The number of approved edits are getting reduced. I do not understand how that is happening. My reputation is also getting reduced. However there are no down ...
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How did I get 35 reputation from 2 votes?

On https://askubuntu.com/a/1026404/711310, I got two upvotes and zero downvotes, but I gained 35 reputation from it. How did this happen?
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Why did I lose 2 points?

I lost 2 points for this: Script to change volume I could not find out why I lost 2 reputation points.
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How do I earn the student badge?

I do not understand this explanation of how to get to be a student. First question with a score of 1 or more Is there an online manual with this info?
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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts

I have seen that sometimes, users with a relatively high reputation get a large number of upvotes on simplest of the simplest answers. However, the answer will not have so much value that it shows a ...
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“Weighted” reputation gains

I have noticed that you can gain a lot of reputation if you are the first person to answer a quite simple question which concerns a large audience of mostly beginners. However on the other side a ...
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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?

Having edits appear immediately requires a certain reputation. However, most of the edits I suggest get approved. Wouldn't it be better to have this privilege be based on edit quality rather than ...
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

I was trying to find the correlation between downvoting and losing 1 rep for the downvote. If I understood correctly downvoting a post with a score ≥ 0 always takes away 1 reputation from me. But ...
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I know I'm good, but not that good

I'm editing and reediting my answer about $(ls *.txt) (I think it's bad) at this Question and have gotten 7 upvotes. However, on my User Summary page waltinator the question is shown with +78 points. ...
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Mystery missing 10 reputation [duplicate]

As you can all see in the screen shot below I apparently had 400 rep However when I went to the reputation tab on my profile page it says i have 390 rep nor is there any entry to show the reputatuon ...
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More than +200 reputation in a day: how is this allowed?

As you can see, I didn't receive any bounties but I still got more than 200 reputation! What does it mean? It has also happened to me before but I thought that was because I edited a lot of posts, ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

I'm aware that one can get "punished" for failing several review tests in a row, but where is the reward for passing these tests? Other than the satisfaction of helping the community of course... I ...
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Reputation reduced without any reason

Why has my reputation been reduced by 10 without any visible reason? I didn't post any answer or question that could have been downvoted. The reputation suddenly decreased from 643 to 633. I didn't ...
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2k “Review” access lost when reputation has fallen below 2k because of bounties

I had access to 2k reviews (Low Quality Posts, Suggested Edits) for at least 4 months. Yet, I gave some bounties away which reduced my reputation below 2k, effectively barring me from such reviews. ...
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How do questions in meta affect bans in main (or vice-versa)?

I have a question ban on the main site saying: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. So I go to help center and it tells me: How can ...
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Extra reputation option

Why can't there be an option, where if you have enough reputation, you can give a small number of reputation. (If the question is really good) Lets say 225 reputation would be the goal for this option....
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Does the reputation you get from meta transfer to normal ask ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just got the privilege to participate in meta, but if I get reputation points here, will that be added to my normal Ask Ubuntu reputation?
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

I can not find a clear answer to this anywhere. I have a question with a bounty. At the end of the 7-day period I set for the bounty, if there's no answers I've accepted and no answers have 2 or ...
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Reputation with editing “to be closed” questions

As an avid editor for the main site, I have taken quite a liking to the 2 rep I get for passing my time, however when I see a question that is off topic, and yet messy, like this one, I still feel the ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

When you are reviewing posts, you are faced with three options: Skip, I'm done (after some change), Nothing to review. Ideally, when you make a change like edit, flag, comment, or vote, the "I'm done"...
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Minor issue regarding reputation and badge

I should be on 123/150 for legendary. Rep got to 200 and I saw the counter go to 123/150. Lost 15 due to pilot6 ( :-) ) removing an accepted answer and saw it go back to 122/150. The 2 blank lines ...
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Why am I getting +1 points?

I've had a few times now where I get +1 for my points. But when I look at my rep history, nothing shows up. What I did notice however is that some of my downvotes seem to have disappeared. I have ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

In this post I asked whether I should continue barraging my peers with edits. I still have one question, though. I've made around 20% of my reputation off of edits. Is this honest, or should I cut ...
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User with 1 rep approved edit?

So I just suggested an edit, which got approved by a user with 1 rep. How can he approve a suggested edit with 1 rep, while I cannot with 486 rep?
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User removed versus reputation cap

Dutch people are known to be always calculating.... Yesterday, two things happened to me at the same time: I hit the daily quote, actually passed it, which "zeroed" the effect of a number of votes. (...
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How can a new user escalate an old unanswered question?

This question comes via an anonymous submission to Ask Slashdot: The problem with "Ask Ubuntu" Say a new user has a problem, searches Ask Ubuntu and the UNIX site for a solution, and comes across an ...
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Can only flag as “very low quality” if is not in the positive for votes

I have recently noticed that you are unable to flag up answers as "very low quality" if they are in the positive for votes (1 or above). Now I can see why this is in place, however I believe that this ...
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Does loss of reputation revoke previleges also?

What if someone suddenly loss lot number of reputation, which was enough for him to get new privileges before. Does this will effect his privileges? Please explain both the cases.
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Why did I get 100 rep?

Logged in this morning to see a notification that I had gained 100 rep, however, looking at my notifications and profile, the reason is not listed but it has definitely been added to the total. So, ...
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Question time period limit

I sometimes have more than 6 problems in a 24-hour period, or more than 50 in a 30-day period, so I think that it would be really good if the limit could be raised, or if you could add to your limit ...
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Why are only mods allowed to vote to migrate a question to another site (not including the site's Meta site)?

As far as I currently understand it, there are no users other than mods who can vote to migrate a question. Why isn't this ability granted to at least higher rep users, or at least to give users the ...
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Don't be too eager to answer a question you know the answer of

Readme This question is not a personal complaint towards anyone. That's the reason I'd rather not give examples and I don't think I need to. The question is a call to be a bit more aware of what we ...
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Why does a user start off with 1 rep, and not 0?

Why does a user start off with 1 rep, and not 0? Is there a real reason for this? Or was it just decided because it wouldn't make much difference if it was 0 instead?
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AskUbuntu permissions [duplicate]

I was looking at the permissions available to me, and was wondering why upvoting an answer is unlocked before commenting on any thread. I understand that it's, in part, to reduce commenters who spam ...
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How is the reputation score one can see in chat calculated?

My question is simple: You all know that in chat, one can see a reputation score of users below their icon and username (if they posted enough so that there is enough space) or by clicking on the icon ...
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Reputations went down

Last evening i was answering so many questions. Most of my answers got up voted. I got around 91 in my reputations. But when i checked in the morning reputation was 46. It seemed so strange for me. ...
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50 Reputation on comments is too much? Add new function to suggest?

I have low reputation as you see. And the problem i see with this is, that when i try to troubleshoot someone's question that requires some active or continuous communication, or a suggestion like "...
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Direct access to Askubuntu reputation statistics

I'd like to be informed (in real time) of changes in reputation, helpful flags, etc, for my user ID. I wrote a script that scrapes the reputation off my user page using curl and grep. That was the ...
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Leaving easier questions for less experienced users

I'm still fairly new to Ask Ubuntu, and trying to build my rep steadily. I have a bit of solid knowledge in some areas, and try to apply that to answering questions (only if I know what I'm talking ...
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Is this a bug in the rep notfication or rep history system?

This morning my rep was 315. I downvoted an answer (and left a comment explaining why I thought it was a bad answer) which took me to 314. When I next visited the site, I got a green +1 icon telling ...
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Ask Ubuntu Meta and Ask Ubuntu Reputation is not Synchronized

When I had 15 reputation on Ask Ubuntu I wanted to ask something on Meta; I went to Meta, but it said I only had 3 reputation so I could not ask questions. I went to Ask Ubuntu again, but my ...
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At risk of getting blocked

Askubuntu tells me I'm at risk of getting blocked from asking any questions. I'd be grateful if the community would help me out with what i ask for, and if the question seems inappropriate, offer ...
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Do answers, given during grace period, count for a bounty?

Just curious.. A while ago, I commented on this question, to see if I could find information to give an answer. Just after the bounty period, but within the grace period, the poster commented that ...
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Can we change the bounty rep requirement?

Currently, you need 75 reputation to start a bounty. However, some migrating users (meaning users that have an account with 100+ rep on another site) use this privilege a bit much. They will ...
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Should I consider the timeline while accepting an answer?

Assume that, I get an answer to my question that is OK, and i accept it. After a while I get another answer that is seemed to be more OK. Now what should I do? Should I accept the new answer? If I ...
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why do I get 15 reputation if my answer is correct

This was first time when my answer was marked correct, and I got straight +15 reputation. So, can anybody tell me why is it that we get such a boost by giving the correct answer? Why is this website ...
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why do I get more points by editing the same question twice?

I edited this question twice. The first time I fixed the code layout. I didn't see the spelling mistakes, so I had to edit it twice. Instead of getting only 2 points for the edit, I got 4. But it ...
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Different reputations on askubuntu-main ,meta-askubuntu & StackExchange-leagues!

At the same time, There are different reputations showing as following. Askubuntu main user Meta-Askubuntu user StackExchange Leagues My question is Why it is showing different? (In other words ...
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Help on chat without enough REP

I don't have enough rep yet to talk on chats but I would like to reply to some answers to help askubuntu.com Can we have a new channel for users without enough rep? Just to chat about Linux in General?...