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Questions tagged [reputation]

Question about user reputation

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Why are you only allowed to comment with 50 rep?

Why are you only allowed to comment on other people's posts when you reached 50 reputation? In my opinion comments are a good way to ask people to clarify their questions or add additional information ...
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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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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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How do I quickly gain reputation?

What is the simplest way to up your reputation points so that one can use all features offered by this site?
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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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Biased votes at answers

That's something I have noticed at many questions in this site. A user with a reputation of 20 has posted a great answer but has not received any up votes. On the other hand, a user with 5k ...
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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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Why are people downvoting questions with obvious solutions?

There is something I have seen in both stackoverflow and askubuntu. That is happening way more at stackoverflow but even at AskUbuntu. There are questions with minus ratings and negative votes (for ...
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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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Giving Credit for an Edit

Someone did a really nice job enhancing one of my answers and I have a simple question. Is there any way I can transfer rep as a thank you? Do I have any other options to give him credit? I,m not ...
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100+ reputation when hitting 200

I just passed 200 reputation on AskUbuntu, and then I received another 100 reputation for Association Bonus. The 100+ bonus because I reached 200 on AskUbuntu didn't push me past 200 on any other ...
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Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost?

I asked a question with a bounty and didn't realize I would loose the ability to comment. Can I get a few up votes to get enough reputation back please? I've seen this done on other meta sites so I ...
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Can a user offer a bounty that is worth more than their own reputation?

The user who asked this question has offered the bounty worth 500 but their own reputation is just 314. Is it possible to offer a bounty worth more than one's own reputation?
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How to improve my accept rate?

On several SE sites, my accept rate is below 90%. The reason isn't that I just neglect to accept the answer that solved the problem, but rather that no answer was really helpful. My concern is that ...
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How can I increase my reputation on Ask Ubuntu?

I notice some users with very high reputation scores. What is their "trick", and how can I increase my reputation?
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Why are there so many new users with 101 reputation?

Nearly half of the 35 newest users in Ubuntu StackExchange have exactly 101 reputation and no history of participation on the site. What's the explanation?
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How is reputation shared between Meta and Ask Ubuntu?

I have been floating around on Meta occasionally, but most of the time is spent on Ask Ubuntu. When I receive upvotes or accepts on Meta, it says that I gain reputation, but it does not seem to affect ...
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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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What is required to become a moderator?

I can see some moderators editing posts here... These moderators have little reputation points such as 100 approx. and few silver and bronze badges. I wish to know what it takes to be a moderator on ...
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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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Will I still get +2 for editing questions and answers after I reach 2000 reputation?

I have been active on Ubuntu for one year... I am about to achieve 2000 reputation. At the moment, with reputation 1658, all my edits are peer reviewed and once they are accepted, I am getting a ...
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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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Why am I unable to answer a protected question with 101 rep?

I have more than 10 rep, but I am unable to answer Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use, which is "protected": protected by Community♦ May 23 '11 at 1:32 This question is protected ...
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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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Why is reputation required for “Trusted User” privilege greater than “Access to moderator tools”?

I was looking at the privileges and found that the reputation required for the trusted user privilege is more than that required for access to moderator tools. Why is it so? Does this mean that ...
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Does upvoting a comment add to the commenter's reputation? How much?

I've noticed some great comments along the way and upvoted them. Will the commenter get any reputation boost from that? (If they do, how many points per vote?) I'm also wondering since I've seen some ...
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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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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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Why was I given 100 points for asking my first question on Webapps Stack Exchange?

As directed by a user in response to a comment on my question, I asked the question on Webapps also on Stack exchange (for the first time as I never knew there are other sites like this) and ...
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Reputation decreasing automatically

My reputation was 310 some days ago. I did not down-vote anyone's answers recently and I'm quite sure that no one down-voted my answers or questions as there were no records about them in my user page....
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Why did my reputation decrease 20 points with a 'User was removed' summary?

You can see in the next picture that my reputation has decreased 20 points, and the summary says "User was removed". I cannot understand nothing of what happened here. Can someone explain to me ...
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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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Comment with one rep without participation in post

Is there any explanation for why the first comment on this post has been made by a user with 1 rep and no participation on that thread? Is it a bug?
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Can I accept two answers on a question?

Can I accept two answers on a question? Is the points / reputation given to both of the user who answer (15 points / reputation for each accepted answer on a question)?
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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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How to earn points as an Ubuntu noob? [duplicate]

I've been a member of Ask Ubuntu for over 2.5 years, but because I'm always fighting with Ubuntu, I only ever have questions and never any answers. However, all questions I have are already asked. ...
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

My reputation points and badges suddenly stopped increasing on Ask Ubuntu... I have done some reviews today and I was also supposed to be awarded a gold badge for editing 500 posts. This started ...
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108 Rep, but only earned 8

I'm not sure if this is simple for the SO/SE dev team, or if you moderators can do something about it. I've got plenty of rep on SO, but don't know too much about Linux. (Surely my 100 points should ...
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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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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 does this user has only 100 rep after association bonus without any posts?

The user I am talking about: balpha ♦ He has neither ever asked any question nor has he ever provided any answer on Ask Ubuntu. So, how does he have 100 rep. After association bonus, the rep count ...
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Where did my Reputation go?

I had over 200 reputation and now (next to my username) it says I have only around 170!? Is this a bug, cause it has happened before to me. I have received no warnings about anything going weird, so ...
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The reputation on deleted question

I think the bounty/reputation should be preserved for the answers even after the question is deleted. I mean you give an answer and it is accepted and then question gets deleted because of some reason....
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Is 20K reputation required for wiki tag approvals for new sites

I am one of the zeitgeist developers and I spend a lot of time helping people with problems and misconceptions. I had an idea of creating a wiki on askubuntu for the zeitgeist tag. When I opened the ...
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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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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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Are upvotes not giving points right now?

I was working on enhancing my answer in Measuring and documenting internet speed (download and upload) when I noticed I got an upvote, but the counter did not give the +5, +10 or whatever the points ...
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Is there a limit on how much reputation one can earn in 24 hours?

My account seems to be capped at 305 for today despite additional up votes.
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Why did my reputation change to 914?

When I saw today it was 12xx something but now it has gone back to 914,2 days ago it was 989. Is there is bug in the system? If so,how do I get my reputation back?
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Sum of “last period” reputation is wrong when a post I downvoted is deleted

When our reputation changes, the title of reputation tab in our profile includes how many internet points we received or lost since we last viewed the reputation page. During that same period, I had ...