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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does voting down decrement Reputation

if an answer is wrong , then we can vote it and the wrong answer goes down the list,but why decrementing the hard-earned reputation?? we need to bring a change to that policy.
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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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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 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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what is the number shown under one's name during chat?

During chat, if someone posts comments multiple times, we see an expanded info of the user containing his/her name and a value beneath. At first I thought it must be reputation.But during an ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 don't "useful comment" results give reputation?

I saw the "Does upvoting a comment add to the commenter's reputation" question already, but seriously: this seems like a bug, not a feature. There are questions to which there is no answer, but there ...
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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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Why did I lose 2 reputation points?

I can't see why I was at 71 points reputation a few hours ago, and am now at 69. I take my reputation seriously, and try to abide by the Stack Exchange rules. So I'm just curious as to why I lost 2 ...
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Get notifications for how I lost reputation

I recently lost some reputation points (about 30. I know it shows 20 but during the same period I got an answer upvoted as well.) I do not know how but it may be because of a removed upvote, ...
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Is there a way to prompt someone for an answer acceptance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question? When one answers a question which is confirmed as correct, is it solely up to the individual who asked the ...
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Editing an answer (or question) can make it get more upvotes. Shouldn't the editor also get credit for these later upvotes?

Editing can substantially change an answer or question. These changes, if accepted, may increase the value of the answer/question and the number the up-votes it gets. These should be reflected in the ...
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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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Highest voted answer auto-accepted after length of time

I have a suggestion: After a certain set amount of time automatically mark the question with the most upvotes as the accepted answer. Many of us have experienced this: You answer a question posted by ...
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