Questions tagged [reputation]

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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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?...
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Different badges in main user and meta, Reputations only for main user

There is independence between awarded badges on askubuntu main user and meta user. But reputations is same for main user and meta user. However, voting and accepting questions and answers on meta ...
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Bounty and Reputations Relationship

I know that bounty can be started up by offering Reputation. How much reputation changes to whom bounty awarded? Is reputation transfers by bounty from who start bounty and to whom bounty awarded? ...
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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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Down voting on a question that shouldn't be there

I have a question with -5 votes it had -3 and I had no use for the question because the answer don't help me, but the problem was overcome. I tried to delete it but it wasn't going away so I changed ...
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Is that possible if my reputation drops to zero (0)?

Just curious enough, so is that possible if my reputation drops to zero? ... Why?
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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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LOL..still at 98 rep and 100 rep prievileges are open to me?

Seems the system got tired of waiting in the 90's for me. I got notifications that I have been given two new prievileges (they need 100 rep), while I can see my rep never climbed above 98. P.S - This ...
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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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Reputation for questions that have been edited multiple times

I am pretty new to Stack Exchange Network and trying to understand how it works. In the Main Ask Ubuntu Site I had asked this Question. I can see that it has received 15 UpVotes till now. I have also ...
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Downvote on a closed question causes decrease in asker's reputation? Is this new?

I had opened a question in Ask Ubuntu when I started using the site, without knowing much. That question got closed as off topic. Here it is: https://askubuntu.com/q/99028/35775 Today I noticed that ...
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My account reps from yesterday is counted today

My account shows 95 reps today, but 85 of those are from yesterday. There was a similar bug a while back. It doesn't bother me, but I thought I'd report it.
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we give rep to those who flag questions?

On another meta post, a user suggested that we give rep to those who upvote answers, my suggestion is giving rep to those who give helpful flags. That way we encourage the users to flag questions, ...
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Reputation policy needs to be revised

Please read the whole body before just clicking downvote button.I am sure there are more people who would just vote down without reading whole body. What is reputation? According to the help page, ...
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How did a <3k user vote to close a question?

From this LQP review item: but the user 'Olli' has only 2,804 rep (at time of writing), how did he 'Close' it?
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Why do you need reputation to use certain tags?

Aren't tags used to help people find your question easier if you posted something similar to what their looking for? If so, then why does this site disallow people from posting certain tags that seem ...
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Badge doesn't update reputation in real-time

My Ask Ubuntu badge is inserted on my personal blog. So, when I visit my blog or I write on it, I can also check my status updates. But today, I have observed that the updates are not not in real-time,...
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Does user with more reputation get any profit?

What does reputation do except providing a different level of privilege? What is it about? I find people competing for reputation in this askubuntu page. Isn't this page about solving each others ...
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What is up with the Ask Ubuntu points? Why do I loose so many points?

I noticed that there are Ask Ubuntu points and I've lost tons of them. I have no clue how to get more. Do I loose points for asking questions?
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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 ...