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From day one, you can do a lot on Stack Exchange without any prior experience/reputation at all. Yet if new users see that they can gain additional abilities by increasing their "reputation", starting with zero (0) would seem to suggest they are starting out with no reputation/abilities at all. Everyone starts with one (1) reputation. It's mostly ...


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Yes, it is totally fine. Besides, reputation from edits are capped at 1000. So after your 500th edit suggestions, you will stop getting reputation. Also you do not get reputation from edits, but from "approved edit suggestions". Knowing this, when you reach 2k rep, you will no longer be able to suggest edits on posts, instead you will be able to edit them ...


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Well the community needs your grammatical skill as much as it needs a knowledge of Ubuntu. Good question and answers are no use if no one can understand them.


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What? No! Why? Nooooooo, no no no no... Motivation? What? It's not that you are payed to contribute on the site... It's about helping others, why should you "reward" for being a good contributor decrease if you are having a time off? This is a bad idea, an awful one, really not good. Besides, if you stop contributing for the site, there is a chance that ...


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Reputation is a rough measurement of your experience using the system. So once you gain 200 points on any site, you will be given a 100-point head start on all sites in the network (past, present, and future) to reflect that experience. The "association bonus" is simply a way to say that you already have experience elsewhere, so you shouldn't have to start ...


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Try to accept whatever has helped you the most. That's what it's supposed to mean but it's really down to your interpretation. Timeliness could well be part of that utility and I know —from painful experience— that there are a lot of very good answers that haven't been accepted because they're an hour or two late to the pack. But if we're talking minutes ...


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We "high rep" users very much love to see good answers coming from low rep users or users new to the site. Consider this: all our rep comes from times we also were beginners to the site, and we tried to write answers to the best of our knowledge to help. Not all our answers are outstanding, some of our posts don't even get noticed much, but over the time ...


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If user A comes along and answers your question, and you accept it, he gets 15 reputation. If user B then adds an answer and you accept his answer instead, user A will lose 15 reputation and user B will gain 15 reputation. This can cause hard feelings (it is amazing how much people care about stupid internet points!) so what I recommend is waiting awhile ...


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Low rep people may post great, and useful answers, however I tend to find that people with higher reputation tend to format their posts better and this makes their posts easier to understand. It is because they know the site better and how to better convey their solution to the asker. There is a daily reputation limit on this site for a reason; to stop ...


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We are all here to help each-other, so I would say pass on that helpfulness to others. Also, A lot of older questions for some users may be less than perfect, or have gone unnoticed, So finding a couple of things to edit on some of their older questions would not only be of great help to the user but to the whole site.


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1. Ask Good Questions Firstly, ask good questions. Good and thorough questions are more likely to be upvoted to increase your reputation. When you ask questions you learn to, so you can help other people on the site with similar problems. 2. Edit Tag Wikis Secondly, edit tag wikis. This is something that anyone can do with access to a search engine and ...


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As soon as you put a bounty on a question the reputation is deducted from your total - as there are no refunds on bounties. As such the resulting "lower than posted" rep means they originally had around 800 rep prior to posting the bounty.


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Here's my take on the four. Remember that both presentation and content of a question matter; as Nick commented, most of us have a life outside of AU and cannot spend a lot of time trying to pin down the essence of a very poorly phrased or unnecessarily long question. Ubuntu and Windows 7 on 1 Tb hard Notice the title, which is why the question probably ...


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To prevent spam (yes I stole that from Braiam). It will take you mere seconds to get 10 rep. As you stated: If you dump the link someone with more rep can edit it into an image for you. Otherwise we all would be deleting porn and other malicious pictures. Please take the tour and you will better understand how askubuntu (or stackexchange sites in general) ...


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I think you're talking about these two recent posts: 2 year old user is a new contributor? Is it correct that search on AskUbuntu ignores code blocks and inline codes? These were edited by Shog9 and Adam Lear. These two guys are Stack Exchange employees, so they have network-wide phenomenal cosmic powers and mod diamonds everywhere they go. They don't have ...


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No, it would harm the site, I'd even say it would harm beginners - when you are browsing AU you will find really elaborate answers to "simple questions" with much/full explanation about the background of the issue at hand - answers from which we all can learn how to answer. Those beneficial answers are most often written by someone with high rep - the ...


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Because you linked to your Ask Ubuntu account, which has over 200 reputation. You get 100 rep on every other Stack Exchange account so long as one of you linked accounts has more than 200 reputation.


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Trust isn't only about knowledge of Ubuntu. It's also about being a helpful person who has the community's best interest at heart. So the reputation you gain from editing is well deserved. That said, the 1000 cap is correct.


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Just to add another way of saying it: The longer you are on this site, the more you realize that good questions are the key to a better quality of the site. Good questions are clear about what to answer and invoke good and clear answers. If you play a role in improving the quality of questions (and answers), you are doing a job of major importance, and ...


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More repo means user has answered more easy questions. Not necessarily. It just means the person is more active on the site; do you have any correlation that a person can rack up points by answering easy questions? All the easy questions have been pretty much answered. Plus, for me, answering easy questions is harder than the medium/difficult ones, because ...


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There is. It's called a bounty and is explained in the Help Center: If you’ve asked a good question, edited it with status and progress updates, and still are not receiving answers, you can draw attention to your question by placing a bounty on it. A bounty is a special reputation award given to answers. It is funded by the personal reputation of the ...


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I am going to try to give you some advice based on my experience earning rep, as a non-professional end user. First, you can earn a thousand rep (while under two thousand total) just for suggesting edits to posts. This is a slow but easy way to get going. When looking for something to answer, I don't set out to find something that I already know the answer ...


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No. Let's not do this. ---Add reasoning and ideas below this line--- I think keeping it the same could contribute to higher rep users letting lower rep users approach the threshold instead of banging out all the answers. Some users are more than capable of answering far more questions than they do. We definitely need more users with higher ...


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You cannot accept more than one answer at a time. That is, a question can have at most one accepted answer. Assuming the accepted answer is by someone other than yourself, its author will get 15 reputation, and you get 2 reputation for acccepting an answer. (If you accept your own answer, you don't get any reputation from this.) If you change your mind ...


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Try it. It will give you a message saying you can't vote for your own post:


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Some posts you suggested edits on and gained +2 rep on them were deleted. This results in those edit reps getting reverted upon deletion of the post. These kinds of reps are hidden by default on your reputation page. To show them, check the show removed posts check box at the bottom of the page: Once you do that, you'll see removed entries in the ...


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If you have 200+ rep on one Stack Exchange site, then when you join another you are given 100 when you join another. This is in recognition of the fact you know how the SE model works, so you can get stuck in (and not have to wait for privileges such as commenting).


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The 100 extra rep come (as you probably know) from joining in another site from the Stack Exchange network. Still those do not count when facing a protected question as the one you linked. Protected questions require that a user gains at least 10 rep on his own before posting any answer in to it. You need to get 2 more rep from somewhere. Maybe a upvote on ...


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