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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

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 ...
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More than +200 reputation in a day: how is this allowed?

The +15 for an accepted answer doesn't count towards the rep cap. Neither does the +2 for accepting an answer. What is the reputation cap and how can I hit it?
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

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 is required to become a moderator?

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 ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

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 ...
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Is it ok for my reputation to be edit-based?

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, ...
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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts

Were these simplest of the simplest answers that got a lot of votes posted for questions that made it to the Hot Network Questions list? It's a common enough event that simple answers to HNQs get ...
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Extra reputation option

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 ...
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How to earn points as an Ubuntu noob?

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 ...
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

The bounty doesn't get refunded under any circumstance. As per the help center. Take a look at the first bullet in the list. So if the bounty is not awarded to any one, it gets lost.
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How do I earn the student badge?

I just upvoted your question. Now you should have a question with "a score of 1 or more". While you are on this site, you will begin learning about how it works and things you can do. When you ask ...
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Approved edits and reputation issue

You can track your reputation at this page. What is shown is that a number of answers and/or questions you've made have recently been deleted either because they or their parent questions were ...
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Why do users who are no longer very active still get so much reputation?

In general, it's not surprising that people who were active on the site years ago are getting the passive reputation increases observed. We get reputation not when posting something, but when someone ...
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"Weighted" reputation gains

This feature request has been brought up multiple times on Meta Stack Exchange, and as far as I know it has always been poorly received by the community. I think the main objection is that making ...
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When exactly does a downvote cost 1 reputaion?

Downvotes as a result of "spam" or "rude/abusive" flags being cast and therefore automatically done don't cost you rep. Downvotes on questions cost nothing. Any answer downvote you do should cost ...
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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts

I have posted what I considered well-founded, well-researched answers that gathered not one point. I have posted two line answers that I considered trivial that got many points. AU giveth and AU ...
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

status-bydesign on both the badge and reputation counts. The Badge Keep in mind that the requirements for the Copy Editor Badge are as follows (bold emphasis mine): Edit 500 posts (excluding own ...
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Will I still get +2 for editing questions and answers after I reach 2000 reputation?

You actually get +2 reputation points from suggested edits, and not from edits. And once you hit 2k, you will not be able to suggest edits but you will be doing direct edits. Simply put, once you hit ...
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What is the logic behind editors losing reputation when a question is removed?

I think this has been discussed before on Meta Stack Exchange but I'm unable to find the exact reference, probably because it's close to midnight already (for me anyway). The philosophy behind this ...
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Reviewing tool should be less flexible by enforcing the Skip option rigourously

I don't see a problem here. First of all, the "skip" option only removes the post from your review queue, not from everyone else's. If you skip a post, that won't make it magically disappear from my ...
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Why am I getting +1 points?

...temporary loss of 1 rep point will be given back to you in case the answer is deleted. Regain of reputation from downvoted and deleted answers - update FAQ
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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts

High-rep users are more likely to be longer around and much more likely to answer the easy questions that many users run into and thus get more attention and upvotes. Well-researched answers are ...
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur "in green", not getting pinged

A few days ago you lost a sizeable chunk of rep due to a user being removed. See May 25th. When you lose reputation, due to downvotes or vote reversals of any sort, we don't show you reputation ...
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Why is the ability to edit freely based on reputation?

The reason this is based on reputation is because reputation indicates general trust on the network. Editing is one of the most fundamental (and dangerous) powers on this site. Upon reaching the 2000 ...
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Should we get reputation points for passing review tests?

No, there are no reputation rewards for passing review tests, nor should there be. The ability to review things in the queues is a privilege, it should not be giving you additional capabilities or ...
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Reputation with editing "to be closed" questions

Please do not edit off-topic questions. You waste reviewers' time on that. Flag an off-topic questions to be closed.
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Reputation with editing "to be closed" questions

You do get to keep the +2 reputation from closed questions. However, you will lose the +2 reputation if the question is actually deleted.
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How did I get 35 reputation from 2 votes?

You got another 15 rep because your answer was accepted. See https://askubuntu.com/help/whats-reputation for details about reputation. The relevant bit here is: You gain reputation when: [ . . . ] ...
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Why does my week rank show -483?

The -483 isn't an amount of reputation, it's what your change in rank was. For example, if I'm in 3rd place one week and drop to 10th, I've dropped seven slots, so my change is -7. If I do better the ...
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