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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 massively upvoted because $RANDOM_USER from $RANDOM_OTHER_SE_SITE sees it and upvotes it. Why do some very simple questions get lots of upvotes? As for high-rep ...


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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 user ...


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


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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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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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Besides comments are second class citizens, and get blown away at will, without warning, and on a whim. If a comment is useful, then it belongs in an answer.


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No, You cannot. And also the reputation is for only the user who gave the accepted answer.


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Edit bad spelling and grammar in questions and answers! For every successful and thorough edit you make, you'll receive +2 rep (up to 2000 rep total or +1000 rep of edits, whichever comes first) Also, if you do this: Don't cheat! e.g. adding irrelevant tags which just takes you 2 seconds to add, but takes a reviewer 10 seconds to review is frowned upon! ;-...


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A user that gave you up votes was removed for something "not good" and thus their history was removed as well. Maybe a bot up-voted something to look more legit. See This question


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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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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 a question and someone gives it an upvote, you get the badge "student". When you answer a question and someone likes it enough to upvote it, you get a badge "...


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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 deleted. As such, the reputation you had gained was taken away, and your reputation tab shows this by "deleted post" or "removed" next to the -2 entries. As for ...


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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 is that your reputation reflects contributions which are visible on the site. If one of your own posts gets deleted, you'll lose any reputation you gained with ...


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As first a trusted user and then a moderator I can say there is a lot of options a moderator can do to solve many issues, but a moderator should not be confused or even related with the privilege status of trusted user. As a trusted user you have gained enough reputation to have the trust of the community (I mean 20K points is a lot) with all the questions/...


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