I got a notification for +15 points on one of my posts:

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Clicking on that link brings me to this answer. What surprises me is that I got +15 points. My understanding is that upvotes on answers give +10 points, and downvotes give -2 (plus the answer has no downvotes). So how did I end up with +15?

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    The OP accepted your answer?
    – Robotnik Mod
    Nov 2, 2016 at 23:41
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    Remember that you can always check on the reputation tab of your user profile to see a detailed breakdown of your rep score.
    – Mage Xy
    Nov 3, 2016 at 19:28

1 Answer 1


The asker of the question marked it as accepted. This gives you +15 reputation. Though marking your own answer on your own question does not, and marking someone else's answer to your question will give you +2 rep.


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