Questions tagged [reputation]

Questions about how reputation works, including reputation gains and losses. For privileges awarded/revoked through reputation gain/loss, use the [privileges] tag. For questions about bounties, use the [bounty] tag

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Edge cases in reversal of votes

I lost 170 reputation due to vote correction today, it makes sense and I expect to loose about 150 more soon, but it made me think about what would happen in some (hypothetical) cases. First case: I ...
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Good ways to improve rep without asking and answering questions?

I am new to this account as I lost my login to both my old account and its email. I am trying to get back to the level I was before, and get back to my old privileges, but I need questions or to give ...
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Meta reputation out of sync in “Your Communities” sub-menu and mobile app

I know reputation is periodically synced between the parent site and meta site, so reputation will occasionally be different. However, the reputation is greatly out of sync in the "Your Communities" ...
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Why is there a reputation system on this site?

I want to make this clear, the idea of a reputation system on a Q/A website is foolish. Why would you create a system that prevents people from posting their ideas, comments, etc. isn't that the point ...
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Do downvotes lower reputation?

Do downvotes lower reputation? I answered a question and it got down voted I had 5 reputation prior to that. After It happened I noticed I couldn’t post to the Meta which gave me the idea that ...
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Why does my reputation go up in waves?

As you can see in my reputation graph, my reputation points on this site tend to stay pretty much the same for some days, then shoot up for a short while and then calm down again. This is not because ...
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How did I receive 207 reputation if the max is 200?

Yesterday, I gained 207 reputation on Arcade and I got a badge claiming I hit the daily reputation limit of 200. However, I thought that you could only get 200 reputation in one day, so how is this ...
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how would I get more reputation on this site?

I try to make good questions, but the next day I have less than the day before, even after I had 10 rep. and it went down to 2 rep.
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Is someone vote-spamming me?

I just logged on after being away for about an hour, and was met with this: I checked, and all of my questions and answers were upvoted. Is this just a crazy coincidence, or am I being vote-spammed? ...
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Extra Reputation lost from User removed?

I understand what User removed means when losing (or gaining) Reputation. I encountered it fro the first time last week. However, when I checked my Rep. tab recently, this showed up: So did I lose 34 ...
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Is editing my own posts an approved-of way of earning reputation?

I just discovered a user editing his own answers on old, inactive questions to have his posts on the first page of the "active" tab. That means more people stumble across the Q&A, and many of them ...
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How do bounties work with repcaps?

I hit my reputation cap earlier today at 215 rep on the day, then I offered a bounty, which dropped my reputation to +165. Now all upvotes I am receiving are not adding reputation, even though I am ...
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Peoples reputation vanishing

So this one person has a ton of badges but one reputation! I don't think this is possible unless there's A. A bug B.(unlikely) his questions got flagged as SPAM. I've seen this happen to a lot of ...
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Disappearing Reputation

The past couple of days, I have had something going on with my reputation. Every now and then, it will go down a few points without warning. I checked and there are no downvotes cast, or anything else ...
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Sudden Increase in Reputation

In Arqade, yesterday my reputation was like 192-195 but today it suddenly increased to 309. I don't know what happened. Is there a lucky draw or something?
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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

When I downvoted a bad answer (because it was copied from a duplicate question) I lost 1 reputation. This is the answer I speak of. At first I thought it was a glitch, so I down voted another bad post,...
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Reputation Fluctuating?

I joined this morning and I rounded up around 11 RP. Suddenly, it fell to a 7 then to a 3, then strangely back up to a 7. Is there something I'm missing out here? Some clarity would be much ...
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Do we need more reputation to comment than to answer?

I raised an issue I see a lot when reviewing new users posts, in that the answer the user had given was more of a comment, if anything. The user replied that they were forced to supply an answer to ...
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Getting reputation notification too late

This morning I asked question, and forgot a bit about it. However, a couple of hours later, I found a possible answer to it, and answered my own question. To my surprise, I saw that I had two upvotes ...
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What can I do about being answer-banned when both of my answers were deleted?

Admittedly, my first mistake was being a noob on Arqade - I should have jumped on long ago. Nevertheless, I posted answers to two questions, which I thought were helpful answers. These were both ...
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'Delete' button missing when I reviewed an answer in the Low Quality Posts queue as a 20K rep user

I noticed that one of the answers I recently reviewed in the Low Quality Posts queue didn't allow me to 'Delete', but only to 'Recommend Deletion'. Another example here. (Normally, a user with 20K rep ...
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Is there an easy way to tell where your rep has come from?

Before anyone blurts out with a "check the rep tab on your profile", let me explain myself properly. There is (generally) 3 types of rep income: Upvotes/Downvotes Accepted answers Bounties These ...
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If a question is deleted, what happens to any reputation linked to it?

Let's say someone creates a question, and after 2 days, puts a 50 reputation bounty. The question gets upvoted 20 times, and 3 answers get put on it. Answer A gets upvoted 5 times and gets accepted (...
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Why is my year reputation larger than my total reputation?

My reputation for the year is more than my total rep. How is it possible that my year reputation is higher than my total reputation? This is my first year on this site so it's not possible that I ...
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“Serial voting was reversed”?

I don't even understand what happened or what's going on. Screenshot: For starters: What is serial voting? It cost me points.. Did I break rules of this site or something like that ?
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Bounty rep return? [duplicate]

So quite a while ago I opened up a bounty question for 50 rep, but never received an answer. What I never understood was that if I ever got any of that bounty rep back. 5's dwindled in, but I think ...
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Can you get below zero reputation?

Just in case it ever comes to it I was wondering if I could get a reputation score lower than zero.
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How much rep can you earn in a day? [duplicate]

How much reputation can you earn in a day? In answering multiple Featured questions you must be able to earn over 200.
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Why is review only available to 500+ reputation

Previously, review was available for those with 125 reputation or above. The reasoning seemed to be that 125 was enough to downvote, which is the last of the possible review actions (downvote, upvote,...
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My number of rep-capped days is strange

In my /reputation: days represented 627 rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes *only* on 15 days earned at least 200 reputation on 13 days earned 242 reputation from suggested edits Surely the ...
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Is there a way to stop generating rep and still participate?

I would like to not earn reputation, but still participate in this site. Is that possible? Why or why not?
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What are the pros and cons of a user who clearly does not care about reputation? [closed]

I would like to decide if I care about reputation. I'm looking for a discussion of both pros and cons.
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Can rep features have a lower requirement count?

Can you please lower the amount of rep requirements for us newer users? The rep requirement for some features (cough like downvotes and comments) shouldn't be so high. Thanks!
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Reputation loss for downvoting an answer

I learned recently that downvoting no longer costs reputation. But I found this in my reputation count today after voting on this answer: -1 23:02 downvoted Where can I find more Eridium? So ...
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No reputation loss for downvoting a question

If I remember how SE works then downvoting costs you a small amount of reputation. I recently downvoted this question on arqade, but my reputation hasn't dropped. Is it because the question was ...
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I've Leveled Up! - Leveling System for Arqade

We all love to gain experience rep here on Arqade, but wouldn't it be great if that translated into a leveling system? Don't you just want to see your experience bar build up as you answer more ...
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Can I get reputation on a bounty refunded?

I started a bounty on gaming.stackexchange.com on a question. If I dont award anyone the bounty I put on the question, will I get that reputation back?
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Real-time Reputation is overly optimistic

I like to leave Gaming open on the front page and watch for new questions. Tonight, however, I wound up watching my reputation bar instead, as it was doing something odd. Essentially, every time you ...
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Is my reputation stuck?

E.g. 6 minutes ago, I received another upvote from this answer, however my rating is still that of several hours ago. I already noticed this problem a couple of hours ago, but I hoped it would just go ...
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Is rep recalculation not instant for deletions?

I deleted my old post containing an outdated answer (10k+ only) since there's a newer and better answer, but I haven't lost my rep from it yet (110). When will that rep fix occur?
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Why do I have more rep in meta than I do on Gaming?

As you can see, my rep on the meta is 125, But on Gaming, is 75 because I placed a bounty on a question. Why is my rep higher on the meta than it is on the actual site?
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“User Was Removed.” What does that mean?

I seem to have lost 5 reputation over it, but I'm not sure what it means or why it negatively affects me. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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What's happen to my reputation?

First, I admit that I care about my reputation points. This morning (eastern time), I had 1414 points. Tonight, I have 1379 points. What happened? Did the reputation get corrected like stackoverflow ...
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My accociated account rep is MIA

I created accounts on both sports.SE and Mathematics after passing 200 reputation on gaming.SE in order to get the reputation I am due. However, it has been 12 hours and the +100 reputation on either ...
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I just got Mortarboard … on Meta?

Yo. Obviously Meta still has rep, it's just hidden. I'd call this a bug though since I was notified of it and it shows up in my activity and so on, which is not exactly hidden.
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3 reputation for an upvote on an answer?

So my answer to the question How can i effectively solo the co-op mode got its third upvote and in my reputation log it says i gained 3 rep points. i did notice some talk about a reputation cap didnt ...
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What is the reason behind deleted post reputation loss?

My very first answer on this site remains my favorite post and largest rep gain in a single post of my SE.career. I was rather proud of it and apparently others liked it too, as it eventually gained ...
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Why can't I comment on others' answers? Does it have something to do with reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can you comment on some questions/answers but not all of them? I can only comment on my own post, not others.
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How does “unaccept” work?

I recently found a -15 drop in my reputation because of an "unaccept". What does that mean? Does it only mean my answer was accepted (+15) and then the acceptance was revoked, so the reputation was ...
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Where can I see what powers I can unlock when?

I have tried searching if someone asked it before, but I fail to find it. Before the update, when you clicked your reputation you went to a page where you could see all the power you could unlock. It ...