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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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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Would a "Level Bar" or other "Gaming" mods be of interest for the Gaming SE?

Alright, so I'd like to offer up some of the modifications we've made on EpicAdvice.com to the Gaming SE if the community would be interested. Most of our modifications are pure JavaScript ...
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Heads up: Reputation has been recalculated for questions

Just in case you logged in today and saw that you unlocked new privileges and/or badges without any significant reputation change: Reputation for question upvotes now awards +10, instead of +5. Key ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Reputation requirements have not been changed

As much as I may enjoy the fact I can still inline retag posts and access the 10k tools, I must report the rep requirements haven't changed yet from the public beta. Are we sticking with close at 500,...
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Why was my reputation reset?

My reputation points have been reset fully. I checked the activity tab and it says I lost 28 rep. When I looked deeper I saw nothing that could have caused that. Does anyone have any idea why?
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meta.* reputation

Why is my meta.gaming rep the same (minus lag) as my gaming rep? Is rep on the meta sites not valuable?
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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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Why was my reputation not restored after my edit was restored?

I recently made an edit to this question, which was subsequently reverted by the post owner. However, it was later rolled back again by a moderator to my edit: When I made the edit, I was awarded a ...
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Reputation requirements unchanged for the Meta site?

So originally, I was going to post that the "links" tab used by 10k users still says "2000" reputation, but only 3 people can actually vouch for that. And it turns out it's only on the Meta site; the ...
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Reputation for Moderation Tools on privilege page is wrong [duplicate]

I think this picture speaks for itself.
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Showing +20 near my reputation even though it isn't added

I have a +20 symbol near my reputation of 85. But it isn't added to my reputation. Please clarify what it is. Thank you!
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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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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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What happens to rep from upvotes and answer-accepts when a user is deleted?

I answered a question today which pushed me to 200 Rep on the site (in turn auto pushed to 300 for the Association bonus). This user sometime later was deleted from the site, and I got some Rep ...
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Associated Account?

Does anyone know what this notification means? Or why I got an extra 100 rep?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I have more rep from this year than my total reputation? [duplicate]

I was looking at my profile, and "Oooh! Top 2% this year? Lets take a look!" Wait, how the hell is my total reputation less than my reputation this year? After some investigation, it seems that this ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Why did my reputation decrease overnight?

I filled out my profile information after achieving a reputation of nearly 200 and as I saved the changes, all of a sudden my reputation dropped(in the parent site) to 25! I checked my rep page and it ...
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When does rep get updated on Meta towards the main?

We all know that the rep on meta is associated with the main's own. Sometimes, we would see our rep how it looked like previously in the meta. So when DOES the meta rep get updated?
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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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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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Is meta reputation now separate from the actual site?

I have noticed that my meta rep is now different from my Gaming rep. Does that mean that meta reputation is now separate or is it just a matter of accessing different physical servers and it will ...
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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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'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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"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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