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Questions tagged [reputation]

Measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges

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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

This is something that I've found vaguely weird about this site for some time: the reputations of top users are insanely high here. Today I got curious and went to other big sites on the network, and ...
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Should high-rep users hang back a little?

This is meant to start a discussion on etiquette and sustainability. It is very clear from looking at the answers that the first-page users are very quick to answer most questions. This of-course is ...
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When will @egreg reach 654321

And the winner is: yo'! Congratulations! As prize yo' selected a scout duck with neckerchief: (it is already available in the development version of the tikzducks package and will be ...
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Serial upvoting reversed

I've already asked about a similar situation, but this time the figures involved seem to be quite exaggerated: on my reputation page the following item appears: -4360 Serial upvoting reversed The ...
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Quick & easy reputation vs. flagging a question as duplicate

I've been using TeX.SE for some time now, both for questions and answers. Although I do flag a new question as duplicate if I know that question has been posted before, I often find myself tempted, ...
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Answer reveals problem is package bug: Delete question?

I asked this question to find out if an error I encountered after updating TeXLive was a bug. Even if it was a bug, I needed a short-term solution to continue my work until the package was fixed. @...
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What is the association bonus?

I was looking at my reputation timeline graph and I wondered about a spike of 164 rep I'm sure wasn't there before. Upon looking it up, I found an entry +100 : association bonus Does anyone know what ...
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People >~10k rep: If you were to start over, how long do you think it would take for you to gain 1k?

I'm asking because I'm curious whether people with high rep are significantly better at answering than other people. If you are above 10k (or thereabout), I have these questions for you: How long (...
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Why does a downvote change the daily reputation even when the user has not counted upvotes?

Let's suppose a user has reached the 200 daily rep. Every further upvote is not considered because the 200 daily rep has already been achieved. But if that user has a downvote and no more upvotes ...
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Disappearing reputation

Yesterday I was very happy because my total rep was over 40000. This morning I was stunned seeing it had dropped to 39693. Does anybody know what happened?
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What does “-5 User was removed” mean?

I'm not sure what the reputation message "-5 User was removed" means? Is it that a user had upvoted my question and was deleted from TeX.SE? That would be funny because (as I remember) I asked two ...
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How come we can't put a bounty in meta?

I was wondering why someone could not put a bounty on their question here on meta. Is this by design or has the community decided that it is a bad idea? Because, at SO you can put a bounty on a meta ...
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The importance for getting an account

Sorry if this question seems stupid. I want to check. What is the importance for getting a high reputation and earning a lot of badges in professional life?
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Reputation for retagging

I'm not a 100% sure but I think I remember that sometimes retagging a question gave me 2 points of reputation and sometimes I didn't earn any reputation from retagging. Can anyone confirm this ...
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Why can a new user post an answer but not a comment?

We can read here that there is a minimal reputation to comment a post. But there is no minimal to post an answer! I believe that an answer is more important than a comment.
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Afraid to risk 11% of my reputation for a bounty

I'm thinking of a assigning a bounty to some question (not the one I recently wrote about here on meta). It hasn't been answered for a month. But - I'm afraid to do it. I don't want to risk so much of ...
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Why is a bounty without answers not refunded to the bounty starter?

What is the reason to lose the reputation of a bounty when there are no eligible answers? Sounds as if it is lost for nothing. Maybe there is some logic in punishing those encouraging good answers of ...
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Self-Assessing Answer Quality

In an effort to improve myself in LaTeX and communication thereof, one metric I have used to assess the quality of my answers on this site is to take my total reputation and divide it by the total ...
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Answer is good, but not quite finished. I finished, what do I do?

I asked a question and got a helpful, though not complete answer. I had to put in a bit of work to get it to the point it completely answers my question. I would like to post the complete answer, ...
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Strange series downvoting

Two hours ago, several of my answers and questions were downvoted: So my question is: was there some kind of reputation recalculation? does someone really not like my answering/asking style? is this ...
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Un-upvote followed by re-upvote = -10 reputation bug

In the last two days I received two un-upvotes immediately followed by a "re-upvote". To me this means that the user experimented with the voting system, thinking that they could add another upvote ...
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How are you supposed to get reputation if you can't answer a question unless you have a reputation of at least 5?

I really want to contribute to some questions but StackExchange says I can't answer a question until I have a reputation of at least 5. How can I get my reputation up to 5?
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What is does the “bonus” part of a question mean?

I sometimes stumble upon questions where some "bonus points" are mentioned or which have some "bonus section" (see e.g. here and here, and also in answers such as here). I only found information on ...
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Does it really take 15 rep to upvote an answer to your own question?

(StackExchange thinks my question is subjective and likely to be closed. =) I just got this comment "Will upvote you once I get 15 reputation (shame that you can't even upvote an answer to your own ...
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Why can't I comment?

I'm pretty new to the SX world and slightly confused. I can comment on my own question and everything in that page, but the "add comment" button and textboxes just don't appear in any other page. It ...
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“Approve tag wikis” privilege not granted with exactly 5000 reputation

Recently, I got to exactly 5000 reputation points. According to the privileges page, this should give me the ability to approve or reject tag wiki edits, which was confirmed with "you have already ...
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How to award extra reputation for an answer?

What is the mechanism for awarding extra reputation to an answer?
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Upvote without getting any reputation

I have a small question. I answered the following question: Equation Alignment With Steps You see at the moment I have three upvotes. In my profile I can't see this: Is it a bug?
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Total vs. year reputation?

It is probably not a big concern, but at the use list page http://stackexchange.com/leagues/29/year/tex/2012-01-01?sort=reputationchange my "year reputation" is larger than my "total reputation" (by 1 ...
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What will happen if a serial-upvote reputation is lately reversed for this scenario?

Let's assume at the beginning I have 1 reputation. Another user serially votes my posts up until I get, for example, serial-upvote reputation of 150. Thus my rep becomes 151 in total now. If I spend ...
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Reputation tool-tip dash/minus ambiguity

When looking at a user page and at "Reputation", hoovering the mouse over some day, then the tool-tip reads something like "Friday, Nov 25, 2011 - 42 reputation", which means "+42 reputation", not "-...
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Why does downvoting reduce my own reputation?

I can't understand the reason behind it. By voting I participate on the site and in my opinion, downvoting should not be discouraged like that. There are already all these nice popups on the site ("...
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Site usage statistics

Just recently, Joseph Wright blogged about One year of TeX.SX, with the evident display of Yearling badges that subsequently followed on the TeX.SX side bar. As a fairly new user to TeX.SX, I've also ...
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Discrepancy between chat and main reputation

A recent question - Reputation linkage between main site and meta? - regarding the linkage between reputation on meta and main mentions a discrepancy that is resolved every hour on the meta-side. ...
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Where does all my rep go?

This is starting to puzzle me a bit: I've asked 2 questions which have gotten a combined 11 upvotes. I've made 10 answers, for a total of 25 upvotes. (Some of them in CW threads, but not all) So why ...
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

I'm in an embarrassing situation: I wrote an answer to a question. I got many upvotes and reputation for that answer. But that answer is flawed in a subtle way. Obviously those who upvoted did not ...
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Why is a certain reputation needed to create new tags?

In Long brackets in flalign the question was raised as a side note, why a certain reputation is needed to create new Tags: On the side note: how come this whole "reputation" does not allow me to ...
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Mysterious -2 rep for non-existent downvote to my question

My reputation history shows: The post it links to, however, doesn't have any downvotes: Neither is this downvote reflected in my https://tex.stackexchange.com/reputation (a recalc didn't change ...
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Are we prepared for the new reputation thresholds when we leave beta?

This topic has already been discussed over at math.stackexchange, and it might be reasonable that we discuss it here, too. The most important changes in the reputation thresholds are, in my opinion: ...
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How or why does one gain 2 rep points for posting an answer?

Earlier this evening, I posted an answer to the query Coloring in Table of contents. Since I was already at the daily limit for rep points prior to posting this answer, the first 3 upvotes didn't ...
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Not getting reputation points for suggested edits

I think the reputation system is broken... I have edited some questions and tags (TeX main site) and I do not have received the corresponding pontuation. Am I wrong? EDIT: Today I have only 54 ...
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I lost my reputation point of about 40. Why?

Several days ago my reputation point was about 440 in total, but now it becomes 409. I haven't offered any bounty. Where is the missing point now? Could you help me to investigate it?
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Is there a limit on upvotes?

Just curiousity really, but I noticed in the recent days that one of my posts How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? get plus/minus 10 point votes recently ...
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Serial upvoting reversed shows incorrect day reputation

I read on the help page Should I be concerned about reversal statements on my profile? No, not at all. It's only an indication of reputation change. After all, we can't control the actions of ...
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How can one lose reputation by posting a comment?

This is to report a curious effect. I just lost 2 reputation points (not that I care) and my indicator shows The linked post is a deleted question, and all I did was to add a comment there. This is ...
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Yearly Reputation is off by 101

My current reputation is 2347. But when I look at the reputation for the year it is 2246. I only joined in 2011, so can't figure out why that would be? Just curious.
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How do I get my reputation up to 15 so I can upvote?

Do I just have to spend hours trawling the site to find that one unanswered question that I happen to know the answer to?
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Negative reputation?

Let us see this screen (29th November 2013): I know that Marien..., oh, Donut E. Knot, has many names and this is a source of a strange value. But should I communicate such behaviour of the platform ...
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System miscalculates reputation when determining if reputation cap is reached?

The system has counted me as reaching the cap on reputation for the day when I have not, in fact, done so. Here's a screen shot: Unless I am just hitting a complete blind spot on this, I have 190 ...
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What is “% accept rate”?

The title really says it all...how is this number computed?