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

Several reasons: We vote a lot, and we vote up. We have a narrow scope, which means there are people who can answer almost any question. For some people, TeX and friends is almost a religion which ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

As Tom and David mentioned in the comments, we just upvote. Even if one feels the urge to downvote a question or an answer, we encourage different approaches, like leaving a comment to help make the ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

While I wholeheartedly agree with this attempt, I refuse to do anything about it. Any site that has this much traffic should be able to hire proper UX experts and get rid of this mind-numbing stupid ...
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Winterbash 2016 participation

Upvote = Yes! Please sign us up for hats! Downvote = No thank you, I'd rather enjoy a regular day at the office.
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

Mae hwyaden TeX SE yn pleidleisio'n aml iawn. Esbonnir popeth gan hwyaid. Gerald_G, Rubber Duck Family TeX SE's duck votes frequently. Everything is explained by ducks.
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

I upvote. A lot. People vote for my answers, so I have to vote. It's rare I don't upvote a question I answer to: as one of the moderators once told me, “if you deem a question worthy answering, then ...
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Using TeX to help others

You can not expect others give you ideas or solve practical issues pointing packages etc... That totally depend on the application and each application has different requirements. Not to mention that ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

A list of (probably) all posts that show this problem is returned by the following query https://data.stackexchange.com/tex/query/695628/posts-probably-affected-by Which returns 11554 postings, this ...
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Winterbash 2015 participation

Upvote = Yes! Please sign us up for hats! Downvote = No thank you, I'd rather enjoy a regular day at the office.
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

In addition to some of the observations that we vote a lot, I think there's another reason why that voting occurs: we value substantial answers over short one liners, and we tend to comment on answers ...
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Do we have a low answer-acceptance rate here?

Here is a timeline of how things changed on this site since 2011 (I used a year-specific extraction of a data query). More specifically, it shows the cumulative questions and accepted answers as well ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

Yes, we do vote a lot, but I think it's much more than that. This community is very positive. We don't compete against each other (except perhaps playfully when we comment along the lines of "you ...
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Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue

On behalf of the team, thank you very much to everyone who participated in fixing the backslash problem. It really was excellent, amazing work. Editing is always underappreciated, and this must have ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Restore {Tag} braces // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, braced tags // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at document-start // ==/UserScript== ...
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The duck giveaway 2016, seasonal edition

According to my random number generator I choose 9 and 99 http://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

Whenever I google a LaTeX issue, I end up on tex.SE. Now, that may have to do with my filter bubble, but it's also the best resources for LaTeX-related trouble, no questions asked. So I routinely get ...
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Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Making the white background less white // ==UserScript== // @name _TeX SE, Swap background colour // @match *://tex.stackexchange.com/* // @grant GM_addStyle // @run-at ...
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What is your motive to put time and effort into looking for unanswered questions? would it cease someday?

It always amazes me to find that my question asked almost day or more before got an answer Remember the world is in fact round and some people are asleep when you ask the question. So any answer that ...
15 votes

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

Had they had been voting as much as we did then it would be an anomaly. We can easily cover their two pages with our very same top rows, compare them too: SU voters: SF voters: Again, on behalf of ...
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Vote early and often!

I've gone through a number of changes in my behaviour on the site since I joined more than 5 years ago. The reputation bug is a big driver for any newcomer to the site. However, while receiving ...
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15 votes

The duck giveaway 2016, seasonal edition

12 (For the number of wing feather tips on the last contest duck) 5 (For the number of top knot feather tips on the last contest duck) p.s. He says you have to rerun the winner selection if these ...
13 votes

Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Update: The style has been fixed in the "vanilla" website. This change seems no longer necessary. Restore the old code appearance // ==UserScript== // @name TeX SE, code display // @match ...
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Using TeX to help others

TeX and friends play a very important role on things I do. Let me see if I can talk about a couple of them. Religious I'm the coordinator of a small choir in a parish. I decided to come up with a ...
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Do we have a low answer-acceptance rate here?

Acceptance is something that new users genuinely don't know about. Contrary to the common belief that Stackoverflow is super well-known it is basically not known outside coding circles. As these ...
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12 votes

Make TeX.SX look nice again!

Disable left hand menu side bar Note this is not a user script, this feature is built into the StackExchange website. This has been mentioned in the comments, but just for reference here are the ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

Upvoting is free, upvoting is fun. There are many different reasons to upvote a question or answer. Oh interesting question, upvote. Oh, somebody posted an answer to my question, upvote. Or as a ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

A few factors I don't think have been mentioned above: There's often more than one right way to do things, or a best way and a most suitable way. This can lead to multiple highly-voted answers for a ...
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