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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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When will @egreg reach 654321

Like Renaissance mathematicians did, I'll give my guess in encrypted form so as not to influence other participants. I expressed my guess in the format YYYY-MM-DD and issued echo ZZZZZZ YYYY-MM-DD | ...
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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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People >~10k rep: If you were to start over, how long do you think it would take for you to gain 1k?

How long (approx) did it take you to get to 1k? According to the site stats, I joined this site in May 2011, I posted my very first answer on 16 July 2011 -- siunitx: how can I avoid adding decimal ...
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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 am not sure but probably something like a year. I didn't understand the whole privilege system for quite a while (can't say I understand now) and only after I passed 2K the popups told me that I did ...
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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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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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When will @egreg reach 654321

I think he will never get to the target in 2018 due to several thousand questions about % at end of line being reclassified as duplicates and deleted resulting in a loss of most of his Rep. If I win ...
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How do I get my reputation up to 15 so I can upvote?

This may be one of the biggest issues new users face on any site on the Stack Exchange network: You want to contribute in a meaningful way, but are restricted until you've contributed in a meaningful ...
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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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When will @egreg reach 654321

Based on this query and linear extrapolation, it should be May 13th, 2018, 14:55:25
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What's up with the current monthly rep point totals on TeX.SE?

There's a scheduled job running each month to reset the counters. It failed December 1, 2020, sorry for this. That's why the November values are included, so it's too high. SE started a network wide ...
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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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A proposal to have a score for a comment

I don't think it's possible, otherwise, you'll get reputation points for a standard comment like this: Or funny comments like these: However, you can earn some badges for comments: Please ...
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When will @egreg reach 654321

18-05-18 08:05:08 UTC
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When I delete/annul my own posting/answer, how to ensure that reputation increase due to upvotes is also annulled?

From the Stack Exchange FAQ How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?: Reputation changes from bounties, ...
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How to reject a bounty?

No. Bounties are there to give questions additional exposure and are removed from the 'donors' reputation at the point they are set up. Even if the question involved does not gain any answers as a ...
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When will @egreg reach 654321

May 23, 2018 at around 12:00 noon. This is the cumulative, annual reputation of @egreg, post 2011 (the first year of joining): 2011: 54,140 2012: (+ 92,699; +71.2%) 146,839 2013: (+ 98,357; +6.1%) ...
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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?

How long (approx) did it take you to get to 1k? About six months. There was several reasons for this long period. No idea of LaTeX, nor SE rules (written and no written), my poor English not used to ...
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How can one lose reputation by posting a comment?

You did more than leave a comment. You also suggested an edit to that question back in Nov 2017 (just >1 year ago): and notice the "edit approved" status. It suggests your reputation back then was ...
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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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How do I get my reputation up to 15 so I can upvote?

I noticed that you have accounts on other sites in the Stack Exchange network, some of which have higher reputation than your TeX.SE account. Once any of your accounts reaches 200 reputation you will ...
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Placing more bounties than you have reputation

The person you are giving as an example has more than 200 reputation on others SE sites, so she or he had a +100 association bonus when coming to TEX S.E. If you add his 17*10 reputations gained for Q&...
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