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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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Answer reveals problem is package bug: Delete question?

We would typically keep bug-related questions around, but close them. Formerly it was a straight-forward "too localized" closure (which made sense), but now it's more common to vote as being "off ...
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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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Why does a downvote change the daily reputation even when the user has not counted upvotes?

Sadly this is status-bydesign, even though it sucks. Votes are accounted for at the time of casting, rather than at the end of the day. The only voting excluded from the per-day reputation cap of 200 ...
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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 award extra reputation for an answer?

According to the help center reputation are gain in particular for: answer is voted up: +10 answer is marked “accepted”: +15 (+2 to acceptor) bounty awarded to your answer: + full bounty ...
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How to award extra reputation for an answer?

If you are willing to offer some of your own reputation for a correct answer, set a bounty.
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When will @egreg reach 654321

18-05-18 08:05:08 UTC
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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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