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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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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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Why not use Stack Overflow?

This is a summary of the comments, so that we can get an answer. There are a number of reasons why TeX.se exists, and StackOverflow is not the best place for asking TeX related questions. First and ...
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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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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?

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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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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Better experience on this website - Copying code to clipboard

It would be possible, but stackexchange powers declined adding it. There's a long thread on the main meta: Shortcut or button for copying posted code from Stack Overflow This would be so useful, I ...
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CAPTCHA despite logged in with good reputation

Being a user with good reputation doesn't mean you will never see a CAPTCHA. It does mean that you won't see it as much as a new/anonymous user. There are a lot of different factors that go into ...
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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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What is the preferred capitalization/spacing for the name of this site?

Capitalization first. The "X" in "LaTeX" is definitely capitalized. First, it is based on "TeX"; second, that is the way it is rendered by LesLie Lamport in his ...
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CAPTCHA despite logged in with good reputation

As Oded mentioned, there are a number of factors that may cause a CAPTCHA to appear. One of these is time. Perhaps the time was very short. I've typed up answers while riding the bus, and switching ...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

I think it has been said numerous times now, that we like to upvote. I am not active on the other mentioned SE places, but i would bet they don't have the users that contribute by giving good ...
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When are the questions on Stack Exchange archived

If by "archived" you meant "deleting the questions so that space on the server is preserved", then the answer is never. Stack Exchange in general only does soft-deletion; the content is almost never ...
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Which is more common: "TeX.SE" or "TeX.SX"?

Those of us who have worked in this area for a long time tend to use "X" as shorthand for terms that begin with the letters "ex": XML = eXtensible Markup Language STIX = ...
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When are the questions on Stack Exchange archived

Questions and answers are always available to the public and never archived from view, so everything is always accessible. If you want an idea of the size of the content, you can take a look at the ...
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Contact Staff Stack Exchange or with form or an email

The link for the staff is: https://tex.stackexchange.com/contact.
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