Posted questions and answers are given numerical values and colors. How are these determined? Is there a link to a description of the methods used to arrive at particular results?

Previously I had gotten a reply about colors for answers. I would like to understand the whole picture.

  • There is only color for answers, no for questions. You have numerical values on both though. – Isabella Sep 24 at 21:15
  • @ Isabella How are the numerical values determined.? Is there a link to a description of the process? – herb steinberg Sep 24 at 21:20
  • Well when people upvote the answer or question, the number increases from 0 to 1, from 1 to 2 and so on. Similar when they downvote.. I don't know if such link exists. – Isabella Sep 24 at 21:24
  • @ Isabella When I look at answers that I have given, there are ratings all over the place +10, +20, +35, and an occasional negative number. Where do these numbers come from? – herb steinberg Sep 24 at 22:46
  • Oh you meant that numbers..See, 1 upvote on one of your answers means +10 points of reputation to you. 2 upvotes means another +10 points. So now you have a total of +20. If OP accept your answer then you receive +15 points. – Isabella Sep 24 at 22:58
  • If you receive a negative numbers means someone doesn't likes you.. lol . When someone downvote your answer I think you lost -1 or -2. I am not sure about it. – Isabella Sep 24 at 23:00
  • So all this number comes from people upvoting or downvoting or deleting – Isabella Sep 24 at 23:01
  • If it's about reputation (e.g. +10, +15, etc), you can see your own reputation breakdown on math.stackexchange.com/users/501262/… . For more details, refer to the help center: What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? – Andrew T. Sep 25 at 8:33
  • @ Andrew T How did this "reputation" system develop and who did it? – herb steinberg Sep 25 at 15:18

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