If it would be possible, I would love to give away from my own reputation points as a gift whom have helped me very much indeed. It is almost like a shame that, I could not pay them for their each hard works.


  1. Nobody here comes expecting to be paid.

  2. Upvotes give reputation; so does accepting answers.

  3. You can "pay it forward" by providing answers yourself.

  4. You can also "pay it forward" by offering bounties on questions (your own or other people's) and awarding them to answers you find particularly helpful. You probably don't want to overdo it, though: bounties are meant to be special. If there are too many bounties, they defeat the purpose of calliing attention to particularly worthy/interesting questions.

    This would probably be the closest to "giving away reputation" that you can come up with under the current set-up.

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    $\begingroup$ Or perhaps, "Nobody who comes here expecting to be paid stays for long"... $\endgroup$ – Arturo Magidin May 1 '12 at 3:36

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