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Questions tagged [reputation]

The reputation tag will be used to ask questions dealing with reputation.

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How do the reputation scores work?

I'm stuck: If I look at reputation scores for "week", "month", "quarter", "year" I find for a top scorer like José Carlos Santos the reputation scores 530, 305, 305, 75.3 For myself I find 30, 30, ...
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Reputation points earned solely by asking questions

During the recent moderator election I found myself wondering if there are any high-rep users (> 10K) who have amassed that many reputation points solely by asking questions and not by answering any. ...
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MSE reputation on my resume

Though my reputation isn't that high, can I still put it on my resume while applying for an admission in a premier Mathematical Institute? Does having a good reputation on MSE counts as an ...
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Reputation change doesn't appear in the “feed”

So the election for a new moderator are at the last phase and after reading what the candidates have to say I voted, and so I got Constituent. From the moment I ...
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Is $-706$ points for “user was removed” a new record?

I occasionally lose $10$ or $20$ reputation points for "user was removed", and maybe sometimes it's been as high as $50,$ but this time it's $706.$ Is that a new record? Is it said that if the user ...
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How can I lose today $176$ reputation points? [duplicate]

This is probably a silly question. Looking at my reputation points five minutes ago, I notice that I lost $176$ reputation points because user was removed. Is there a way to know and see the list of ...
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Where did my reputation go?

I just noticed, that I lost $15$ reputation points. It is common that you lose some reputations points from time to time due to the deletion of members. Normally the loss is shown on your profile. But ...
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When is an upvote worth just one reputation point?

I noticed that the last upvote I received was worth only one reputation point. Is it because I have reached the daily limit or is there some other reason for it?
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Grey score since a few days

Since a few days my score has become grey (picture below). It has always been white. Is it just the website that has changed? Has anybody had the same 'problem'?
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Deletion of my answer did not lead to reputation loss [duplicate]

Recently (more than 24 hours have passed) one of my answers got deleted, as collateral damage. However, it is strange that my points +98 (10-2) have not been revoked. In my experience when I was ...
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200 reputations limit per day [duplicate]

Is the reputations obtained in one day over this limit can be reported for the next day? If not, don't you think it might be a risk of loosing motivation answering after that very limit? (Just ...
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Request for explanation of rep change due to recent answer of mine

Today I see a $-15 $ change in my Reputation due to my recent answer but it does not say "User was removed" and my A has no votes and no comments. So I am wondering what happened.
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How to handle downvoting sprees [duplicate]

Are there any systems in place to combat down-voting sprees? Presumably I offended someone (I really don't know how or whom) so they went to my page and downvoted every question I ever asked back-to-...
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Negative points [closed]

This piss me off! I answer a question and I got 2 up votes. First I got 4 points for 1st up vote and then I g0t even -2 points for second up vote. And moderator is ignoring me. I flag the answer ...
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User with less reputation than expected.

According to https://math.stackexchange.com/users/54911/twiceler?tab=profile, this guy has 6863 reputation, but he answered a question with 756 upvotes with a +400 bounty. That should warrant him at ...
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Is there some bonus for New Year answers?!?

I've just posted an answer to a question. To be precise, the timestamp reads 2018-01-01 15:09:53Z. Almost at the same time, I was happy to notice I had an upvote in ...
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Why does Math.SE not show the user's reputation in the homepage?

See this image of TeX Stack Exchange: This shows the user's reputation. But Mathematics Stack Exchange doesn't show it:
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how to fully track reputation changes

I've been reading extensively Where reputation disappears but in the end I'm still unable to fully follow my reputation changes. In particular the latest I observed was the loss occured exactly at the ...
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Does anyone try to game the reputation system?

The quality of answers on MathStackExchange correlates strongly with reputation score. Relatively few users have high reputation, and so it is noticeable when, exceptionally, a high-rep user posts ...
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My Mathstack reputation decreased without any reason.

My Mathstack reputation decreased without any reason. Can anyone explain this action? A reason of this would be very much appreciable!!! before after reputation page
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Reputation without upvote

HypGeomUpvote How did it add to reputation without upvoting in answer?
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Is it good to do too much edits?

I love to see things organized and tidy, especially at somewhere I like to be there, for example this site. Math which does not expressed in proper $\LaTeX$ format makes me weird so I often edit posts ...
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Why is the user search so out of date?

When I press "Users" right below the logo on the main page, I am presented with a search engine. Here I can type in the name of a user, and get a list of all users with that name. I searched myself. ...
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Targeted deletion of questions

On my reputation tab in Math SE, I found out that I have lost 28 reputation in total from deleted questions, which is more than 20% of my total reputation. I think that this is an important issue, ...
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Is it possible that a user has positive reputation with only negatively scored posts?

This user has accepted no answers, answered no questions, received no bounties, and received no association bonus. They also seem (as far as I can tell) to have only edited their own questions. If any ...
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How can I find out why my reputation score decreased?

On a few occasions I find that my reputation score has decreased by a few points, presumably because an answer I once gave was down-voted. It would be nice to know which answer was down-voted so that ...
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Losing of points after removing of the post

Is it possible for a user to lose points of reputation which were never gained by him? I mean situation when a user has reputation above 2k and some post is edited by him and then after some days ...
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Why reputation is returned to a person from deleting a bad question?

I've noticed that if I post a question, and it gets an up vote(+5 rep), and I accidentally delete it, the reputation is deducted from the account. BUT, if it has negative votes(-2 rep), and I delete ...
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Will deleting my own downvoted question negatively affect those who responded?

Suppose I ask a question, and get several helpful responses, and select one as best answer. The respondents enjoy upticks in reputation when I and others vote their answers up. Should my question ...
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Wanting to share credit with answer editor

I answered the following question recently: Which one of these options is false? If one sees the edit history of the answer here : https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/2203627/revisions It can be ...
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Downvote an answer [duplicate]

I noted that if I downvote an answer I lose one point. However I don't understand the reason of this. If I downvote an answer which is wrong, I help the other reader to understand which answers are ...
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bounty deduction at start or end of period?

GBThm_PhysicsProof I started the bounty for a week. Is it deducted normally right away or after one week?
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Add reputation to one of the answer of my question

How can I add reputation to one of the answer of my question in the math.stackexchange. Thanks
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Sum of reputation on created on M.SE

I understand the reputation system, it works, among other things, as a reward to those who contribute. I also tend to think of reputation also as a measure of value created by M.SE; when I gain a ...
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Deduction in rep for downvoting

If I downvote someone's answer with detail in the comment as to why, then why is my reputation deducted ( by -1). I am helping the community. Reputation is hard to earn, and if it's deducted every ...
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Why does ‘association bonus’ exist?

I was surprised this morning seeing that my account had just exceeded 200 reputation and was awarded +100! Apparently this is the so-called ‘association bonus’, which also caused my reputation in Ask ...
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Extra reputation?

Why have I got +16 reputation on this question when clearly it only has received 2 up votes. Why does it make sense to describe complex numbers through powers of $e$? Not that I'm complaining.
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A rule on subtracting reputation points

I just wondered why I was subtracted by $100$ reputation points in here dated May $11, 2013$? I would be glad if somebody explain so I would be aware with this for future purposes. I just wondered why ...
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Getting reputation back after deleting answer

Today it happened to me 2 times, I posted answer to questions and I got 3 (and 1 on another answer) downvotes on my answer. After that I deleted my answers. Then after some time when I check my ...
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Clearly Rejected Answer - Upvotes and Rep

Today there was a question on irrational and rational numbers. An answer was proposed that the author of the question clearly rejected both in a comment explicitly saying 'I can't accept this answer' ...
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What does “removed” suggest in my reputation history? [duplicate]

I recently lost 2 reputation points from my math.stackexchange account with the word "removed" written next to it. Also next to removed was "break map components down to direct sums" which I assume ...
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Why exist users with negative reputation?

Looking at the list of users, if one goes to the final page, one notices that there is people with negative reputation. Why they have negative reputation? Isn't "$1$" the minimum a user could have of ...
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Repping the Editors

Is there a way for me to rep people for edits that I like to my posts? I especially want this myself because the community might like me more if I am able to reward those who typeset my posts.
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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says “-2” and “removed”.

About an hour ago, my reputation was decreased by 2. I was curious, because I usually do not receive down-votes. However, when I got on my profile page, I was really confused. What does this "removed" ...
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Reputation tab seems to be insensitive to deletion of upvoted answers

For some reasons I've deleted today one of my answers which had three upvotes (and strangely enough, no downvote). Usually my reputation should decrease by 30 points, but this time nothing happened. ...
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Why Reputation is Locked After a Serial Up-Voting?

On August 21st, I saw that I have -195 in my reputation page (See the picture below). It was written voting corrected. Then I checked out the related help page for it. I realized that I was a victim ...
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Special reputation points for elegant answer.

As this is Meta-MS, I would like to ask an opinion question. What do you think about the possibility of giving extra reputation points for elegant solutions? By elegant solution I mean: Clear ...
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Why should someone receive reputation if someone else edits their terrible question into a good one?

Consider the following situation. User A asks a terrible question. It is attracting close votes. User B edits it to a decent question and the question starts receiving upvotes. User A receives the ...
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Sorting user reputation by questions rep or answers rep

Is there any way to sort the user list by reputation earned through questions only? (Or through answers only?)
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Reputation icon keeps showing +5

About an hour ago I asked a question on Meta, and somebody recently upvoted it. Around the same time, somebody upvoted this question on the main site. Something very weird is happening. To be ...