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Should users that by now, should already have +2k but due to some reason have less than 2k, be suggesting edits?

I was observing that some users, by now, should already have 2k points or more, but due to say bounties here and there, have less than 2k.
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

Occasionally, a new user will ask a question for which a picture is required. Sometimes it's because they don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to convert a handwritten or typeset equation (often ...
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Answers being unaccepted

I'm fairly new to (Math) Stack Exchange, so I am hoping the community could shed some light on this: I answered a user's question, in a comprehensive manner, and the user up-voted and accepted my ...
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If I post a question or an answer, which gets upvotes, and I delete said post do I lose reputation?

My Question (most likely a duplicate, but I couldn't find such): If I post something (i.e a question or an answer) and it gets say 2 upvotes, and I delete said post do I then lose all the reputation ...
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After my questions is closed and deleted - is the reputation lost from downvotes returned?

Sorry I can't link to the question. I knew going in that I would get a few down-votes because the question was a little abstruse. I was willing to take my lumps. However, when the thread was ...
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3000+ reputation - what can I do now?

I would like to read the 3 paragraphs what I can do now after having achieved 3000+ reputation. I was offered to read them as I reached 3k rep, but now I cannot find it.
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Weird data in reputation leagues

I was looking at the reputation leagues for this site, and I saw something a bit odd: Notice that the number of users who have a reputation change of 10000+ is the same as the number of users with ...
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What happened with the PDE tag?

When you click on the "PDE" tag, you're redirected to a new tag "PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS". And you find all the old questions that were tagged as "PDE". Except that when you open the page of ...
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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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Reputation numbers and the meaning of some items in my control panel.

[I know I can't control anything in that panel but I had to choose a name for it.] When I enter math.stackexchange.com I can see a page (I'll call it p1) with a bar on the top containing, on the right ...
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Will the “comment everywhere” privilege be removed if my reputations go back below 50? [duplicate]

and what about other privileges? I have to extend my body of question! Why is this obligatory?! :)
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Does reputation change if an answer gets deleted due to deletion of original post by vote(s)?

I recently found that the following post $\lim_{x\rightarrow +\infty}\sqrt{x}e^{-x}\left(\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^{k}}{k!\sqrt{k}}\right)$ was deleted by vote(s) and as a result my answer also got ...
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Would it be a good idea to create a Bounty chatroom?

Would it be a good idea to create a chatroom for users to ask for bounties on questions (own or not)? Say OP (user) wants/needs an answer to a question (could be their own or not). But for some ...
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Association bonus bug

Is there a known bug about updating the rep-score after receiving the association bonus? (If the first picture is not clear it says 412 at the top of the graph about rep.) On the other sites (...
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Reputation went down.

My reputation went down 170 points before 5 minutes Also it has gone down many times, I have almost lost 1000 reputation and I cannot see the deleted posts. What is going on? It is not about ...
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Change in computation of “Announcer” badges?

I just received seven Announcer badges in math.se (plus one in MathOverflow) ... Coincidence? Was the method of computing them changed? A whole bunch of people suddenly followed all my links? ...
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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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Isn't rewarding question askers taking away from downvotes?

Recently there was a change made that gives question askers ten points for each up-vote. Doesn't this reduce the impact of down votes? A person can get 5 upvotes and 4 downvotes - with a reputation ...
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Progressive deduction in rep for downvoting

I asked a question why should I lose rep points when I downvote what I consider a wrong (or otherwise inadequate) answer. My question was donwvoted with the usual answer, ooh no, how would we stop ...
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Why did my reputation suddenly increase by 1500 points?

Yesterday my reputation on Math.SE was around 2450 points. Today I logged in and I saw, unexpectedly, that it is 3913. I have not gained any reputation since yesterday, according to my profile page. ...
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Why did my reputation not suddenly increase by 1500 points?

This question is a follow-up the recent thread Why did my reputation suddenly increase by 1500 points? where it was explained that everyone recently got an additional $+5$ points per upvote, ...
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How could a user with a single point cast votes?

This user has not been more than at least $15$ reputation. Why can they cast votes?
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Why don't I get reputation points for edits anymore?

It has now been 3 days. Although I edit questions, I do not get reputation points anymore. The edits have not been rejected. Any hints, please?
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Avoiding the lost of a user and the lost of more than 20k points [closed]

Using this query get post list of a deleted user or answers of a deleted user and estimated reputation of a deleted user I could realize that an specific no longer user had 722 answers and ...
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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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points for answers

I recently answered a question and the answer was awarded $35$ points. A few days later $15$ points were deducted. What sort of mechanism determines the number of points in the first place and where ...
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Why Reputation?

My question is about the effects of the reputation system, and one's reputation being displayed prominently on his screen and all posts. I understand that reputation is a way to keep the website clean,...
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Congratulations, Hagen von Eitzen! +100k !! [duplicate]

The number of +100k users has increased! Why? Because of the ~4000 excellent answers Hagen von Eitzen produced. All the hard work paid off. Congratulations!
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reputation points - how are they determined and by whom?

How and by whom are reputation points given? On May 30 I answered a post and it was rated +30. On May 31 it was rated +25 (I don't know if that was a replacement or an addition). On June 2 I ...
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Weird stuff with reputation [duplicate]

Something strange has just happened to my reputation. It suddenly fell from 3067 to 3032, but no reputation changes were indicated in my reputation tab. Does anybody know, what has happened? Is this ...
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Users with only 1 reputation but many posts. How can it happen?

Why can the reputation of a user still be 1 in spite of their many posts with high scores? Their reputation even did not changed after I voting up for their answer.
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Finding the identity of a deleted user

My reputation has been increased several times when a (down-voting) user was suspended or deleted from a StackExchange site. How can I find the (former) identity of the suspended user? This will ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

Yesterday I had a $-10$ reputation due to User Was Removed. Can I know which user was removed and in which answer I lost my reputation? Thanks for any reputation.
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Why I had lost my reputation while I do nothing and no one was removed?

My reputation now is $1.083$ but i remember that in a several day ago my reputation is about $1.1\text{k}$ I didn't downvote any answers and i didn't receive any notification about someone downvote ...
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Do I lose reputation if I answer a downvoted question?

Do I lose reputation if I am answering a downvoted question?
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Chat room reputation display mismatch

The screenshot below is taken from a CRUDE message. What does the number 17.4k mean under the commentator? My try: I guess it would be the highest per se reputation. However, his/her main site ...
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How democratic and fair is the reward/reputation system actually?

In the last couple years I have asked just a few questions on Mathematics Stackexchange and Physics Stackexchange. Recently I have become much more active. I now spend considerable time on Mathematics ...
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Does the reputation system encourage easy answers and low quality questions?

First of all, I need to say that I do not intend to start a controversial topic challenging the community. I'm trying to find a solution and understand the nature of MSE better to see whether it's the ...
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Will I get my reputation back if I cancel my down vote?

Will I get my reputation back if I cancel a down vote? Same for the person I vote down.
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What causes one to lose reputation from a question

About a month ago, I posted a question on MSE. It got 3 upvotes and no downvotes, but today I lost 4 reputation for that question. The question is linked below: Proof by showing equivalence of ...
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How do we earn reputation more easily?

I've been doing lots of problems and if I get stuck, I always seem to solve it and I can't find a problem that I can ask on the mathematics community to earn more reputation. Sometimes, I see ...
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Lost points explanation [duplicate]

(It's been suggested that this might be a duplicate of this question. It's not: I didn't want to see the upvote/downvote tally (although this would have resolved my confusion!), I wanted an ...
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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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