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Congratulations to Brian M. Scott!! (200K edition) [duplicate]

It's been a little more than two weeks since our last celebration, but today another math.SE user has passed the 200K barrier! Prof. Scott's habit of providing fantastic answers to questions of all ...
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Congratulations to André Nicolas! [duplicate]

Congratulations on reaching $200,000$ reputation! I think I speak for us all when I say that your posts here are greatly appreciated.
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Congratulations, Asaf! [duplicate]

Congratulations to Asaf for joining the 100k club (Arturo, Qiaochu, André, Brian, Did). Your contributions are always appreciated!
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Congratulations, André! [duplicate]

Since yesterday, the number of 100k+ users on MSE has doubled, courtesy of André Nicolas. I think congratulations are in order!
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Congratulations, joriki! [duplicate]

Congratulation to joriki for getting $100,001>100,000$ reputation! Thanks for you amazing answers! You've helped a countless number of people in the M.SE community. I will wish you, on the behalf ...
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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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Congratulations, Gerry Myerson! Gerry Hits 100K Reputation!!! [duplicate]

Gerry Myerson has just hit $100,000$ reputation on MSE (and EXACTLY $100,000$ rep as I write too). I just wanted to congratulate him for reaching such a big milestone and to thank him for contributing ...
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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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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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Congratulations, amWhy hit 100k! [duplicate]

Congratulations to @amWhy for hitting the 100k mark today. As far as I know, she is the first woman to also reach this amazing milestone and we are lucky that she is a participant here!
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Congratulations to Robert Israel! [duplicate]

With Robert, we now have two rows of 100k members complete. Thanks for all your contributions... $\hskip2.3in$
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Congratulations, DonAntonio! [duplicate]

I'm all for another occasion to celebrate. DonAntonio has surpassed $100$k today! Congratulations, DonAntonio, for this impressive accomplishment! And just as important, thank you for your time, ...
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Congratulations, Bill! [duplicate]

Only a short while after returning, he has broken the 100k! Thanks for your answers, and congratulations, Bill!
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Reputation - Why do so many people care?

I apologize if this is a "dumb question", but I would really like someone to respond to this question. Why is reputation so important to people? I believe that some people answer questions and ask ...
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Reputation points for less elementary questions and answers are low

I've read yesterday in the meta section (by I don't remember exactly where) few comments about some recommendations to encourage less elementary questions and proofs by upvoting them. I have to ...
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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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Congratulations, Did hits the 100K!! [duplicate]

"Did" is now one of the top 5 users of Math.SE He hit the reputation score of 100K today!! Congratulations to him from the community!
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Reputation decrease citing “User was removed”

I look at my account reputation changes, and noticed several negative reputation changes, both citing 'User was removed'. Is this behavior documented/explained anywhere. I would appreciate some ...
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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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Promotion implies higher rep needed for privileges, and nobody has such

One of the consequences of being promoted out of beta is that much higher rep is now needed for all privileges - so high that very few users have such rep. Currently we have no 10K users and hence ...
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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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Can someone explain the “economics” of StackExchange points?

To date, I had not been bothering to formally accepting my best answer, and had a 0% acceptance rate. On a recent question I posed, I was informed that no one will answer questions with 0%. So, I ...
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What is the motivation behind capping daily reputation points at 200?

What is the motivation behind capping daily reputation points at 200? Is it because the mods think we should spend some time with our kids? And eat. And sleep. And bathe. And, if it's not clear, ...
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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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What is the Real Use of Reputation?

Despite some rights that are granted, when reaching a threshold, what is its real use? In my opinion the only real use is to start bounties, the higher the better. I have to admit that I'm more on the ...
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Congratulations once again, André!!! [duplicate]

From today André Nicolas is the top MSE user. Congratulations André!
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Why does the criterion for a good question change with reputation?

If a person asks a question on this site, they are supposed to provide their own attempt at solution, context, possibly even a reference to the problem source. We seem to remind newer people on this ...
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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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Average Q/A score?

Is it currently possible to get a mean score for either questions or answers for yourself, or other users? The motivation behind asking, is that sometimes total reputation is not always a clear ...
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How did I lose rep?

An hour or two ago, I seem to have lost rougly 50-60 reputation points. I have no idea how this happened. Maybe someone deleted a question containing an answer of mine? How can I keep track of such ...
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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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Does a user lose privilege if his reputation decreases below requirement by giving a bounty?

Here is a hypothetical question - Suppose I cross 1000 reputation and become an established user. Then I give 200 reputation as bounty on some problem, so my reputation goes down below 1000. Will I ...
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Net gain for a poor question

I have read a similar question on this meta in regards to users mitigating another users downvote, solely based on believing something shouldn't be a $-1$. I dislike this, since these users are ...
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Avoiding extended discussion in comments section with low rep user?

I know it's bad practice to have extended discussions in the comments section, and I understand why. But there is no way to move the discussion to chat with a low-reputation user, and in my experience ...
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Displayed reputation

This is going to seem like the smallest of potatoes, but has anyone noticed a change in how displayed reputation is rounded? Up until today, if one had, say, 17,750 reputation, then the reputation ...
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How can a question net minus six votes but gain two reputation points?

A recent question was posted by a user who had no other registered activity but had gained 2 reputation points. This would be possible if he had received (say) 4 up-votes and 9 down-votes, so that he ...
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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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Will un-accepting an answer affect someone's reputation?

If I accepted an answer, but later choose to un-accept it for whatever reason, will that person lose reputation points?
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Is it possible to donate reputation points?

I wonder if it is possible to donate reputation points.
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Why should the user profile only show “positive reputation changes”?

In the new user profile page if one enters a user page of someone that only received downvotes in the past few days, instead of that you see a note: This user has no recent positive reputation ...
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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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What's the daily reputation record?

My understanding is the most reputation one can gain in one day from votes is 200. But, through accepted answers, they can get another 15 per accepted answer. So, technically, there is no limit. Is ...
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“Copying” someone else's comment for an answer

This is similar but different to this question. I am often reading through current questions and, as I am trying to think of an answer see a helpful hint in the comments. Is it unethical to base an ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty? [duplicate]

At the time I'm writing this, I have 77 reputation. I was thinking to add a 50 rep bounty for this question, which has been unanswered for more than six months. If I do that, my reputation will go ...
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Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal?

I suddenly saw that I am 20 points short, and the reputation page says that a user was removed. I am now left to wonder which posts suffered from this drop. Is it possible to add some sort of way of ...
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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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The Thirty-Sixth-Best All Time Rep Score

Does anybody have an idea of how the 36th-most all-time rep score has evolved over the life of the site? Really, I am asking about the min rep score to be on the front page of the all-time users page....
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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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Downvotes and the maximum daily reputation

Due mostly to my two answers to the popular question Are there any open mathematical puzzles?, I received $35$ upvotes today (in the sense of UTC time). As a user can only receive reputation for $20$ ...
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Negative votes on meta should not be migrated as well

Do negative votes on questions that were incorrectly posted in meta and then being migrated to the main site, like this one (the main question here), carry over their reputation malus for the main ...