Questions tagged [reputation]

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What other ways beside rep can gauge the quality of a user's contributions?

After hearing a response from my own suggestion to improve our gauge of a member's usefulness to the community, I've since had a change of heart on the solution, go ahead and down vote it, my previous ...
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A Fresh new solution to the problems of rep

(This is a reconstruction, also I've had a change of heart) I suggest that we replace the rep system with a system based on the average number of votes each user receives. For instance, in this ...
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Lost reputation with no indication as to why [duplicate]

I appear to have lost 75 reputation with no indication as to why. On meta it shows the 14019 but in the main site it shows 13944. I was wondering what happened (wasn't sure if this is the correct ...
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Number of awarded points is not being displayed correctly.

Lately I've noticed a strange bug-like behaviour of the site: As you can see, I was awarded +5 points for a question. However the little box on the top of the screen says that I've got +3. I know ...
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Why reputation is not changed w.r.t Net votes?

I mean to say that when anybody asks a question here and he/she gets an upvote, his/her reputation is increased by $5$ and when he/she gets a downvote at the same question, his reputation is decreased ...
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Losing rep when a Q is removed

this post: 'How to Solve It: Add Your Heuristics' has been removed. I had an answer on it which made me 20rep, which I have now lost. But it wasn't my question, so why has my rep been lost?
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Should Reputations Gained from Answers Be Removed When a Question Is Deleted?

This is just a soft question asking for people's opinions on a certain situation. This afternoon I lost 38 reputation, and I had no idea where it went. I started typing a question to ask about it, ...
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Users without enough reputation offering bounties

When you offer a bounty of, say, $50$ on some question to get it more focused, that many reputations get deducted from your acquired reputation. $50$ being the minimum reputation for offering bounty, ...
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Losing my reputations day by day [duplicate]

Yesterday I have lost 15 reputations in Mathematics Stack Exchange. Today it is 35! I didn't delete any problem or any answer. There were no notifications, no messages. I don't know what to do for ...
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Lost 3 rep to a user being removed

My question is: what activity could I have done to gain 3 rep to be lost when the user left?
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I want to help but I cannot because the questions are already answered by high-level users

Whenever I browse the QUESTIONS tab in math.stackexchange, I notice that all the questions, even the very basic ones, are already answered. And I also notice that even elementary questions are ...
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Today and yesterday I noticed new users who were able to access suggested edit reviews [duplicate]

The first review queue one gets access to is first post and late answers at a rep of 500. How are some new users getting access to these reviews when they aren't global moderators and this is the only ...
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Removed Question vs Reputation

Recently, I lost $60$ points of my reputation because a question was removed. The question wasn't a Spam, it was a simple question of fractions but useful for the OP. The question was Determine if $\...
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Why my reputation decreases by 1 when I down vote [duplicate]

I have seen that when I have down voted some answer that is just posted and has no votes. My reputation gets decreased by 1. Also it does not happen every time it, it only happens when the person who ...
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Where reputation disappears

Is there any possibility to deduce why 25 of (my) reputation disappeared probably this night? It is not the problem of reputation, but the lack of information is rather strange. On tex.stackexchange....
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Some downvotes are missing from the reputation tab?

Not so long ago I could see in my reputation tab which questions/answers have been downvoted, but it seems now this feature is gone. Is it me or is this a new policy which I'm not aware of?
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Question regarding checking points in upvoting for an answer.

For an answer to a question, I am receiving 18 points. But I could see in the post only one upvote has taken place. For what I am having extra 8 points. How to check when we are receiving extra points?...
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Serial up-voting reversed?

Today$^{[2]}$ I came across some MSE user profile and noticed that (s)he lost almost $10$k reputation on single day the reason being Serial up-voting reversed AFAIK This faq post on meta says ...
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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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Unchecking answers

I wonder whether unchecking an answer causes some loss of reputation to the answerer. A user that I hold in great esteem for his skills as a brilliant mathematician and a clear and patient teacher ...
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Should upvoted comments gain reputation?

Why don't we give reputation for upvoting comments? I don't know what else to say. It seems like, just like the answer, they often give valuable insights that just don't accomplish the task from start-...
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Reputation gained from an accepted answer and an upvote.

Has there been a change in the reputation earned from receiving both an upvote and an accepted answer? It should be 15 + 10 points earned, yet this accepted and upvoted answer only earned me 15 ...
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What happened to my reputations?

Why does it happen sometimes that reputations go down without any notifications ? Other day When I logged out the reputation was $912$. Next day when I logged in again the reputation became $908$. ...
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Display reputation decreases in the top-bar indicator

Generally, a reputation increase is indicated by a green indicator. Can there be an indicator for reputation decrease as well? This is because sometimes we don't know, when suddenly our reputation ...
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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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reputation for acceptance missing for answer that was temporarily deleted

Yesterday, I wrote this answer, but then realized that the OP had considered breaking things into specific cases, so I deleted my answer. Right after I deleted my answer, I saw that the OP had ...
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Updates to reputation do not show up under the ACHIEVEMENTS menu [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right forum, but after the last failover test, updates to reputation do not show up under the ACHIEVEMENTS menu. Also, it used to be that my rep. on meta and mse were the ...
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What do the numbers on the Users page mean?

On the user search page of the Math SE site (shown by the picture below), there are numbers that appear below each username. At first I thought these were reputation points of each user, but ...
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Downvoting can be identified easily?

I noted that giving a downvote to an answer deducts $-1$ from one's own reputation. But this means, downvoting can be identified by a change from odd to even reputation $-1$ (and vice-versa)? For ...
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Returning lost reputation after removal of downvoted question or answer.

I noticed that today my reptutation was lower than it was yesterday. As a result of a user removing his or her account, I had lost some reputation. This got me looking at my reputation history. ...
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Asking better Questions

I never got my question on Bergman Spaces answered with any good quality and it received only $1$ upvote and some nonsequitor comment from a very high reputation user, while a similar post about ...
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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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I miss 10 rep points

This time I'm pretty sure: I had 9702 yesterday and two upvotes on an answer and one on a question. But my total rep is 9717. Ten more or less don't matter, but strange it seems to me... I gained ten ...
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Reputation Change without Notification

I'm pretty sure that yesterday my rep was 9489. It then changed to 9499 and later to 9497. I didn't get any notification. Are there recalculations running?
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reputation on joining new site

I have joined Programmers recently but I have not received the 100 reputation as stated in FAQ about increasing reputation. Am I missing something ?
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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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Why will the green rectangle showing rep increase not disappear? [duplicate]

As most of you know, when you gain rep, you see a small green rectangle at the top of the page showing how much rep you earned. Usually I can make it disappear by clicking on it twice. I clicked on ...
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-70 reputation for no apparent reason [duplicate]

Could someone take a look at my (main user) profile and shed some light on the 70 reputation that went missing today? It simply states "user was removed". Thank you!
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A question about Daily reputation limit

If I reach maximum reputation of $200$ a day and still get upvotes, will I get more of my reputation back the next day?
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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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Many Questions versus Many Answers [duplicate]

I have noticed at times that there are some users who have never asked a single question, yet (very skillfully) answered hundreds (or thousands) of questions. By so doing they naturally accrue a great ...
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Downvoted when you have 1 reputation

I know that when you downvote, you lose 1 reputation, but when you get downvoted, you lose 2 reputation. Also, when you have at least 1 reputation, you can ask questions or provide answers. But what ...
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Would awarding a bounty in order for the other user to get some particular privilege be considered a misuse of bounty system?

I suppose the title says it, but to give a more detailed explanation: Suppose that some user does not have certain privilege and for some reason I want that user to have this privilege. If the user ...
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Reputation difference between regular site and meta site [duplicate]

I've noticed a discrepancy between my reputation on the Math.SE website and that on the Meta.Math.SE websites. This question seems to suggest that the two should be the same and that they're updated ...
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Point System Query

Can someone please explain to me how the point system works? For many upvotes I get nothing, for some I get +2, for some comment upvotes I get nothing.... for other upvotes I get +10. What is the ...
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Who's the top rank on this site?

Is there a way to know? The highest I've seen is 116k but I'm sure there is a way to know this. I'm just going to keep writing because the thing on my right won't let me post this question without ...
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My answer was upvoted and accepted, but nothing happened with my rep. What can be the reason of that?

My answer was upvoted and accepted, but nothing happened with my rep. What can be the reason of that? This is my first quesetion on 'meta' and I would not be surprised if this is not the right place ...
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"User removed" notification [duplicate]

So this just came into my rep notifications. What is it about? I am guessing that "User was removed" means that someone had once upvoted a question (because of the 5) of mine and now that $+5$ rep is ...
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Question About Serial-Upvoting

There some people who serial upvote with a fake account in order to gain reputation. But I am wondering if some people spread out their votes and vote on some other questions and answers like they are ...
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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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