Questions tagged [reputation]

Reputation is a measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.

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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

At present, the reputation threshold for creating new tags is at 300, making this accessible for relatively new and inexperienced users. A lot of new tags created now (2022) are unnecessary, or simply ...
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Preventing minor stylistic edits on old, duplicated posts (or not pushing those posts at the top of the feed)

(Related to this question, which refers to users editing their own questions to make it appear at the top of the feed) I just reviewed about 5-6 suggested edits which were all the same: the user ...
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Are new answerers feeling like they "speak into the void"? And can we help?

It is known that CV has a large and growing number of unanswered questions. If that is to improve, increasing the number of people who answer questions and/or help clean up (downvote, edit, comment) ...
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Just had 170 points removed. Excessive?

It is claimed that when a user is removed points will not be taken away when that would result in in an excessive loss of reputation. What is excessive? -170 points is more reputation than most people ...
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3 upvotes (on answer) yielded only 10 reputation. Why not 30? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I posted this answer: https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/350970/117812 which yielded 3 upvotes, no downvote. My "latest achievements" (goblet icon) says that I have achieved 10 reputation ...
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How come I can see the reputation history of other users?

If I go to some other user's profile and look at the Activity tab, then reputation tab, I can see the history of her/his ...
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Do answers with equations and formulas in them get more votes?

I have this hypothesis. Ceteris paribus the answers that have formulas (equations) in them get more votes than plain English answers. Do you agree?
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I have 50 rep. Why can I not start a bounty?

The help center explains that the minimum offer for a bounty is 50 reputation. I have enough repuation to do so now, but I do not see a link to start a bounty under any question, no matter how old. ...
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What happens to reputation if an upvoted answer is moved to another SE site?

As per object: if a question which received some upvotes is moved to another SE site, what happens to the OP reputation? Does her/his reputation on CV decreases, and the reputation on the other site ...
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How do I find what percent of my points come from which tags?

If I assume that for an answer that I give to a question, the tags take equal shares of the points I have been voted, how do I make a ranked list of tags that gives tag name, tag rank, and sum of ...
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Why do gibberish answers get any upvotes?

It seems you can get upvoted for no apparent reason :) (source https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/270116/35989)
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Why am I not notified and my reputation is not increasing when my comment is upvoted?

I had an upvote of a comment but I did not see it, neither in my Inbox nor in reputation. Is it normal? Reputation is less important, compared to not seeing this activity in my Inbox.
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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

Is there a rich get richer phenomenon on CV and can we do something about it? I have a feeling that we, as a community (including myself), have a bias in up-voting, so that high-reputation users are ...
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Why can members with low reputation post bounties worth more than their total reputation?

Today on CV I saw an OP with a reputation of 6 points offer a 100 point bounty. The problem wasn't even difficult. It was a self study question and one person gave an answer of useful hints. By ...
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Why do we still lose points when a user is removed from the system?

I know that this has happened to me before and I know it happens to everyone from time to time. I don't understand why we still lose all our reputation points from a user just because he is removed ...
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Is there any way to detect / prevent user repeatedly performing minor edits to bring the post into top pages?

A new user (including me) may want more reputation from not so good question and answers. A way to make the post popular is making it to the top page. The trick I discovered is repeatedly doing minor ...
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How can a new user with not enough rep comment on a question that the same user has previously asked while unregistered?

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Polynomial regression with slope constrait in R This question is marked as duplicate of another question here. I posted previous question as well but ...
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Is the CrossValidated impact "people reached" formula generally available?

This may be proprietary, but does someone know how they translate page views of questions and "highly ranked" (what does this mean?) answers into 'impact'?
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GINI score - what does the distribution of reputation across CV look like?

Background: I was on Stack Overflow and they seem to have a lot more traffic and users there. It seems to make sense to me because knew many more CS majors than stats majors in college. This made me ...
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What happens to reputation score if checked answer to on-hold question?

I recently answered a question on CV and the asker checked my answer. Subsequently, the question was put on hold as off-topic. I invested time and effort into answering this question, and I believe ...
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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

I had got a reputation of 225 (200+) on a day, but wasn't awarded the Mortarboard badge. So, just wanted to know whether the badge is still active or is the explanation of the badge wrong; so that it ...
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All reputation is gone

I am sorry to post here but Cross Validated did a merge on my account and I lost all reputation points on my stats forum and I cannot post to meta without any reputation points. I don't know what this ...
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Why am I not gaining reputation for upvotes?

(Apologies if this is the wrong forum/format, I am open to guidance.) I posted a question yesterday (What is your favorite statistical graph?), modeled along the lines of another well received ...
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CrossValidated's rather extreme up-voting problem

Users have pointed out that it is very difficult for beginners to comment on questions, see this thread. These users particularly seem to emphasize that it appears Cross Validated has separate ...
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Would it be appropriate to allow cancelling a bounty for lack of responses?

I know that the bounty guidelines state that bounties are not cancellable for any reason. This makes a lot of sense to me and it's a good default setting. But I'm thinking specifically about a ...
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Transferring reputation from one platform to another?

Is there a way to transfer reputation from, say, stats stackexchange to math stackexchange? Is this planned? Many here are experts in one field (and can earn a lot reputation there), while they ...
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Points of information for lowly members

I'm looking at this page, which includes an R expression (for the gam function in the mgcv package). The R expression includes two elements (functions?) which do not appear on the help page for that ...
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Shouldn't commenting require less reputation than answering? [closed]

I'm not sure I understand why extra reputation is required to be able to comment on questions and answers. (At my level of reputation--16 in CrossValidated, though higher in some other areas of ...
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I have the min reqd. 10 reputation points so why am I not able to post image?

As required by the community, I've 10 rep points which are needed to post an image. I need to post a function as an image and my research is stuck with every passing day of inactivity, I honestly ...
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Maybe it is time to change the rule to delete rep votes when users are removed

Last night I lost 125 rep points because a user was removed. I suspect that other users of CV also lost many point because of this, particularly the high rep users. This is very unfair. A few days ...
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Is it possible to give yourself reputation points?

Yesterday I noticed that a person answered his own question. That didn't concern me so much because it looked like he honestly didn't know the answer but found it as he did more research. But what ...
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How do you lose reputation points by "User removed"? [duplicate]

Today I lost 60 reputation point and the message just read "user removed". Does that mean that a user was taken off the system and that when that is done the persons votes get removed from the system? ...
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Unclaimed bounty points: where did they go?

I set a bounty of 50 points on one of my questions last week. Unfortunately, it was never answered. After the bounty expired, shouldn't the points have come back to my account, since it was offered ...
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Issue with accept answer after it turns to community wiki?

I just attempted to change my favored answer to a new reply here and I got 2 points reduced reputation as not having an answer accepted. The context is that the answer was accepted before it turned to ...
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Missing reputation?

Yesterday, stats.SE showed I had a rep of 503. Today, it shows I have a rep of 501. The missing 2 points are not listed in my activity anywhere. Furthermore, meta.stats.SE still indicates that I have ...
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Reputation required for editing tag wikis and approving edits

I've now got over 5000 reputation, which I see means I can approve edits to tag wikis. However, I can't edit tag wikis until I reach 20000 reputation (see tag info for the 'distributions' tag, for ...
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Reputation in meta

I'm a bit puzzled by the fact that the reputation (but not the badges) is shared between CrossValidated and meta. StackOverflow has two different reputations for the parent and the meta website. Is ...
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