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Questions tagged [reputation]

For questions about reputation, 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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Why is there a reputation requirement for comments, but not for answers?

In the "low quality" and "first post" review queues, I regularly see answers that should have been posted as comments instead. In many cases, the poster even acknowledges this and points out that they ...
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What is the definition of a “high-reputation user”?

Multiple users have been removed recently, and just yesterday one account, which connected all of them, was deleted as well. On this occasion other people have been massively un-upvoted. Removed ...
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Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

I provided a comment to a question/answer about the scp command. Someone noticed a single character error in a command over there, and he was upset because it had cost him and his team time. I ...
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Do you gain points back when deleting question/answer?

It happens sometimes; you answer or ask a question, but people don't like it. You get downvotes. Hiding your head in shame, you delete your post, so that no one knows about this. Do you get your ...
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE ...
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Why is deleting answers discouraged?

I deleted two answers of mine, because after some thinking I came to the conclusion those answers were not very good and/or not really my field of expertise: how to allocate more storage for home ...
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Why did I get multiple awards for each tag edit?

I edited two tags: satellite and katello but it seems that I got +2 reputation twice for each edit: Any ideas why?
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How to get reputation here on Unix & Linux stack exchange?

I want to be part of the community, helping to upvote good answers, and answering questions. But, I need to get 15 reputation to do those things. It seems to me the only way to do that is to ask ...
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I don't understand the reason I lost rep for this question?

Specifically this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/194741/script-to-add-date-to-ping-not-working It was an honest question, but 7 people thought it was ambiguous, but an 8th ...
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Edited and got two points for it but it isn't showing up anywhere in my stats or achivements

I'm sorry that I can't give you the answer/question I edited with this question but I can't remember what it was, just that I've been on the lookout for day's now for it to show up in my stats/...
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Question won't let me post answer, saying I need 10 reputation. I have 101. What gives?

Wanted to post an answer to ssh connection to server closed after authentication immediately, but it says protected by Community♦ Dec 17 '14 at 23:23 Thank you for your interest in this question. ...
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Is the number of days with the daily rep limit reached shown somewhere?

There are badges for certain numbers (50?) of days on which you have reached the daily limit of 200 rep points. Is there an easy way to see how many such days have been there for you? For many badges ...
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Why is removing a question penalized?

I recently deleted a question about ext3/block tunables because I answered it myself and figured it had an obvious answer. Then I noticed that my reputation went down five points as a result. I was ...
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What, after reputation, determines the order of users on the /users page?

Yesterday I got to be exactly at the same reputation points level as another users, on the main /users -> all page. My info showed up on the page before the user that already had that reputation ...
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Accepting my own answer to my question

I had asked this question. No one answered it. I solved the problem on my system and answered the question. Is it OK to accept one of my own answers? I am asking this because there are no answers ...
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Why did I get -2 reputation without telling me why?

my reputation was 910 and when I refresh the page It becames 908, I have checked the achievement and INBOX and no reason is mentioned? Note: this happened to me several times this week, even when I ...
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Is it harder to score reputation on unix.se than on other StackExchange sites?

I cannot let go of the impression that scoring reputation on Unix & Linux is harder than on many other StackExchange sites (tex.se to name one). Is this just my subjective impression or is there ...
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Why did I get -10 reputation for “user removed”?

In my reputation dropdown, on the top bar, I see -10 reputation for "user was removed". When I click on it, it links to my own profile page. Why did this happen?
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Why did I get +1 Reputation?

On my profile, under the reputation frame, I see that I earned +1 reputation. I thought the minimum is +2 reputation. Please could someone explain this to me?
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Since I hit 2K rep, I no longer get reputation from edits. Is this intentional?

The title basically sums it up. I just edited a question and while I'm not 100% sure that I didn't get +2 reputation from the edit - since I didn't look at my reputation count before, only after - my ...
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Is this behaviour adequate? Shouldn't edits add content?

Hi fellows, I don't want to point fingers in here, but there is a user that has all his reputation from removing "thanks" and "hi". Except for a single answer with one upvote. I know (I read ...
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Missing reputation tab on meta.unix.stackexchange.com account page

I seem to be missing the reputation tab on my http://meta.unix.stackexchange.com account page, and options to view specific information about this subject through dropdown that is displayed by click ...
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How do meta reputation and badges work?

Unlike Stack Overflow meta, I've noticed that here all my reputation points have been transferred over from the main site. But not badges. Will my reputation be synced between the two? If so, why ...
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Able to set Bounties at 74 rep?

I have just received a notification saying that I can now set bounties. But I know I can't until I have at least 75 rep. I currently only have 74 rep on Unix & Linux. Can someone please help me ...
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All reputation from main site represented as 'new' on meta

All of my reputation from Unix SE just appeared as 'new' to me on my meta profile. I have visited meta before (and it didn't display it all as new before). Is this a bug, or is it intended?
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mistakenly awarded a badge

I down-voted a discussion in unix.SE by mistake (mouse moved when I went to click up-vote). I already corrected my vote. But I was awarded a badge unfairly. How do I request to have the critic ...
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What's the best way to get more points?

I feel like I'm stuck below 1000 and can't seem to break the glass ceiling! Voting, Answering, Asking? What's the best bet for slowly but surely raising my points?