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You can answer questions, without the need for reputation. Upvotes on those answers earn you 10 reputation. Just find a question in an area you are familiar with, preferably one which is recent and not yet answered (or answered and you have a better solution). You can also earn 2 reputation by correcting errors in a post. E.g by removing chit-chat Like ...


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Unfortunately reviewers are not perfect—and I think you just happened to run into two very, uh, not perfect reviews. Neither of the reject reasons are correct: fixing a syntax error clearly makes an answer more accurate and I'm pretty sure the answer's author intended to give the correct syntax. I don't think there is much you can do about a one-off mistake,...


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This is not an answer for everyone, but it was the correct answer for me: Participate on Another SE Family Site I'm a fairly infrequent user of several sites in the StackExchange network. However, I have answered several questions on StackOverflow. If you gain 200 reputation on a StackExchange site, you get an instant bonus of 100 rep on all other SE ...


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It's perfectly fine to accept your own answer to a question, regardless of whether it's the only one or one of many. The only thing that matters is that it answers your question, and you as the OP are marking an answer to denote that it solved your particular situation.


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It looks like jasonwryan explained your problem within one minute of posting. I would guess the reason people voted it as unclear is that commenting something out in code appears purposeful -- you actually managed to cut and paste that in without noticing. I wouldn't downvote this, but I would not compensate with an upvote either. The tooltip for the ...


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The -2 you lost were because a question you had edited (which gained you +2) was deleted by the author. When a question is deleted, the reputation changes associated with it are reversed as happened here. You also lost -4 reputation a couple of days ago because 2 questions you had edited were migrated away from the site because they were off topic. ...


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You aren't allowed to post comments, but you are allowed to post answers. The way to do that at the very bottom of the page: (You could say it's somewhat hidden, since the "add a comment" link is much closer to the question and the top of the page, especially if there already are some answers.) If you have an answer, write it there. (And be sure to ...


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See What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it? on the main meta. In short, a user who had upvoted one of your answers was deleted, so all their votes were removed as well, so you lost the 10 reputation you'd gotten from their upvote.


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All sites grant the same amount of reputation for the same events. But different sites have different propensity to vote, and upvotes are the main source of reputation. From the data explorer (data as of a few weeks ago), here are voting statistics for some Stack Exchange sites: the average number of upvotes and downvotes per non-deleted post; the rank is ...


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When you have at least 200 reputation on any site of the Stack Exchange network, you will receive an "association bonus" of 100 reputation points when you create a new account on any other site of the network. That's why you have a reputation of 101 here. Now, the question you tried to answer is protected, this means that you must have earned at least 10 ...


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You get a reputation bonus for editing only when your edit is reviewed by other uses and approved. You don't get a reputation bonus when your edit is immediately taken into account with no one reviewing it. At 2k reputation, you get the privilege to edit questions and answers without supervision. So you no longer get reputation from such edits. At 20k ...


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I think your reaction is both disproportionate (it certainly doesn't warrant the sort of emotive language you used: it's the Internet, it's not personal), and misguided. The user (whoever they are) deserves the reputation for their contribution. In all communities, there are a wide range of roles where people can volunteer their time, commensurate with ...


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I don't know exactly who you're talking about (and I have an idea who) but removing those items is perfectly fine, IMO. So what if he get's 2 points in this manner per edit, as soon as he gets to 2K that incentive goes away and if he continues then he's providing a service, which may be viewed as low value, but non the less it's providing the site with "some"...


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Fixing a wrong command is indeed a good edit, it's a shame yours got rejected. In the future, don't add the edit comment in the post just to get over the 6-character limit. Instead, fix some syntax / grammar, provide links to man pages or link an uncommon abbreviation to Wikipedia. There's always something to be improved (example). Also, you may be ...


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There's been 2 events that I'm aware of that recently took place. Both of these bothered me personally because these individuals were violating the "spirit" of how SE sites are suppose to work. Incidentally it seemed odd in retrospect in watching these two individuals because they both had many answers with high up-votes which seemed odd to be from my ...


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This was fixed within 24 hours. There is an automated script to detect this kind of abuse and revert the actions of serial voter accounts such as this one. No moderator intervention is needed, unless the problem is not corrected within 24 hours. More details in this question. Thanks @n8te, @muru and @slm for the comments! UPDATE: @RuiFRibeiro (who also ...


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The numbers shown there are the absolute number of pending review items. This includes things you've already cast a vote on and those you've submitted yourself. The SE devs have explained on the main meta that having the numbers be per-user is too costly and have chosen to cache it instead: Correct, @gnat: this is everything in review, even stuff that you,...


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You don't directly get or lose any reputation from deleting posts, but it does cancel out the reputation those posts gave. One of the answers was at +1/-0 upvotes/downvotes, and the other was +1/-1, so you'd received 18 rep total from those posts. You lose that rep when they're deleted, I assume because it would be odd to give credit for something that was ...


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Per-site metas don't have their own reputation, they inherit reputation from the parent site, so there's no need for a reputation tab on the profile page. The meta sites for the original three sites were created before we had per-site metas (which were created for SE 2.0 sites). The SU and SF metas were converted, but Meta Stack Overflow is unusually large ...


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Yeah, that bummed me out the first time I passed 2k on one of the sites too. Makes sense though, >2k is a well established user who no longer needs the tiny +2 of editing because their fascinating questions and incisive answers will soon catapult them to glorious heights. Or something along those lines anyway.


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The UNIX & Linux site is part of a larger Stack Exchange network, and as such uses many of the same settings & processes. There is a Meta Stack Exchange post, Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?, that describes the reasoning behind requiring 50 reputation points: We realize that new users may have valuable comments, and ...


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We have been communicating above in the comments section. You are required to have at least 50 reputation to make such comments (except for on your own questions as I'm sure you have discovered). Also note that you will not gain any reputation for making comments, you gain reputation for upvoted questions and answers (not the same as comments). This ...


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There's this link: https://unix.stackexchange.com/reputation, which, despite appearing to be a generic link, uses your current credentials to show your reputation changes. To help understand the format, please see How do I audit my reputation?


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Personally, I find that U&L is by far the easiest place to get rep. I'm active (as in >2k) on Super User, English, Biology and regularly visit Ubuntu and SciFi. Of these, I find that people are much more generous with their upvotes here. For example, I went from 5k to 20k in about 4 months. The differences you see depend on three main things: The ...


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You edited a question that was then deleted. So, while your edit was approved and you got your +2, you can't see the post in your profile because the question is no longer visible to you.


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Yup, that is only an enticement up to the 2k level, then it goes away. Here's the full info on it: Not getting edit's +2 rep after reaching 2k rep Given you do a fair amount of editing on the site (I'm the one usually approving them) I hope you'll still continue with that behavior even w/o the reward of +2. It's appreciated and highly valued by many of ...


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You get the same rep changes by the same actions here as on other sites. You can compare the help for the rep gains in on the various sites for that unix&linux, tex, so However how people vote is in my experience quite different between the various sites, and that might give the impression that U&L is more difficult. Especially on newer sites like ...


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Different SE communities vote differently. I find it harder to gain reputation on Stack Overflow than here for example. It's even easier in Ask Ubuntu, and easier still on main SE meta. It feels harder on Server Fault. These experiences may be unique to me of course (I haven't done any measurements), but I am pretty sure the voting patterns are different ...


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You can edit a tag wiki and a tag excerpt separately (through the system doesn't allow you to create a tag wiki, if the tag excerpt isn't created), so you get reputation for each one equally.


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