24 votes

Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

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 ...
derobert's user avatar
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20 votes

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

No. Personally, I think this is a horrible idea, one that will not help increase participation but that will instead increase vote fraud and decrease the value of the votes we have. My vote is that no,...
terdon's user avatar
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16 votes

Why is the reputation required to answer a question enormously high at 50?

No reputation is required to answer a question; from the list of privileges: 1 create posts Ask a question or contribute an answer (And you presumably know this, since you’ve answered questions on ...
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
14 votes

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

Nope. Voting is a privilege that is earned by positive contribution to the site through posing well-written and interesting questions, through writing clear and well-supported answers, or by helping ...
Kusalananda's user avatar
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11 votes

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

No The form this is being suggested in wouldn't be good here. I've already seen too much evidence of sock-puppet voting as it is, opening it up so that people can create many sock puppet's too easily ...
Philip Couling's user avatar
9 votes

how does one raise his reputation?

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 ...
ilkkachu's user avatar
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7 votes

Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

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 / ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Top answers downvoted at the same time. Someone with an axe to grind?

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 ...
filbranden's user avatar
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7 votes

What is the definition of a "high-reputation user"?

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. ...
slm's user avatar
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6 votes

Why is the reputation required to answer a question enormously high at 50?

To get a reputation higher than 50, all you need is five more up votes than down votes on answers given, or four and at least one accepted answer. Judging by your user page on unix.se, you currently ...
Shadur-don't-feed-the-AI's user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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6 votes
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Why is deleting answers discouraged?

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, ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
5 votes

how does one raise his reputation?

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). ...
jesse_b's user avatar
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5 votes

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

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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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5 votes

Can I put a bounty on a question using reputation from stack overflow?

The short answer is: no. In theory you could start with a profile on another site, accumulate 200 reputation points, then create a Unix & Linux profile, which would be awarded a 100-point ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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5 votes

chronological list of points earned

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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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3 votes

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

Not directly, no I used to work at an organisation where IT staff regularly benefitted from the expertise on the Stack websites (including this one, U&L). However, the staff generally didn't log ...
Chris Davies's user avatar
3 votes

To what extent the badges or reputation are transmitted from one SE site to another?

No, only the association bonus has a cross-site effect: If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation on at least one site, you will receive a starting +100 ...
terdon's user avatar
  • 242k
3 votes
Accepted

Do you gain points back when deleting question/answer?

Mostly yes, deleting a post nullifies any reputation changes caused by votes cast on it. More details are given in the community FAQ: Reputation changes from bounties, votes (both up and down), and ...
terdon's user avatar
  • 242k
2 votes

Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

I would have likely rejected your edit on the basis that it adds the text edit: Fixed missing : in command. which belongs in the edit comment rather than the answer body. This could be what the ...
Kaz's user avatar
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2 votes

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

No Because this (about upvotes) may make a lot of people to use proxies and fake mails to upvote own posts. Same about downvotes - people may want "revenge/punishment" about someone they do ...
Romeo Ninov's user avatar
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2 votes

Will something happen when reputation reaches 100k?

You've quadrupled our maximum privilege level, so I'm not aware of any other change -- being rather short of it myself :) I can offer this: Congratulations to Tim, who has just topped 100k reputation ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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1 vote

Will something happen when reputation reaches 100k?

Used to be that you would get some swag, but that seems to be on hold: Swag is coming back! (indefinitely paused). Other than that there were no changes when I reached 100k on Ask Ubuntu.
muru's user avatar
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1 vote

Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

No, I think this is a bad idea. I used Stack Exchange for a while without even a user account and was perfectly happy with being unable to vote. Even if it doesn't result in mayhem, it wouldn't be ...
ArrayBolt3's user avatar

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