That's pretty much it. I may be missing a very basic tutorial-type section where this is probably explained. But I have checked! And found nothing. If there is actually something already written, please point me towards it so I can better understand.

That said, I am opening this question because I mostly participate in the Worldbuilding stack, but for my latest question I've received points in the Biology, Fantasy and Meta stacks for some reason. Thanks in advance for helping a newbie understand! :)


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You have enough reputation to have a little bit of trust on every site

That's called the "association bonus". When you reach 200 reputations, you gain this privilege. This in turns allows you to get straight-away some of the most basic privileges that aren't given to new users : commenting, etc...

How can I check what happened recently to my reputation?

You can check your reputation changes per-site on your profile page, in the activity section. For instance :) :

Reputation page

Alternatively, you can check out your recent reputation gains and losses (and badges, too) at the top of the page. See the "recent" association bonus for another site :

Recent reputation changes

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    $\begingroup$ psss... you might want to edit the image in case there is something you don't want to be known $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch Mod
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 8:28
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    $\begingroup$ @L.Dutch Considering that anyone can look at others' reputation and badges, and that some people are looking for seemingly random users... Well, it's safer to assume everything is public and will be seen or induced at some point ^^. Even downvotes, to which I don't hide very much anyway (#hopefully-constructive-comments). I was more worried about avatars that might change, actually. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 9:28
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    $\begingroup$ Votes are totally and completely anonymous. But if you are aware that you gave away that information and you are OK with it, fine with me $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch Mod
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 9:32
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, took me a bit to really understand where and how to check out Rep form other stacks. $\endgroup$
    – Stivsko
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 11:52
  • $\begingroup$ I would downvote you just because you use light mode on your wbesite, but it's not my style. $\endgroup$
    – Drien RPG
    Commented Jan 22, 2022 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ @L.Dutch the anonymity is voluntary, and I prefer not to maintain anonymity. I often explain downvotes (-1 bla bla comment) and I feel close votes should not be anonymous, they should always be explained,. Ctv's hurt ! $\endgroup$
    – Goodies
    Commented Jan 23, 2022 at 10:05

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