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Yes, we should lower the reputation requirement, for questions and answers Lowering the reputation requirement to post answers, and therefore to participate in the Sandbox, is a good step to make communicating the usage of our Sandbox to new users easier. It allows easy access to the Sandbox in case people had a bad start and need help to write questions. ...


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The reputation system exists for two reasons. To encourage and discourage certain behaviors and to give more experienced users increasing privileges and responsibility. The easiest ways to gain the arbitrary internet points that are stack exchange reputation is to receive upvotes on questions and answers. You do this by creating a question or answer that ...


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Naturally, we should do what happens in the Real World (TM) when someone shows promise of this sort --- give him MORE & HARDER WORK to do!


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Have you looked in the help menu? This page discusses what a bounty is. When you write a question, but for whatever reason aren't satisfied with the answers you get, you can start a bounty. The bounty is a reward you give using your own reputation to the user that answers your question. Users are enticed to answer the question because if they do, they ...


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A T-shirt with the background of the site in it.


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The operative phrase is "10 reputation on this site". For the purposes of posting answers to a protected question, the association bonus (unfortunately, perhaps) doesn't count. Since I'm the one who protected that question, perhaps a little bit of explanation is in order. For whatever reason, that question was attracting low-quality answers, drawing flags; ...


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Have the artist who drew the site's background draw a scene involving the subjects of Cort's top 5/10 answers, interpreted in the most creative (and possibly hilarious) way possible. Or, a good-quality printed version of one of the greatest answers ever posted on this site.


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All reputation changes from deleted posts are reversed. This works as designed. You willingly removed the posts and reversed the reputation you gained from that answer. Every upvote on an answer of yours gives you +10 reputation. Every downvote on an answer of yours gives you -2 reputation. Therefore you had +30/-2 reputation netting +28 reputation. ...


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Why there's a limit has been answered on What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?, Revisiting the rep cap (yes, again) and the questions linked therein. There are a number of reasons: It ensures that you can't game the system by having one post that hits the Hot Network Questions list in a day and piles up obscene amounts of reputation, or by ...


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Clicking on the trophy symbol in the upper right hand corner of the site opens a menu that shows your reputation/badge/privilege gains and in the top right corner of that menu you find the hyperlink to the help center entry about privileges. It also contains a link to the badges that are available. List of privileges List of badges


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Time counts here. Once you reach the threshold, any upvote you receive is lost. As an example, once you are at the 200 rep limit, getting the sequence of 1 up - 1 down and 1 down - 1 up will lead to different results. 1 up - 1 down will result in the 1 up being lost and the 1 down to be counted, so you end up at 198 1 down - 1 up will first bring you to ...


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Well, I think the answer here is that it's just the vagaries of Stack Exchange. It all depends on who's interested in what and who's reading your questions and what mood they're in. Frankly, even though the anti-virus-virus question is well received it's entirely off topic. It's not about the fundamentals of nor the component systems of a fictional world. ...


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No, it means that the user who upvoted your post had his account deleted. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed


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If you look at their all actions profile tab, you'll see a bunch of post revisions. Their profile lists 16 revisions which, at +2 rep each, add up to +32 rep. Also remember that it's possible to hide communities in one's profile. That user's public profile shows no other accounts across the network, but they may have hidden accounts; if so, having the 100 ...


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Yes, that's normal. Weird, but normal. The reason is because of the un-upvote you received (the -10). This day still counts towards the badges that say that you have to earn a total of 200 reputation, because you still earned as much when you count together the green numbers. That total of 190 can be ignored. You can see similar things for example when ...


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Did you downvote an answer? Was that answer then deleted? I've seen things get funny around the edges of the rep cap. If you downvote (taking you to 199 for the day) and somebody then upvotes one of your posts, you'll get +1. If the post you downvoted then gets deleted you'll get your +1 back, but that +1 doesn't count against the rep cap so you get it ...


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As of today, August 9 2018, the meta rep requirement of 1 is live for questions and answers; Shog just enabled it. All users should be able to post on meta - barring those suspended, of course. This means Sandbox access is universal. I'd just like to add a couple reminders: Be watchful. This is going to mean more activity on meta, and that could mean more ...


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I think it's more like the total amount of people actively participating in the last few weeks is about 1/30 of the total amount of all registered users. I participated in the site very actively a few years ago, then I stopped for a while. During the time I was out I was not in the "users with a +1 rep change during the period" group, but that doesn't mean ...


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If you didnt lose something from this you could just add bounties to all of your questions to get them in the spotlight. this tool is meant to be used for people who desperately need answers and cant get them any other way.


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@Cort Ammon is the Jon Skeet of Worldbuilding. We should make an Ammon Facts post on Meta or Worldbuilding Meta, like the Skeet Facts post. And then we should tag it with a new Cort-Amon tag so when he answers it, he will get the tag badge.


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Yes, we should lower the reputation requirement, but only for answers Lowering the reputation requirement to post answers, and therefore to participate in the Sandbox, is a good step to make communicating the usage of our Sandbox to new users easier. It allows easy access to the Sandbox in case people had a bad start and need help to write questions. This ...


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Happy to explain: The user who posted this question specifically asked for moderator help in having it deleted. It was also generating some rather ugly comments. I chose to defer to the OP in this case, even if it led to a rep loss for the answers. If you disagree with the deletion (for instance if you think the answers are valuable despite the question ...


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A couple thoughts for you... The bar to be able to post comments -- this being your proximate goal, it seems -- is pretty low. Let's first focus on that. For a variety of reasons [1], it's harder to get a question to "stick" than an answer. So answering questions is a good thing to do. Coincidentally, it's also one of the two basic operations of the ...


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Hmm, good question. I think it has to do with the deletion of this post, from which you had gained 6 reputation. When it was deleted you lost those 6 points again, but it seems like you've been "charged" for the gain but not refunded the loss. It's possible that this will be adjusted in a few hours; there are some nightly "fix anomalies" scripts that run. ...


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It's possible that, being more related to computers than most, it gained more attention in the HNQ list. Since a good chunk SE users are here for tech things (Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Ask Ubuntu, etc.), it may have contributed to its success. As for how it got to the HNQs in the first place, it seems a bit hit-or-miss as to which ones make ...


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If you click the icon that my lovely red arrow points to... ...You can see rep changes at a glance. For a more detailed view navigate (only apparently on the main site, not the meta page?) to your profile, and click the "reputation tab"


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