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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

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 ...
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Why does the reputation system exist?

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 ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

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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Why Do I LOSE Points Every Time I Make a Bounty?

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 ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

A T-shirt with the background of the site in it.
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Reputation required for posting answer?

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 ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

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-...
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Unexplained loss of reputation points

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 ...
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Let's talk about the reputation limit

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 ...
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List of privileges and their reputation caps

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 ...
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Something Weird is Happening with Reputation

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 ...
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Why Was This Question So Well-Received?

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 ...
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What does it mean to have "user was removed" on my account?

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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How can a user earn reputation points without posting anything?

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 ...
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Delay in assigning reputation?

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, ...
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Strange rep cap behavior: how did I get 201 for the day?

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 ...
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

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 ...
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Do I understand the consequence of the rep league data correctly?

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 ...
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Why Do I LOSE Points Every Time I Make a Bounty?

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 ...
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What should we give Cort Ammon for being the first WB user to break the 6-digit rep barrier?

@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 ...
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Please lower the reputation requirement to participate on WB.SE Meta

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 ...
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Rep suddenly dropped

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 ...
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Why does the reputation system exist?

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 ...
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Why is my score being capped at 194 (not 200) today?

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 "...
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Why Was This Question So Well-Received?

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, ...
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Rep suddenly dropped

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 ...
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