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Voting on meta sites never results in a reputation change. See What is "meta"? in our site help: Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on Writing Stack Exchange (synchronized hourly), though you earn separate badges. You must have 5 reputation to participate on meta. In fact, nothing that happens ...


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Stack Exchange has been talking about decoupling "graduation" and the various effects of that transition since 2015. So far they've only altered elections -- so-called "beta" sites, including us, now elect pro-tem moderators, at least after the initial set. All moderators used to be appointed. So in principle we can ask for changes to our privilege ...


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The reputation thresholds depend on the status of the site. If it's a beta site the thresholds are low, if it's a graduated site the thresholds are big. There is no way for us to change the thresholds, even if we are large enough that people can easily get privileges very early on without a lot of experience of interacting with the site and the individual ...


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You do not lose reputation for downvoting a question. You do lose reputation for downvoting an answer. You can find more here. You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down: −2 you vote down an answer: −1 you place a bounty on a question: − full bounty amount one of your posts receives 6 spam or ...


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Reputation isn't an illusion; it has meaning, but only on a particular site. The more rep you have, the more you can do. (Edit posts, vote to close, and so on.) I think of reputation as an indication of how experienced you are on the site and how much the system trusts you. It doesn't mean you're a better person or more experienced in the subject matter (...


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I can't figure out how you earned 236 reputation yesterday. You don't have any unusual rep events that day -- just votes and acceptances. As for today, I see in your rep history -35 for a user being removed. I had this happen recently on another site; apparently that rep is still "held against you", so you've reached your rep cap for today even though you ...


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One of the hardest things about being a writer is that writing is largely untestable. The only real test of writing is whether someone willingly reads it and (hopefully) pays for it. Getting to the point at which people are willing to read and pay for what you write is made very difficult by the fact that there are very few ways to test your writing along ...


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Does the users page look like this? The page is showing how much reputation each user has gained this month (or maybe in the last month; I'm not sure which). To see all-time reputation, click on "all".


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This is not a bug, it's just that reputation gets really difficult once you hit the rep cap. Works-as-designed. Here is what I found out: The accept happened not on 8th January, but on 6th January You had a total of 213 reputation for 6th January - 200 from positive stuff, one downvote and the acceptance giving you additional 15 on 8th you got 200 ...


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Oh honey. It's like Whose Line Is It Anyway — everything's made up and the points don't matter. Ask and answer questions because you enjoy it, because you're learning something. Don't compare yourself to others. That way lies envy, resentment, and heartbreak. (Now, if you were talking about Holiday hats, that's a horse of an entirely different color. ...


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This will need to be handled by an SE employee (moderators don't have account-merge tools). I suggest you use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page to explain the problem. Include links to the profile pages for all involved accounts, and you'll also need to tell them something secret to prove they're yours, like the email addresses you used to ...


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I can't really answer this since I can't check your reputation history, but you check this answer on Meta Stack Exchange about daily reputation caps and exceptions to the rule. If you accepted any answers or received any bounties, then those didn't count towards your cap. If everything was from votes, well, the system must be bugged in someway. I suggest ...


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To me reputation doesn't really matter. I like when I'm able to provide someone with an answer they consider useful. It boosts my self esteem as a writer, and makes me feel like I'm not just some hack. do you feel like if you have less reputation, you're not as good a writer, or not as helpful as someone else? I know that something almost every writer ...


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A more accurate question is probably: how long does it take for a user to get enough experience to use a certain privilege? That amount of time times the average top-1000 active users growth1 could be a good guess for rep cutoffs. 1: the top-1000 active users growth is a very crude attempt at not being biased by the fact that most of the 30k registered ...


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