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Do upvotes to questions on Writing Meta not result in reputation?

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 ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
9 votes

Should we increase the reputation thresholds for privileges?

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,...
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Do I lose reputation when I downvote things?

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 ...
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Why is my answer getting me reputation even though it's not getting more upvotes?

Your answer has 4 upvotes. And 1 downvote. Each upvote gains you 10 points. Each downvote loses you 2 points. If you get one of each since the last time you checked, the system will tell you you ...
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Does reputation matter?

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 ...
Goodbye Stack Exchange's user avatar
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Why do I need a "high" reputation to comment?

There's a lengthy post on Meta.SE that goes over this in more detail, but essentially, it's to prevent people from commenting spam links, gibberish, trolling/abuse, and generally unwanted noise like "...
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Misbehaving reputation

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 ...
Secespitus's user avatar
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Weird reputation

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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
4 votes

Does reputation matter?

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 ...
Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum's user avatar
3 votes

Moving reputation from one user to another

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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Weird reputation

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 ...
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Does reputation matter?

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....
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What is the status of the increase in repuation thresholds for privileges?

Increasing reputation levels is no longer tied to beta status. The primary indicator of readiness is having x users with n reputation. Many sites that aren't beta don't have the users to support ...
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