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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly

Proposal: Proof Assistants Basically there are thee kinds of users who will be reading this. A user new to StackExchange; you do not have an account on any StackExchange site. If so then no need to ...
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Is there a bug in the "total reputation" tab when committed users are shown?

Is there a bug in the "total reputation" tab? There is a "5k total rep" vs 56 shown for a username. Proposal: Elrond
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology (But this applies to all proposals in commitment) I committed to the Synthetic Biology proposal on Area 51 (see above) and noticed that in the commitment statistics, it ...
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Should people have to comment on why they downvoted?

Should people comment the reason for their downvote due to some people will do it just to try to reduce the reputation of others as sort of ¨Keying a car¨ and those others have to try to build their ...
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Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta?

Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta? I haven't lost any reputation here, even though I have some down-voted questions here.
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Why does upvoting in area51 give 5 rep rather than 10 rep?

I have been itching to ask this question. A while back, all sites adjusted to +10 for questions and answers, except area 51. Why? Is it why we start with 51 rep?
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Should I ask off-topic questions?

From FAQ of Area 51: Off-topic questions are important, too If you have a good, useful question in mind, but aren't completely sure that it's on topic, ask it anyway; others can then discuss the ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft Going forward, I'm afraid this proposal is in a difficult spot. As is evident from the general support and self-reported demographics present on the proposal page, ...
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Reputation Thresholds for Beta Sites

Current (crude) measurements of an "Excellent" number of core users consist of 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2k+ rep 5 users with 3k+ rep. In light of the new reputation changes for ...
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What would be the 'easiest' way to gain first 200 points of reputation on area51?

It seems to me that editing and improving existing questions&answers — is the easiest way to gain your first 200 reputation points on stackoverflow or any other stackexchange site. What would be ...
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Understand "Total reputation"

My "total reputation" only shows my reputation from this site and from "Interpersonal skills". The reputation from all other sites like Stackoverflow, Mathoverflow, ... (about 20k) is not shown. Is ...
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Should we make the rep requirement for the "trusted user" privilege lower?

Right now, out of all the users on Area 51, there are only seven trusted users. Seven. Reputation is incredibly hard to get on Area 51 compared to other sites. For example, this user has had 3 ...
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As a new user how can I earn more reputation?

I'm trying to increase my user reputation. Do you have any tips and guides on how to increase the user's reputation?
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League rep tables for Area 51

On my profile it says that my rep is in the "top 4% this year" with a link to the full league table. However, it doesn't exist! Since rep on Area 51 is pretty meaningless, could we disable ...
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Long Lag updating User Rep and Badges

A Shorter Lag Would Be Nice I've noticed there is a lag for updating the user rep and badges on Area51 from other Stack Exchange communities which can have a lag of several hours. I'm guessing the ...
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Reputation decreased from +1100 to 151 without any history change [duplicate]

A few days ago ,my repu was more than 1000 but today I noticed that my repu is 151. I checked history but there was nothing in the history. How does that happen?
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Can we Have a Rep Loss Cap or Something?

So I know this question exists. I think I may even be one of many who's asked a duplicate of it (I don't really remember if I did, but I'm pretty sure I did, so sorry for that) however this is not a ...
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What counts as “200+ rep” in the commitment phase?

Proposals need “100 committers with 200+ rep on any other site”. What exactly does this mean? I am specifically asking because I’m closely monitoring the Bioinformatics proposal, which is currently ...
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Wrong description in Area 51 achievement? [duplicate]

Recently I fulfilled my Area 51 commitment for a new site. Also, some referred users did so. Here's my reputation page with the data for March/01 expanded. I believe it must be the other way round: ...
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The reputation page shows the 'Fulfilled commitment' and 'Referred user fulfilled commitment' backwards

Under "What is reputation?" in Area 51's FAQ, it states that you receive +50 for fulfilling commitment and +25 for a referred user fulfilling their commitment: However, on my reputation ...
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My floating reputation score

On Area 51 yesterday my score was 258 points. From yesterday I've gained 35 points, but today my score is... 190! How is it possible? I attach my point by post (screenshot from Area 51).
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My reputation suddenly went up by more than 100, but there's nothing in the reputation history

I used to have very low reputation (lower than 20). But suddenly, when I came on this site a few days ago, my reputation suddenly went up to 151. How did that happen? There was no notification, and ...
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Hypothetically, what if you fall below 25 rep?

If a user is frequently downvoted and falls below 25 rep, the requirement for posting example questions and the lowest privilege, how can he or she re-earn that privilege?
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Around 1000 of my Area51 reputation suddenly disappeared, what happened? [duplicate]

Btw, it is not really a traumatic experience to me, because I would like more to have more professional accounts in my firsts. I've even planned to ask the SE to separate my area51 and MSE accounts to ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is getting enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to sign up so that it can successfully go into private-beta. We must ...
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How should I participate in Area 51 and not fail miserably?

I know the title has a pretty negative tone, but I need help on getting my posts to be better-received by the community. I used to have 178 Reputation on both my proposals and discussions accounts. ...
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150 vs 3000 rep to cast close/reopen votes

After guessing for a while, I came upon http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges which shows the ugly, jQuery-lacking list of privileges on Area 51. Apparently, one only needs 150 rep to use close/...
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Privileges on Area-51

I have just tried to create a tag, and was informed I needed at least 300 rep. I can't find any reference to this, the FAQ lists my next goal as 1000 (my current rep is 182). Are there any more hidden ...
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A reputation based open source collaboration platform

I'm looking for something that should exist, but that I can't find. It could be implemented using the stackexchange platform probably in relation with the Open source proposal. Stackoverflow ...
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Referals while a site is in Definition

Do you get rep for referring a site while it is in definition phase? If not, why does 'share it' include a reference to the poster?
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Rep returned for deleting question?

I deleted a question with -13 votes from a proposed SE site. Usually when you do this you rep points are restored, but they haven't been (24hrs). Will they be?
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Reputation links on badge pages lead always to profile of the current user

On a badge page (example), there is a list of users that recently earned this badge. It shows the reputation of these users, but when clicking on a reputation value, I’m not lead to their profile ...
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What happens to reputation when a proposal is closed?

If I create a proposal and gain reputation from users joining my proposal, what happens to such reputation when the proposal is eventually closed, or when it progresses to a main site (after public ...
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What happened to my reputations?

What happened to by reputation points? I remember surely being over 3000, now over 1000 points is gone. There are no dramatic events in my history like user download or extreme downvoting. Yes, I ...
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Why do we lose rep when we're downvoted?

Why do we lose reputation when someone downvotes one of our example questions? From my point of view (as a very inexperienced Area 51 user), the point of posting example questions is to establish the ...
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What's wrong with my reputation counter?

I was looking at one of my proposals, and my reputation counter is messed up. The top bar says 568, but the "proposed by" section says 793 and has 4 more bronze badges. How is this??
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I got bonus both for verivying my email, and for linking with StackExchange account

This probably should now work like this: I got 50 reputation from verifying my email that I used to follow a proposal. Then I logged in with my StackExchange account, which added another 100 ...
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+0 reputation on commitment from referral

I got +0 reputation for a commitment through referral on the India proposal. The user has not un-committed from the proposal so far and this is reflected on the proposal page.
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Where did my rep go?

Let me preface this question by saying: I know it's only rep, and moreover, only on Area51, so who really cares? Thus, I'm not asking out of a sense of justice, but of curiosity. Today, I have 1,...
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why does area51 tell me I have 51 points of reputation, and then tell me I have 1 reputation?

I received 1 points for joining and 50 points for registering my email, but I still can't post. 51 points show up in the top bar on the main page, but when I go to post, the top bar says I only have ...
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Don't give/take rep for example questions

I don't think one should get or lose reputation from example questions. Example questions are meant to define a proposal: Discussing whether questions are on-topic or off-topic helps figure out ...
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What happens with reputation from closed proposals?

What happens with reputation earned on proposal when the proposal is closed on any phase? Is the reputation preserved or lost? I mean the reputation from: sample questions users joining proposal ...
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Is question translation in the future "stack overflow in german" welcomed?

I have committed on using Stack Overflow (in German), and I think there will be some "reputation chasers", who will take the most popular questions from the English stack overflow, translate them (may ...
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So, uh, why did my rep just vanish?

It seems like ~120 rep just disappeared off of my account for no reason with no record or log. It doesn't appear to be linked to any recent proposal or question deletions, so I'm not sure why so much ...
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Problems to avoid in becoming a committer

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History I would really like this proposal to succeed and so I became a committer. Then through my activity on Stack Overflow, I reached the coveted 200+ rep points, ...
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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed

I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?
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Why am I losing reputation from recalculating?

A few minutes ago, I had 252 rep. I recently discovered the recalc page. I clicked the recalc button, and now I am down to 187. Why would I end up losing rep from recalculating? Is there any way to ...
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How are users with 200+ reputation on other site counted on Area51?

Over the last days I thought I observed inconsistencies in the computation of users with 200+ reputation on other sites. I then started regularly checking the statistics for the Personal Manufacturing ...
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Are commitment criteria unrealistic for starting new sorts of areas?

I would like to raise the issue of whether the commitment criteria are too stringent to allow areas to form in relatively new directions. My case-in-point is the Buddhism proposal, which is in ...
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Missing committers with 200+ rep on any other site

Proposal: Tridion When I look through the list of committers I see an inconsistancy in the number of committers with 200+ rep on any other site. It clearly shows 24 of them (as is also currently ...
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