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Questions tagged [reputation]

Use this tag for questions/issues about reputation points.

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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 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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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 didn't I get my reputation for following through on a commitment?

I didn't get any reputation for recently following through on the smugmug site. Why?
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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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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 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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How can a reputation recalc cause a reputation lose of 95?

I triggered a reputation recalc, and the reputation passed from 502 to 407. Why is there that difference?
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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 ...