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If you don't have a high level of professional/technical proficiency in any particular field of study, we also have many mainstream sites in subjects like Coffee Music Fans Sustainable Living Parenting Pets Gardening Cooking Travel Movies & TV Physical Fitness Politics The Great Outdoors Photography Board & Card Games Lifehacks These communities ...


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Unfortunately, Mr. Cartaino was let go earlier this week, along with another CM. It seems some downsizing has occured. This is going to make this even more difficult if we have to work around the stated requirements. My best advice would be to reach out to the 3d printing community, as it has the most crossover with us, and ask that prominent members of ...


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Looking at your reputation history, the problem is that you're making bad suggested questions, and suggesting questions on bad proposals. Don't do that.


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Recalculating your reputation syncs up your score with the actual activity of the site. When a post or a proposal is removed, it doesn't always remove the reputation you earned from that activity. Recalculating reputation corrects that discrepancy. There is no way to "go back" from a recalculation of your reputation. It occurs periodically anyway, so the ...


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The reason why this requirement exists is so that at least a sizable proportion of the early site contributors have experience in the Stack Exchange model, not just in the topic. Having at least some of the contributors be experienced in the Stack Exchange model is so that they can help uphold the core Q&A values of Stack Exchange: if all of the early ...


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I am reasonably sure you do not retain the reputation when a proposal is deleted (all closed proposals are eventually deleted), but you do retain the reputation from a proposal while it is simply closed. The code used to build Area 51 derived form our main Q&A, so we share of lot of the behaviors of a traditional Stack Exchange site. A proposal is ...


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200 rep on any Q&A site counts. Just 200 rep on Area 51 and not on any other site, doesn't count, mainly because experience with Q&A is what is needed and Area 51 isn't regular Q&A. The count (97 users) seems to match the page sorted the users by reputation: the the first ten pages have users with >200 rep on a site, and one user on the ...


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The good news is that I dug through the history and awarded you the 50 points for committing to SmugMug. The bad news... is that I had to recalculate the rep on your profile, which basically looks over all pending vote changes (we don't automatically recalculate on Area 51 like we do on Q&A sites) and that adjusted your A51 reputation waaaay down. So, ...


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You don't get reputation for people following a proposal via your referral link, only if they come back and commit once it enters that phase, and when they follow through on their commitment once it enters beta. (I'm not 100% sure if the referral carries over between the follow and commit phases. Can someone confirm?) Anyways, the only person who gains ...


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Most likely, what happened is that you triggered a rep recalc. On normal SE sites, this isn't a big deal because deleted posts are accounted for automatically and recalcs rarely result in more than a small amount of rep being lost. However, on Area 51, you keep the rep from questions/follows/commits on deleted proposals until a recalc occurs. After the ...


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Time, reputation (up or down) tends to fall away as proposals are deleted. Deleting a poorly received question will also remove lost reputation. BUT On Area 51 it does not always happen in real time. Periodically reputation is recalculated. One day you have some rep the next day 30% is gone. Manual recalculations can be initiated by moderators. If ...


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Your reputation counter is not messed up. It's working exactly as it should. Look underneath the "793" and you'll see an Area 51 icon and a Stack Overflow icon. The 793 is the sum of 225, your Stack Overflow reputation, plus 568, your Area 51 reputation. In other words, this is your total score on Stack Exchange where all accounts are included where you ...


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You are looking at two different accounts: Your regular Area 51 account Your account on Area 51 discuss The Area 51 dissussion site is the 'meta' site for Area 51, see the Area 51 discuss FAQ. Your reputation there is entirely derived from the main site, but the reputation is synched once an hour or so. Just wait a little while and you'll have 51 points in ...


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There are currently no plans to change the configuration or analytics inherent to Area 51 at this time. See What's going on with Area 51. Incidentally, those reputation thresholds were established when question votes were still worth +10 before they were lowered in 2011, so the question-answer values are simply back to where they were when those thresholds ...


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A quick history — The current Commitment requirements are there so a large contingent of experienced users are helping build all our new sites. It's all about passing on the education and helping build the core governance that is needed to make these sites work. That worked very well for our first generation of sites, but it has stopped working for ...


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Haven't had this issue, but the meta site had several posts dealing with the merging of accounts. This answer agrees with your post: You can associate your Super User account with your Stack Overflow account by adding your Stack Overflow account's OpenID to your Super User account, via the "my logins" tab on your profile on each site. Another ...


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We have a daily scheduled task that invalidates votes that match malicious-looking patterns. In this case, looks like someone did go ahead and cast a bunch of upvotes that got picked up by this tool and reversed about 17 hours ago.


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I feel your pain, in previous times I have lost 1000+ rep overnight. But there are more important and easier things like Roberts circuit breaker and Notifications for closed proposals that are not getting dev resources. Your idea is moderately complex and only impacts a few devout Area 51 followers, so it is unlikely to gain dev resources


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The Area 51 code was derived from our main Q&A model, but the concept of "reputation" is not a perfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish here. Area 51 is not a knowledge-building Q&A site where you're necessarily supposed to show off your prowess as an avid "expert site builder." So the rewards aren't really focused on the reputation you get, ...


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Yes, IMHO they should be allowed. the questions are not duplicated because they are in the other language and are directed to other audience: they can get better answers from users which are technically good but don't master good English the questions being bad translations would be closed for bad grammar and being hard to understand, so no place for people ...


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This is by design. The 50 rep is as you described it. The 100 reputation is an account association bonus (essentially, a head start for having another account on the network with 200+ reputation). They are unrelated.


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First and foremost, please remember that reputation is not important on Area 51. Yes, you get a couple extra privileges with reputation, but all the important privileges are unlocked by 150 rep. All you need to get to 150 reputation is to confirm your email address and gain the association bonus (which, by the way, you already have). All you need to do now ...


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Just now I took the time to look through every beta site listed here: https://area51.stackexchange.com/ Interestingly, almost every single proposal made it to the beta phase with just over 200 committers....... until recently. Recent proposals have had a very hard time getting approved for beta: eosio got 543 committers before it was approved for beta. ...


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I noticed same problem at my proposal and I think I found the answer. This problem will happen if the user that you refer clicks on the Commit button, but doesn't confirm his email address. In this case you will get notification that you referred someone, but you won't get any reputation bonus until that person confirms his/her email address.


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From the FAQ it looks like referrers only get rep from commitments and commitment follow-throughs. When a proposal enters the commitment phase, you can earn reputation by referring users to the proposal [emphasis mine] It does not suggest that a user following a site from following the 'Share this' link gets the referrer anything: If you invite a ...


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Periodically rep counts are refreshed in Area 51, rep points for deleted proposals fall off as they don't exist any longer. It is not unusually for a long time participant to lose 1/3 or 1/2 of their rep. I don't keep that close of an eye on mine but I believe it was over 5,000 and fell to around 3,000 about 3 weeks ago. I think there may be some old posts ...


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Unfortunately, the reputation model of the Stack Exchange Q&A does not map very well to the site-creation process of Area 51, so it's not really something you should expect to accumulate in the context of this site. We simply rely on a different model. Proposals are meant to be developed by the audience who will actually use the site. Area 51 has ...


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Here is a complete list of how to earn reputation in Area 51 and what can be done with it (very little, actually): FAQ > Reputation You should note that reputation is largely meaningless in the context of Area 51 and not something you should really seek to acquire. Area 51 isn't like a Q&A collection of knowledge meant to be curated by the most avid ...


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Reputation is Recalculated Every 24 Hours To partly answer my own question. It seems like the reputation is updated once every 24 hours. So, although you can manually update your reputation, this can only be done once a day.


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A person's Rep on Area 51 has no real meaning or value. The only way to gain rep is by posting good example questions on Proposals.


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