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Qmechanic reaches 100k rep

Please join me in congratulating @Qmechanic upon reaching the 100k rep milestone. We can all agree that his/her contribution to this site has been nothing short of outstanding, and the recognition ...
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Why was my self-answer accepted, and why did I get +5 rep?

I just found that my own answer to my own question has been marked as accepted today, and I got +5 rep for it. I didn't do this, and I didn't think it was possible to get rep for accepting your own ...
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The reputation bar to add a comment should be reduced

It can happen many a times that a user with even lesser reputation can have a really valuable point/counter question to add, but it may not be complete in itself or simply might not be able to answer ...
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Glitch in reputation points?

Today, my question at Can a substance have zero vapour pressure above absolute zero? had 3 upvotes and my reputation was 597 points. Later it had 4 upvotes and my reputation was 602 points. Later it ...
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Remove the reputation cutoff for the answer ban

There is an automatic answer ban mechanism that stops users from posting many low-quality answers. However, I'm pretty sure users automatically get immunity from the answer ban if their reputation is ...
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Reputation not adding up? [duplicate]

According to the achievements tab as of right now I have gained 20 points and lost 2, yet my reputation on physics stackexchange shows as 19 and here it shows as 21. Is this a glitch? EDIT: after I ...
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How do I make these questions better?

I have been banned from Physics Stack Exchange, and I think it is mainly because of these two questions which were not received well. The thing is that for both these questions I have received hints ...
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What does 'user was removed' mean? [duplicate]

In my feed I got this "user was removed" and - 5 reputation. What does it mean? Am I having any kind of trouble with this?
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Is it really a good idea to show a user's reputation and badges in answers?

I was wondering about this general feature of Stack Exchange sites: when you answer a question, your reputation and number of badges are shown right next to your user name and profile picture. What I ...
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What happens when you try to upvote a question (or an answer) but you don't have enough reputation?

When you try to upvote a question or an answer and you don't have enough reputation (15 points, it seems to me), a message occurs stating that your preference had been recorded by the system, but ...
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Puzzling Increase in Rep Points Today

Today, I gained +60 reputation points. The majority of these gains were from numerous questions/answers I wrote quite a while back. I did not have this type of gain in any day of the past few ...
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A decrease in reputation from 931 to 919 - what's the reason? [duplicate]

A few days back, my reputation was 931. However, each day I found it going down by 2, and now it stands at 919. Can anyone account for this loss? It seems no one has downvoted my answer or question ...
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Downvoting and Reputation-Loss

On down-voting an answer, the person who downvoted, loses 1 reputation point. This is a practice that has been started here to prevent misuse of the option to downvote. However, no reputation is lost ...
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Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score [duplicate]

Yeah but you can't get reputations in this website at all, so as a result I always have 101 reputations and 101 < 125, so I won't ever be able to downvote, but no way I see that others do this so ...
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Is it possible to receive reputation points on meta? [duplicate]

Is it possible to receive reputation points on meta? I have asked 1 question, which got upvoted, but before asking it I had 101 reputations. After the upvote I still see 101 reputations. I know that ...
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Mysteriously losing reputation

I haven't been down-voting, nor have I received any notification of a down-vote or user removed. But somehow over the last week I've lost about 20 rep. And I've done nothing. What's happening?
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Ways of promoting questions on PhysicsStackExchange

Is there way of promoting our questions to seek attention without bounties? I have seen people changing titles, keeping weird and strange titles ("The dark black holes"), sometimes even challenging ...
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Reputation suddenly reduced: got no reason

I had a reputation of 126. However, it got reduced to 124 due to a negative vote on an answer. Now I see it has become 116, though I could find no negative vote in my activity page. Can the ...
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Should commenting be unrestricted?

Currently it requires a reputation of 50 points or more to post comments to other users' posts. This creates some problems for new users : Instead of commenting they are tempted to post "answers" ...
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“User removed”: who was removed? And what is the -2 due to? [duplicate]

I just saw this in my rep tab: The screenshot was taken on Saturday, January the 7th, around 15:03 in the Italian time zone, that is GMT+1, just before asking this. I was wondering: What user was ...
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John Rennie, the nerd, crosses the 200k. Congratulations!

That's it! He did it!! John Rennie, on 23-09-2016 became the first man ever in the realms of Phys.SE to reach the summit of 200k! For over five years, he travelled and saved people from the evils of ...
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raise the minimum reputation required for downvote

As the title suggests, I would like to hear everyone's opinion on who should be allowed to downvote. I have seen youngsters downvote good answers simply because they could not understand it. They ...
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What is the “positive question record”?

What is the positive question record in figure below?
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Few questions by medium and high reputation participants - EDITED: how to get more? [duplicate]

EDITED after the question was marked as a possible duplicate: I don't think that all items noted in the comments were part of answers before, not fully developed and explained, and which could be ...
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How many downvotes does this answer have?

I posted this answer, which I suspect is getting downvotes because I have a bunch of karma from it but it only has a score of 3. A commenter leads me to believe people find the answer unsatisfactory ...
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Reputations per view of a question?

Will it be better if a user gets some reputations for views of his question.
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Alternative Ways to Earn Reputation [closed]

What are ways to earn reputation other than "Good" Questions and Answers that do and do not require time and effort for a moderator on each action on Physics?
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Why get 100 reputation? [duplicate]

I've just got a surge of 100 "zorkmids" on every of my accounts. I don't object, but I can't find any information why that happened.
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How did this member get a reputation of 8 from 4 upvotes and 11 downvotes?

In this question there are eleven downvotes. I know from downvotes I have gotten that each downvote subtracts 2 points. 2x11=22 should be deleted. The user has a remainder of 8. How is this possible? ...
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Reputation decreases without reason

For the past few days I have noticed that for no reason that my reputation is decreasing. I mean to say that when I am logging out one day, I see a certain reputation and when I log in the next day, I ...
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Can one earn reputation on Physics Meta?

My question got upvoted on Meta but I got no reputation for that. All of my questions which got upvoted on Phy.SE gave me reputation. Any plausible reason for that not happening in this case?
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What happens to reputation earned when question is migrated?

I answered a certain question correctly on p-n-p transistors and doping in Phys.SE and the answer was accepted and voted up. I got +25 reputation for that. Today I came to know that the question has ...
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Reputation lost [duplicate]

I lost reputation worth 30 points because 'user was removed'.Why should my reputation be lost if someone else's account is deleted.I had give correct answer to the question for which I had initially ...
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Message incorrectly claims I need 10 reputation points to answer, when I already have 10 points [duplicate]

I recently wanted to post an answer to this question: Is it possible to build a thermoelectric nuclear power plant? However, at the bottom of the page, I saw the following notice: Thank you for ...
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Bug with user removal?

I just lost 13 reputation points due to a user being removed. It appears though that the [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named] has not been removed. And equally strange is that I only gained ...
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What the hell, I just lost 582 reputation points

What the...? Users removed? Seriously thinking of quitting this site for good (well, not really).
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The secret to getting rewarded for high-quality answers is ___

This is a follow-up post on John Rennie's topic The secret to getting a massive reputation is ___, and my answer therein. I think many of us have at some point been dispirited, when an answer on an ...
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Why do you need 50 reputation to comment on other posts?

It makes no sense to require such high reputation just to add comments. It's possible that trolls can study enough physics to stick around a few days and get good reputation by asking interesting ...
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“Mass in Special Relativity” misconception

“Unification of energy and mass ”, when explained carelessly, becomes one of the most dangerous heresies. Ī don’t point my finger to anybody, but many otherwise knowledgeable guys easily write a ...
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Why no reputation for good comment?

We should also encourage good comment, since not everyone is willing to write a long detailed answer, they may provide thoughts which is also very important. Also comment is the start of a deeper ...
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Answers should be rated. A suggestion to the Team

This is not a question just an opinion and a suggestion. As soon as I joined I posted this question. I was shocked as it was taken in a very negative way: a dozen of downvotes, later mitigated, and ...
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Is it wise to keep the relation between votes and rep linear?

I happened to read this question and its interesting answers: (Mass of a coin question went viral, despite inital downvotes and negative comments) There are many names to explain that phenomenon : "...
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Odd rep cap behavior?

Noticed a bit of strange behavior around the rep cap yesterday. I had an answer to a hot network question that got a bunch of upvotes, so I hit the cap [+200], then some more upvotes [still +200], ...
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Awarding bounty greater than reputation?

I was looking at the userpage for [insert-here-the-user-who-shall-not-be-named] who recently offered a bounty of 150 on a question and seemed to have a reputation of just 16. I was curious what made ...
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Reputation display

Yesterday my reputation was 64 but when today is displaying 60 but not showing where my i lost my reputation! I have tried to refresh page twice but no change.
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Opinion for bracketed point system for users

I am a little nervous to saying about this for fear of losing rep points but, I feel that users with more reputation should lose more reputation for making the same "mistakes" as newbies (like me). ...
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Does downvoting cost reputation?

I just downvoted an answer. (In this case because it was more of a comment than an answer.) As soon as I downvoted, I got a -1 in my reputation. Is it supposed to be like this, or is it some technical ...
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Why someone serially downvoted most of my posts?

Today I saw a message "+14 Serial downvoting reversed" in my profile. It seems someone unintentionally downvoted most of my posts in a small span of time but I am not sure why someone did this. My ...
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What will happen if I lose all my reputation?

What will happen if I lose all my reputation by asking bullshit question?
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What would it look like if rep for questions counted the same/more than answers?

I suppose we can't change the way reputation works on just our site so eventually if this became a serious proposal change it would have to happen on the mother Meta. But before I go and get flamed ...