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If I set bounties do I lose privileges?

When I set a bounty, I lose my reputation to someone else. But If I lose my reputation because of a bounty, will it be the same as losing reputation because of downvotes, bad questions etc. I mean ...
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Discouraging serial editors

Is there a way to throttle serial editors who insert minor corrections, unnecessary links and make other similar trivial edits to posts with the sole purpose of farming reputation by editing? —————————...
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Why am I being downvoted in various posts?

So I received several notifications at the same time indicating "-2" in different answers of mine (old and new). I never understand why this happens. Is it that somebody is skimming at my ...
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My answer got me -15 points! Why?

My answer got me -15 points. Was the OP booted off the site, or what? I am just wondering.
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Why did I get 20 reputation without any upvote or bookmark?

I had got 20 reputation for this question. But, I wonder how I got reputation from that question because, that question claims that no one had upvoted neither downvoted. Even, no one had bookmarked it....
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Congratulations to ProfRob on reaching 100k!

Recently, ProfRob surpassed the 100k reputation threshold on Physics Stack Exchange, and as we've done for other users, I'd like to congratulate him on his efforts and his many contributions to the ...
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Sudden appearance of a -15 reputation loss on one of my old answers

Regarding What does negative time mean or what does it show?, this morning my answer got a 15 points reputation loss. what happened?
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Is there any way I can gift some reputation points to another user?

I want to talk in a chatroom with some user to discuss a topic. But that user has less than 20 reputation. Is there any way I can gift him 20 of my reputation points?
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Congratulations to anna v, our second 200k user

With nearly six thousand answers posted over her first decade with us, anna v surpassed the 200,000 reputation milestone this week. Her patient explanations, broad knowledge, and insightful writing ...
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I know the answer but the site prevents me from answering because I have no reputation. What am I to do?

Why does the bathroom become hot after a bath? I know the answer but the site prevents me from answering because I have no reputation. What am I to do?
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How to promote “hidden gems”

Upvote mechanism does not always work on this site. I often see great answers with zero votes that are unaccepted. This is what tends happens: Spend significant amount of time adding an answer In ...
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Is the Stack Exchange reputation point system discouraging?

How should I feel about the Stack Exchange reputation point system? I am new to the Physics Stack Exchange site as a contributor. I try to answer questions that I am sure that I know the answer of. I ...
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Why do I get a -1 point every time I downvote a post?

Do you lose reputation for downvoting?
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My quarter reputation is more than my total reputation!

What is this? Is this some sort of wizardry? Or is the server bad at counting? Jokes apart! Why is my quarter rep more than my total rep?
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Why is the +number in the physics SE users list different from the +number in my profile (on a yearly basis)?

My reputation change on the user list on the Physics SE site this year is about +1500, as can be seen. But according to my profile on that site which can also be seen, my reputation change is only ...
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Downvoting costs one reputation point

Today I downvoted an answer and flagged it, too. Now I get negative scores. Presumably, because I wrote a comment on a bad answer, which is downvoted by others too. Although, I do not care too much ...
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Spike in my reputations

Today when I opened physics stack exchange chemistry I found that my reputation spiked up to 495 whereas yesterday it was around 335(not much but still), for which I don't know how it happened? I just ...
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Error in grammar/distribution of votes

Recently, I came across an incident in which I flagged a question as it was unclear. But, the message reads: Put on hold as unclear what you are asking. Even, I suffered a deduction of 2 votes. When I ...
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How do answers with a score of zero affect the reputation?

On May 29, I answered the question Biggest string theory competitors, which had been posted April 10 on Physics Stack Exchange, that was put on hold later on May 29 because it was felt that "answers ...
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About stack exchange problem solving website

My reputation is 61. I can't upload photo in problem solving website. When will I be able to upload a photo in this website?
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Negative rep score when neither question nor my answer were downvoted

My answer to this question- Wood: A Naturally Occurring Composite Material? was green-checked as "accepted", although neither the question nor my answer were upvoted (both show zero). However, my ...
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Reputation of the user increased without activity

I noticed a user profile who has joined today, has not got any upvote for questions nor has answered any question on physics.SE, how did his reputation surge to 101 within such a short period of time?
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Does the mechanism for marking duplicates change when you reach 50k rep, and if so, can this be avoided?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate, and to my surprise it was immediately closed. The message in the yellow box lists only my name, which makes it sound like my own vote was the only one ...
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my reputation increases faster as I get more reputation

I don't know if it is because of my latest question on main or because of all good help I am getting. can someone tell me if there is a reason I get more faster as I obtain more?
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Why are up voting and down voting thresholds different?

To me down votes and up votes should be earned at the same time, but I want to know what the rationale behind them being different.
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Reputation cap for highly-upvoted posts

Today I posted an answer on Physics SE which has received a fair amount of attention. However, the reputation increase stopped after about 20 upvotes. I’m not exactly sure how the reputation system ...
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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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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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