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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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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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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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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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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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old questions with incorrect answers

What is the best way to handle a case where a question was asked a long time ago and received several incorrect answers but no correct ones? To be more concrete, this was the situation with this ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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user was removed

When does that happen? I found a 4+ in my sum and tried to see for what, and got "user was removed" instead of a link to the question.
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Does the site have a cap on how many reputation points a poster can earn per day?

I was looking over the various badges the site has to offer, and noticed that a poster can earn a few of them for hitting a built-in upper limit for rep earned in a given day. That's fine, but I'm ...
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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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Why do some absent users get a weekly reputation of over 50?

One user called Noldorin on the first page of weekly reputation points has a score of 74, even though he hasn't asked/answered a question since July. Maybe people automatically get reputation points ...
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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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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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why can't I delete my answer

My answer was posted twice by mistake, but I am allowed only to "vote" for deleting it. is it because I dont have enough reputation? Why can't I delete my answer?
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Reputation missing from TP merge?

I had posted on question to TP:SE, and the question was merged, but I don't seem to have the additional reputation points added (admittedly a small number). My only evidence of missing the reputation ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I am down voting and still not losing reputation?

I down voted two days back on a closed question. Didn't lose any points. Today I down voted yet another not closed question. Didn't lose any points. What is the problem?
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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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What is the “positive question record”?

What is the positive question record in figure below?
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The case of the missing reputation points

A few days ago I noticed that 50 reputation points vanished overnight from my total. This was particularly galling since I had just crossed the 2,000 mark and the difference left me back in the 1900s. ...
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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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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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when does a reputation day begin and end?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/faq#reputation says ''You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day.'' I am just curiuos: does this mean no more than 200 in any 24h time window, or in a ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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More rep has changed than I can account for

Yesterday I had 1693 rep, but when I logged on today I had only 1689 left. I went in to see if I'd gotten any downvotes. There weren't any, but I did have a "post was removed" notice - I ticked the "...
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Why did my asteroid question end up with -4 votes?

Out of 1000+ questions on physics stack exchange, only 7 have a -4 or worse count (this link is temporary): https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions?page=78&sort=votes One of these is a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...