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Thank you, Rob, it has been a nice trip these ten years. I was forced to retire from research in 2000, because of civil service rules, and did not want to stay on (with various grants) because money for research in Greece was, and still is, not enough for high energy experiments. That require a number of trips to CERN and meetings to keep effective in the ...


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Of your 65 answers to date, you've written 59 in the last ten days. If you continued at that pace for very long, you would become one of the most prolific answerers of questions in our community. You don't show up yet in this sitewide query because of the schedule on which its cache is updated, but if you poke around in dates in the past, you'll see that ...


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Rob's answer covers most of the ground, but I'll chime in with some additional comments. I hope that I create enough reputation and put my Stackexchange reputation in my CV. So, the reputation points matter to me. To be honest, this is a bit of a weird goal. The specifics of your CV will depend on what type of job you're applying for, and indeed (as ...


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There seems to be conflation of two issues here. One is suggested in the title: how to bring attention to a good answer that hasn't gotten enough attention. The other is the issue of working really hard on an answer to a question where the OP is just not on board with your answer for whatever reason. These are not necessarily the same thing, and I would ...


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If you're logged out, you'll see a banner like this one in the place where the "answer question" box usually is: Most of our questions don't have this banner and they can be answered by anyone. However, some of our questions attract low-quality answers from visitors who don't yet understand how our site works or what kinds of answers are valuable ...


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Yes, you lose reputation for downvoting answers (but not questions). See this post on the central meta for more discussion on this.


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No. While bounties technically allow transferral of reputation from one account to another, they are not meant to be used as gifts, and any bounty that is found to be used that way will be refunded. The user will have to earn the necessary reputation points on their own. It's not that hard - 20 points are just 2 upvotes.


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When a question attracts a lot of poor answers, it can be marked as protected. This is done automatically in some cases and manually in others. When a question is marked as protected, you need at least 10 reputation in order to answer it. So if you ask any question or provide any other answer that gets at least one upvote you will be able to answer protected ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible