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What can I do with all this reputation?

Here are some pointers for the use of tools that become available at several of the most important reputation levels: 15–125, 3k, 10k, and 15k. 15 / 15 / 125 It doesn't take much reputation to have ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
6 votes

Where did my points go?

Where did my points go? Do not know where your points went, but there are a few reasons points can be taken away! You lose reputation when: your question is voted down: −2 your answer is voted down:...
Ken Graham's user avatar
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If I give away reputation using bounties, can I lose access to a privilege if I end up below the required reputation for that privilege?

Yes, if your rep drops, you lose the privileges. If your new reputation brings you below the requirement for any privileges, you will lose access to those privileges. - What is a bounty? How can I ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Why does this site incorporate badges?

Contrary to your assertion that "There really isn't much to do for a new member on this site", new members can immediately engage in the core business of the site which is to post questions ...
bruised reed's user avatar
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Why does this site incorporate badges?

Honestly, if you can't be be bothered to even copy/paste a post to the correct place to ask it, this site may not be for you. Asking and answering questions in the way our guidelines expect is hard ...
Caleb's user avatar
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Do you lose rep every time you downvote?

It's not commenting that makes a difference, but the type of content that you are downvoting. Downvoting answers always costs you 1 rep. Downvoting questions doesn't reduce your rep at all. This ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
4 votes

Should we eliminate the reputation system for the main site?

As you say, this isn't particularly feasible – the entire Stack Exchange platform is heavily dependent on the reputation structure. For example: Reputation dictates how many privileges you have on ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
3 votes

Should we eliminate the reputation system for the main site?

One problem this site is suffering from lately is a lack of +1's. I think reputation on the site is pretty important and it gives some air of credibility to users who know the ropes and are good ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Why does this site incorporate badges?

What would Jesus do? Would he require someone to achieve a certain amount of badges before they could chat with Him? As I read the gospels, Jesus would probably ask more than that. Two scriptural ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
3 votes

What can I do with all this reputation?

Around Christmas, we do "Advent Bounties" as a way of distributing our vague Internet points out of joy for the Incarnation. So if you've got some extra saved up, you can spread it around then too!
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Should we eliminate the reputation system for the main site?

If anyone actually feels that their gaining of reputation on this site is feeding sin in their lives, there is a simple solution for that individual: they can mark all of their posts "community wiki". ...
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