Questions tagged [reputation]

Questions and discussions on and related to the reputation point system used on the main site.

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Development of the MathOverflow community

From the Stack Exchange Data Explorer one can obtain the following data: Number of people who joined MO in the last 4 years and have collected at least 10000 points: 96 Number of people who joined ...
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Does the point system encourage flooding the site with questions?

Presently, it may well seem to users who are not yet familiar with MathOverflow that flooding the site with questions is desirable and encouraged behavior -- at least this is what the point system ...
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How did I lose all my reputation points?

At the beginning of the summer I had around 1,172 reputation points. I didn't log on for a few months. Then, I saw that the site looked a little different and I looked at my profile and saw that I ...
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Loss of reputation because a "user was removed"

I just noticed that I lost 10 points of rep because "user was removed". I don't get it.
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Is there an association bonus for this site?

I used to have a 1 rep MO account. After the SE2.0 merger, I logged in, and while the accounts are showing up associated, I have not received the association bonus. My MO profile is still the same, ...
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Mysterious one point rep increase

Yesterday my reputation total increased by 1 point. As far as I know there is (was) no action which would trigger 1 point increase (downvoting gives $-1$, accepting an answer gives $+2$, etc.) I am ...
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A trivia question: reputation dip [duplicate]

Why did my reputation decrease by 300+ points right after the system up-grading?
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Questions and Answers missing

List of my questions and my answers have disappeared in the new updated version today, though the data about how long I have been member, my location etc are intact. The reputation points have come ...

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