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Can MO go back to +5 rep for questions? Should it?

Let me answer from the perspective of someone who is not a mathematician but follows this community for certain topics of interest. This is a community of professional mathematicians where, indeed, ...
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Statistics showing that more reputation for questions leads to better questions

I've looked at some related questions on Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault. On those sites, I found no evidence that voting patterns changed as a result of the reputation payout. Given the ...
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Does not upvote always increase reputation?

The question you answered is community wiki, and this also makes all answers community wiki. There is no reputation for votes on community wiki questions and answers.
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

This is not a mistake. It’s an intentional change to the site that the board and moderators agreed on. We coordinated poorly and did not have a formal announcement ready when the change rolled out; ...
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Can MO go back to +5 rep for questions? Should it?

I received a huge reputation boost from this change, but I still think that answering a question still takes much more effort than writing well-posed questions. Coming up with a good mathematical ...
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Can MO go back to +5 rep for questions? Should it?

I don't have a strong opinion on this subject, but insofar as I have one, it is this: Changing the rules is more trouble than it's worth. I lost points back when +10 was downgraded to +5, and I ...
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Weighing votes?

There have been discussions and ideas surrounding decaying votes, along with weights of votes themselves. I've got mixed feelings about both. It's important to look at the utility of reputation, the ...
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Viewing reputation and badges is now opt-in and compatible with the new front page

Maybe it might be useful to collect examples of some situations where it is actually useful to see the users reputation. (In the other words, some cases in which MO users might want to switch the ...
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Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

For users with an ad-blocker who want the old behaviour back: it seems adding https://cdn.sstatic.net/Js/webpack-chunks/8844.6aa9de60ac9aca9f14f4.en.js to your ...
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Is it possible to know the list of removed users?

Let me first say that I'll try to answer your question generally, not to concentrate on the specific user you're looking for. So I understand the question as: "Is it possible to find user account ...
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How can this user have a negative year reputation?

They offered almost 4000 reputation in bounties so far this year: https://mathoverflow.net/users/8133/noah-schweber?tab=bounties Note that the -4827 is the decrease in rank, not in reputation, that's '...
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Reviving questions from the PROMYS application?

This is a genuinely tricky question. I incline toward agreeing with the policy that while we can try to keep problems off the site while applications are open, we can't be expected to play whack-a-...
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How could I compute my "candidate score"?

The criteria are described exactly in What are the details on the "candidate score" which shows during an election?. Moreover, What would my Election Candidate score be? includes a link to a ...
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Rep being recalculated: Qs get +10 now?

The recalculation is being processed in parallel across the entire network. Since it's run per user, some users on a site might get the change before others. We also had technical difficulties that ...
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5 points for an upvote to an answer?

There is daily reputation limit of 200 reputation points - meaning that it is not possible to get more than 200 reputation points in a single day from upvotes. (It is still possible to get more ...
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An error in calculations of percents in reputations?

If you click on the number "0.0x%", the links gets you to reputation league for MathOverflow. (The link given in the question is actually list of the registered users and not the reputation league.) ...
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Statistics showing that more reputation for questions leads to better questions

You wrote: For myself, on a completely personal level, I have noticed that I am less motivated now to ask well thought-out questions because they are "worth less". Is this experience shared? Can it ...
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Double-counting reputation for migrated questions

The original question which was migrated gets automatically deleted after some time, so the reputation is deducted. What should really bother you is the question what is the voting data that gets ...
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Why don't I see the reputation gain?

It's not your user. Note that https://mathoverflow.net/users/56920/arnold-neumaier is a registered user who have no posts. Whereas https://mathoverflow.net/users/56919/arnold-neumaier is an ...
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Can MO go back to +5 rep for questions? Should it?

I am not against the change, but I am strongly against the change being implemented retroactively. I felt the same way when question upvotes were changed from 10 points to 5 points retroactively, and ...
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Undo accepting the answer

Here is a comprehensive description of actions which lead to reputation change, and by how much: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/269653/why-did-i-gain-lose-reputation-can-i-audit-my-...
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Reputation displays after an edit even if opted out

We rolled out the fix. Thank you for noticing that bug.
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Reputation not moving up while having 27 upvotes

You can see an itemized view of the reputation you earned on your user page: https://mathoverflow.net/users/41060/jean-pierre-merx?tab=reputation&sort=post A more detailed listing, but less ...
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The mystery of disappearing points

On Martin Sleziak's encouragement (https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/45770456#45770456), I'll patch together some in the information in comments to form an answer. As I read it, the ...
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Derivative of reputation score over time is identically zero

The questions that you have answered on MathOverflow are all "Community Wiki" posts, and votes on these don't affect reputation. What are "Community Wiki" posts? Questions that ask for a ...
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Apparent bug in reputation calculator

As explained in Todd Trimble's comment, It's Community Wiki. You don't gain or lose reputation points when a thread is in CW. Further reading: What are “Community Wiki” posts?
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible