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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, questions are usually very well researched and posed, and there's virtually no risk of rewarding homework dump. So, if there's a community in which questions' ...


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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 question is rather easy, one usually is in a specific situation, wants to draw a certain conclusion, so one adds a couple of assumptions that make obvious ...


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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 gained points when the +5 was upgraded to +10, and in both cases I was mostly annoyed that the rules had been changed for (what I perceived as) no good reason. So I ...


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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 have slowed the process down a bit. Hopefully it will be done for everyone across the network in a few hours. (Hopefully not days, but I can't rule that out at ...


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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 many users lost a significant amount of points. I personally consider reputation points as glorified video game points, but I agree with Timothy Chow that ...


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That's a community wiki answer, and you don't get any reputation for upvotes on them (nor do you lose any from downvotes). The idea behind this is that they're easy to edit (for everybody with at least 100 reputation) and are a collaborative effort, and therefore do not confer reputation. Since at the moment it's 100% your work, this might not be fair, but ...


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If you check the checkbox "show removed posts" on your reputation tab, you should see also the reputation lost when post with your suggested edit was removed. You can check the section "My reputation dropped, but I don't see anything listed!" from the relevant part of the FAQ post How do I read the history of my reputation? This bullet post is most likely ...


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This was basically answered in the comments, let me summarize the main points here. Various ways of gaining/losing reputation are listed both in the help center and in this FAQ post: How does “Reputation” work? There are a few where the reputation change is odd: If your answer is accepted, it gives you +15 reputation points. If you downvote some answer, it ...


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Yes, that means the user has been suspended*. All you need to know about the situation is in the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: When an account is suspended The account will receive a private moderator message, explaining the exact details of the suspension and a box to contact moderators.1 The account will be locked at 1 reputation. The user ...


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Full disclosure: I benefited a lot from this change, as I ask a lot of questions. Overall I think it is fair to have upvotes for both questions and answers count the same, although it will - even for a well-posed reseach-level question - require more effort in average to answer it, than to ask it. Here's another approach: Why don't we give more reputation ...


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