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The reputation is a measurement of a user's contributions to the site, and the extent to which the community "trusts" that user with extra privileges.

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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer in this thread Generating rectangle centered by point in QGIS got that highly ranked? I am not mad, but honestly saying, I did not use any magic, I did not ...
Taras's user avatar
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

Last time this was discussed here was in Change vote dropping criteria when a user account is deleted. Thought the case had been resolved, because since then, I had not observed a 'user was removed' ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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Reputation limiting actions is a problem [duplicate]

I understand why reputation limits user actions, as it makes moderation easier, however it's very frustrating. I've got a few fairly niche GIS questions, and i'd love to be able to comment on older ...
BogBody's user avatar
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Not getting +2 reputation from edits?

There are a lot of questions on SE about people not getting +2 reputation for edits after reaching 2k reputation or 500 accepted edits already. However, I am below 2k reputation (1808) and have only ...
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Why did I lose 100 reputation on GIS?

Why did I lose 100 reputation on Jan 9th? When others do the same with a disclaimer:
Jeryl Cook's user avatar
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

I just received 8 points for the following answer : How to reset a QGIs toolbar. Apart the fact it was not my best answer on GIS SE (just answering with what was in comments) , i'm surprised I got 8 ...
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4 votes
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One-line answer reputation privilege

I found a one-line answer to Equivalent of layer.redraw(true) in OpenLayers 3? which is bang on the money. The poster who answered has already a fairly good reputation and knows what he or she is ...
Dennis Bauszus's user avatar
3 votes
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Redirect reputation option for answers derived from other user's attempts/answers

Recently I had a question regarding buffers and my question was not worded in the best manner, after some answers and a string of comments, we were able to derive the problem, however it was not ...
Cameron Sloan's user avatar
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Starting rep boost for authors/employees

Is there any way to give software authors or company employees a 50 point rep boost so they can comment anywhere from the start? Similar to that 100 point bonus to other SE sites when you reach a ...
Chris W's user avatar
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Asking for clarifications with less than 50 reputation points?

I'm a beginner at GIS and I've finally found Setting fill style in polygon in OpenLayers? which I think I can answer. However, the person posting the question has not given enough details for me to ...
Ravi Mehta's user avatar
1 vote
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Possible reputation bug - commented on question that was deleted

I noticed an odd change in my rep a bit ago and went to investigate the source - I figured if someone had downvoted one of my answers I would try to improve it. I managed to track the change to a ...
Chris W's user avatar
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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? [closed]

Although my current reputation bestows many other privileges, to be allowed to suggest a tag synonym requires that I first use the one I am suggesting should be obsolete, and gain 5 votes while using ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Why is a User's Reputation Not Shown in Community Wikis?

I was just wondering why a user's reputation and badges aren't shown when a question becomes a community wiki. Is it for space-saving? Or is there another reason? I understand that wiki's do not ...
Fezter's user avatar
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2 votes
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Losing reputation for unaccepted answers?

While browsing through another users reputation, I noticed an entry that sais "-15 unaccepted". Since I have answered a question and was not accepted in the end, I checked my own rep and found nothing ...
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How should the question asker post the eventual solution they used if they based it on an accepted answer?

Just to be clear I have no problem with this particular case at all (if anything it may gain my answer more upvotes), but in this question, the original poster edited my answer to include the code ...
blah238's user avatar
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What to do when two answers are awesome

Sometimes, one questions gets two really good answers. Provided that both answers are equally good, I know I have to eventually pick one, and I guess it would be an arbitrary choice. However, is ...
Ragi Yaser Burhum's user avatar
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Bug? In profile, my questions, badges, votes, etc. are all gone...

At first I thought I wasn't logged in. But noticed my reputation shows up. I get a big 0 for the rest of it: Or did I just do something really, really bad and get it taken away? :\
MaryBeth's user avatar
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Donating bounty

The main utility of the my reputation (aside from ego ;) seems to be that it can help get questions answered if I add bounty to them. I'd like to do so on deserving questions, but I don't have the ...
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Is the reputation calculation working correctly?

Is reputation being calculated correctly, or am I reading the FAQ wrong? See this screenshot of my user page: 3 x question up votes = 15, 7 x answer up votes = 70 = 85+ reputation as I read the FAQ. ...
Mark Ireland's user avatar
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