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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes I say that we should go ahead with this change. Apart from simply correctly appreciating the massive amount of effort put into writing good challenges, this would also be a very nice added ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Absolutely PPCG is different from most other sites on Stack Exchange in that it is not a Q+A site; in fact, many questions that ask for help (other than "how to golf in ____") are marked as ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes, but only if downvotes scale to -4 Peter Taylor brought up a very good point in a comment: There are many questions which would change from being worth negative rep to positive rep should this ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

I'm late to this party, so I probably won't get many votes. Upvotes +15, Downvotes -5 For each one challenge, approximately 9.9 solutions are written. It seems obvious to me that challenges are far ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Comments requiring reputation is an unfortunate situation, but it is (sadly) necessary to prevent comment spam. There is no manual override; the only way to post comments is to earn the 50 reputation ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

One time bonus for Nice Questions This probably won't be implemented. But it seems to be exactly what all you want: Easy questions getting a lot of upvotes won't be affected much. Questions having a ...
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Can't add an answer to question Don't google “google” on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

This is status-bydesign because you have to earn 10 rep on the site, in order to answer a protected question. The 100 rep association bonus doesn't apply towards the rep needed. From this MSE post ...
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How should challenge authors be rewarded for creating exemplary challenges?

I suggested a potential feature request related to this when we were discussing ideas about the fact that we're not a Q&A site. This is of course a suggestion that would require changes to the ...
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How did I lose 5 reputation on an answer?

A quick glance at your reputation history reveals that your answer was unaccepted (-15) and got an upvote (+10). The sum is the -5 you saw in the notification area.
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

As of yesterday, November 13th 2019, this is now in effect network wide: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation earned ...
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Rep requirement for asking

No There are a few reasons I think this is a bad idea, any one of which I think can stand alone. Considered together, it seems like an obvious conclusion to me. Ask Questions, Get Answers This is what ...
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Is it permitted to upvote only to test submissions?

Absolutely not In general Targeted upvoting – i.e., upvoting because of the poster instead of the post itself – is forbidden on the entire network and can have unpleasant consequences both for the ...
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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

Reddit karma is +1/-1. Why should SE rep be +10/-2? In short, the voting and reputation structure are optimized for a Q/A site rather than a system that ranks popular opinions. There is asymmetry in ...
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Rep requirement for asking

No Some users don't answer in PPCG, and yet can be great challenge writers. Why restrict when there's no need to?
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50 reputation to comment on answer to 'The Programming Language Quiz'?

In short: yes, I think it is unfair. However, this is a quirk for this specific puzzle, due to answers being in comment form. The fifty reputation limit is network wide, and not something easily ...
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

Any user with 20 rep on their parent site can suggest an improvement to an answer by pinging the OP in chat and posting the suggestion there, or a link to a pastebin or something if it's long. You ...
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Does (Should) instituting a bounty count as earning negative rep for the daily rep limit

You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation from upvotes per day. This limit is not affected by either placing or earning bounties. For the scenario you describe in your question, the final reputation ...
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How should challenge authors be rewarded for creating exemplary challenges?

Maintain a list of exemplary challenges We would have a post on meta. In this post, each answer would consist of a summary of an exemplary challenge and a link. Each such answer would serve as a ...
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Meta privileges help page inconsistency

A 5 has been changed into a 1. That is all.
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(When) do my mod tools go away?

Yes, the privilege thresholds increase when sites get custom designs. See Congratulations, you're graduating!. So if you still have about 2000 reputation when we get a design, you'll still have ...
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Do you gain reputation from upvotes from the meta site

No. I've upvoted your question for you to verify this. From the What is "meta"? How does it work? page: Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your ...
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Rep points for questions

This appears to be a moot point, at least for the time being. Asked on Meta, the response is that it would change the core functionality too much. This may change down the road, but it seems unlikely ...
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4 votes
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100 bonus reputation from trusted site not enough to answer protected question

The message says you need to earn at least 10 reputation on the site you are posting on. The association bonus doesn't count.
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When reputation drops to 0, Is asking not allowed?

Reputation can't drop to zero. It never falls below 1.
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Why I'm getting reputation for this?

You answer was downvoted twice, once on October 23rd, once today. Your net reputation has not changed as a result of that post.
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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

Is this characteristic an intended behavior for Code Golf? Yes: You gain reputation when: question is voted up: +5 (…) You lose reputation when: <...
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Why I'm getting reputation for this?

There is no bug You can never be sure with downvotes, even mods have somewhat limited information on this. But to get +4 rep like that you would have to have a post with two downvotes (and no upvotes)...
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Let's go on a mission

We did it! Assuming the goal @Doorknob set with: 3 trusted users 10 deleters 80 closers 120 editors is still valid, we did it! We currently have: 4 trusted users, (Martin Büttner, Doorknob, Howard ...
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