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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 incentive to start writing questions, especially for existing users who now want to earn more rep. :)


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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 being not on topic. The thing that makes PPCG unique is that the interaction between question asker and question answerer is important. PPCG is not a site where ...


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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 change be implemented without scaling downvotes accordingly. Currently, downvotes on both questions and answers are worth -2 reputation. I propose that downvotes ...


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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 more valuable to the site than solutions. Make upvotes count for +15. Fifteen reputation for an upvote will reward poorly written challenges. We have a Sandbox ...


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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 points it requires. There are a few ways to achieve this. You might already be familiar with them, but I'll list them anyway. Post answers. You might not be ...


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Be a page 2 voter One thing I have noticed is we often get newcomers adding to questions where the answers have spilled onto page two. Answers linger down there in the depths getting no votes. We can make the site a little more welcoming by deliberately reading page 2 (or 3 or 4) and voting on some answers there.


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That is my opinion. Initially I was making it a comment, but it quickly became too long for a comment. Try to use all your votes People should try harder to hit the daily vote limit and chase the Vox Populi badge. Go on, read the questions and answers and use your upvotes in what you think is good. Do not reserve your upvotes only for the "best of the ...


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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 lot of upvotes and downvotes won't be affected much. New users writing bad questions won't be affected much before understanding this situation. Questions ...


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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 Who can answer a protected question? Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for ...


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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 software, which would likely be only useful for PPCG and Puzzling. The main idea is to introduce a separate bounty system for challenges. The main difference to ...


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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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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 voter and the votee. While going through a specific user's posts out of curiosity (and naturally upvoting several posts as a result) and going through a ...


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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 from an upvote to an answer.


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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 the whole platform is about. Anyone can ask a question, and anyone can answer it. It's literally the foundation for the Stack Exchange model. If we're ...


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CodeGolf Site activity: The above chart shows me that you guys have had a huge surge in activity since December (maybe Grace is right about the code-trolling ) As part of the CodeReview crowd that is interested in graduation, I have been putting together a bunch of SEDE queries that are useful. Many of them are documented in our SEDEWonderland post on ...


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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 the meaning of upvotes and downvotes. The value of a Q/A site is how many people find a post useful, so upvotes should be a fundamental metric for the value of ...


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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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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 nomination, and challenges whose nominations that receive a certain number of upvotes would be considered exemplary. This mechanism ensures that this honor is ...


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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 can also try to find the user's chat profile and invite them to some other room you're already in, or you can create a new room for a conversation between the two ...


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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 changeable (especially for a single post). In the future, I'd like to see an alternative to comment-answers, but I'm not sure exactly what form that would take ...


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A 5 has been changed into a 1. That is all.


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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 count would be 950. Related post on Mother Meta: How does proposing a bounty affect the reputation cap?


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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 your edits applied immediately, but access to all privileges above that will be removed. See Stack Overflow's privileges for comparison.


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Brevity is the soul of bit In essence, the site needs two things to prod it on to a higher level: More participation More and better content More participation gets us the things Doorknob and Victor are on about: more rep for everyone, so everyone can have access to more active roles in the community, and a more engaged community in general. More and ...


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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 reputation on Code Golf Stack Exchange (synchronized hourly), though you earn separate badges. You must have 1 reputation to participate on meta.


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Reputation can't drop to zero. It never falls below 1.


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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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status-bydesign: What is a protected question? The assoc bonus does not count for this purpose.


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