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Why do we have a rep cap?

1) Why do we even have a rep cap in the first place? Doesn't it deprive users of their hard-earned rep? The rep cap is perhaps more important on larger sites, where questions and answers receive many ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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why do we lose rep when we downvote answers

There's this Supernova user. I really don't like their avatar and I want to downvote everything they say. I don't care that's not a valid reason for voting and votes should only be on the content, not ...
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Were there many users removed in recent days? Was there a cause?

There was an issue in which some inappropriate voting was corrected. Unfortunately, the user(s) abusing the system had voted for legitimately good questions as well (such as your own), so when the ...
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Offering bounty to another's question. What are the benefits?

The benefit is that you draw attention to the question, which raises the chances of getting a (good) answer, and everybody gets to hopefully learn something about chemistry. Will I get reputations ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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Why hasn't this user's reputation increased?

A user can gain a maximum of 200 reputation per day. Reputation from accepts, association bonuses, and bounties are exempt from this cap. This is outlined in the help centre: You can earn a ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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Voting Corrected

As a rule we do not comment on the specific details of such cases. Suffice it to say that there were unnatural voting patterns - in this case serial upvoting, since you have lost reputation that came ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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Why is there no "reduced ads" privilege at 200 reputation on this site?

This answer seems to suggest there are no ads on Chemistry (except for the sidebar) and the privilege is therefore hidden: The privilege exists everywhere. But on most sites, it's hidden and ...
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Why is downvote cast to my question not shown in chemistry stack exchange unlike meta stack exchange? (My reputation is odd?)

It's probably because your question was also downvoted (do you have a -2 in your reputation list?): Score = upvotes - downvotes. Hope this helps!
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Glitch in monthly leaderboard

Honestly, you aren't the only person shocked. I was too.. TBH, this began after I started playing around with deleting an answer and testing the delay in the rep recalculation taking place. I did it ...
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