In general, not at all. Each answer should be voted on because of the content of the specific answer - and not because of the person posting.
The bounty system is designed to transfer many votes at once. Voting on answers also carries far more numerical rep than voting on questions.
I would say if you find ...
This is a fair question and one worth asking from time to time.
Being someone who gets to see many of the bad comments and many of the bad answers as well as many of the bad questions I would say that the site would be worse off by implementing your suggestion.
When someone goes to answer a question, especially a new user, the site actively discourages ...
Because comments are transitory, and should be used to indicate clarification etc. An upvote on a comment is further evidence to the OP that it's a good one that may allow them to amend their question/answer. If that results in an improvement etc, then the vote should be applied to the question/answer (if that's not already been done), not the comment, ...
There is actually no difference in reputation required for commenting on StackOverflow or AskDifference.
On both sites:
you need a reputation of 50 to be able to comment on posts other than your own.
you need a reputation of 10 to answer protected posts (search for protected:1 to see those on either site)
some posts get locked and no one can comment or ...
These thoughts and more have been actively discussed in Chat for over a week now, so drop in any time if you want to discuss anything further. Many people are in agreement in many ways, you'll see who by looking at Chat or the existing Meta questions and answers.
I think that you chose an unfortunate example to prove your point, as adding a screenshot can ...
Another aspect apart from "thanks through many votes is not how this is supposed to work":
Is it ok to “thank” someone by upvoting many of their questions?
Is looking through someones Q&A with the intention of upvoting good ones in order to "repay" them for help bad practice/not allowed?
Well, from my personal opinion and experience, if you want to ...
26 is what is left after the bounty. A bounty is removed from your rep the moment you offer it, not when you award it to an answer. You lose that rep even if you don't then offer it to anyone.
Essentially the user gets 1 rep when joining, received an association bonus of 100 for having sufficient rep on another SE site, earned 25 points on AD to total 126,...
The reputation system works to balance the moderation load with allowing new people to learn the ropes by performing the easier tasks of asking and answering as they start to use the sites.
There have been many requests to change this limit. Some have asked for it to be made more restrictive. I'm guessing you would like it to be less restrictive. This is ...
This is status-bydesign.
The association bonus is purposefully removed from the calculation used to determine if you have sufficient reputation to answer a protected question.
To answer a protected question, you must earn 10 reputation specifically on this site, regardless of your reputation elsewhere on Stack Exchange.
There's already a feature request on ...
From What is the daily reputation cap and how can I hit it?
The maximum amount of reputation you can earn in one day from up-votes and approved suggested edits is 200. Any reputation you receive beyond that no longer awards any points [for that day, nor are those points deferred to another day].
You can still earn rep by winning a bounty, accepting ...
See https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/serial-voting-reversed (a link which is actually displayed in your reputation history in your profile).
Basically, an unknown user decided to upvote a lot of your posts, a behavior which the system detected and corrected by invalidating/reversing those upvotes. There is nothing you could have done to prevent that ...
Your post has received 2 upvotes and 1 downvote, for a total of 1 displayed beside the post. You receive +10 reputation for each upvote and -2 reputation for each downvote.
The achievements dropdown shows reputation changes rather than vote changes, so the -2 shown in your screenshot refers to the decrement by 2 of your reputation for the one downvote ...
Your linked answer is a community wiki post. One of the effects of this is that you receive no reputation for the post, positive or negative. This is indicated by the different style of author link at the bottom of the post.
Answers can be made community wiki specifically using the community ...
Red, or #ab2020, is the accent colour used throughout this site for highlighting.
Ask Different isn't the only site to use red (or a shade of red) for this.
For example, Arqade uses red for bounties and Webmasters uses orange (these were just the first ...
You are always allowed to review pending suggested edits on your own posts. In this case, the user reviewed one of your edits to their question:
The user will have received a notification like this in their inbox notifying them that their post has got a pending suggested edit:
Clicking this item ...
Ok, here's mine - from 4th down to 1,120th!
I don't live for rep, but admit I was looking forward to breaking the 50K barrier. Guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for that now. :(
Oh well, patience is a virtue. LOL
That -2 is from just a single downvote; the two upvotes you got (giving +20 reputation) were given on earlier days and do not appear in your achievement inbox, which only lists the most recent changes.
For more information, check the timeline of your answer and your reputation history.
Badges on Meta mean different things — for example, the answer badges on Meta means that you've answered a question regarding how the site functions, not the site itself. This is substantially different due to the difference in subject matter.
As an aside, reputation is tracked independently on Meta, just not shown.
If you are talking about the 100 rep association bonus: you only get that once per site, when you sign up for a site and already have at least 200 rep on another SE site. See https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation for the official documentation on this:
If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation on at ...
Is it ok to “thank” someone by upvoting many of their questions?
No. This practice is contrary to the overall objective of StackExchange in general:
Voting is central to our model of providing quality questions and
answers; it is how …
...good content rises to the top
...incorrect content falls to the bottom
...users who consistently ...
Anonymous feedback (positive and negative) is in a different bin and affects things like placement on the home page, search results, etc.. but it doesn't grant direct reputation.
You can look at this help section to see how reputation works in specific.
It seems only SO shows the rep. league.
Since SE has 115(!) Q&A sites all in all, I made a script (obviously :P) to look through each of them and check whether profile pages showed rep. league.
The result was that no other SE sites but SO showed it. To be extra sure, I also recorded total number of users for each site and number of users with actual RP ...
Since the start of the competition, an incredible amount of low quality questions has been asked
I think some examples are in order. Yes, we've got more questions, but are they truly low quality?
in some cases, just the rate at which some users ask questions, it clearly showed it was only being asked to gain votes for the competition.
Well, that was ...
I've noticed several times that I got three or more upvotes the same day.
Not a "thank you" because it has happened when I haven't posted anything recently.
My hypothesis is that someone was looking for a topic, found an answer or question I had created some time ago, and decided to look at some of my other answers or questions.
Resurrected old questions also have their good aspects sometimes, especially if the resurrection brings attention to a topic which is still unresolved/unanswered. So at least for the "me too" kind of non-answers it increases the chances of the question actually getting answered (which in a way helps the user posting the "me too" as well).