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Is it ok to "thank" someone by upvoting many of their questions?

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 ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

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 ...
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Why don't "up-votes" received for a comment contribute to reputation scores?

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/...
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Is it ok to "thank" someone by upvoting many of their questions?

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 ...
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Why do I need 50 rep to post a comment?

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 ...
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Bounty without having enough reputation to spend

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. ...
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Protected questions not considering +100 bonus rep for linking profile

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 ...
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What happens when I reach the daily reputation limit?

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 ...
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Why did all my questions get up-voted at once and then suddenly get down-voted?

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 ...
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

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 ...
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

While I got hit with a big -185, my overall rank or reputation didn't drop a lot (thankfully).
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

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....
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

Was not significant this time around, just lost a measly 85 rep points: But I had a 'Month of Ouch' back in January:
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

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, ...
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Why haven't I received reputation points for some of the upvotes that one of my answers received?

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 ...
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Why are the positive bonus rep red in the reputation tab?

Red, or #ab2020, is the accent colour used throughout this site for highlighting. .review-indicator span h3 a:hover .bounty-indicator .bounty-indicator-tab .bounty-award .bounty-vote-off Ask ...
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How can a user review a suggested edit without having access to the suggested edit review queue?

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: https://apple.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/...
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Why does Meta award badges and inherit reputation?

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 ...
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Do my up votes count once I have enough reputation?

Neither. 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 ...
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What exactly is "change" in the rep leagues?

This is your change in rank, not in reputation. You can confirm this by changing the Sort Order to by Rank Change and seeing that number is the one in order.
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How can I earn 100 reputation bonus

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....
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Unable to comment on certain questions

That's actually how the site works: You need a reputation of 50 (see https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges) to be able to comment on every post. You can always comment on your own posts
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Is it ok to "thank" someone by upvoting many of their questions?

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 ...
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

It's not, fortunately for me, a significant percentage - but ouch Edit & add your own, for the 'Week of Ouch' posterity community wiki.
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Is it ok to "thank" someone by upvoting many of their questions?

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 ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

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 ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

As far as I'm aware, there's no legal way to fix 'stupid' ;) Rather than allow people who didn't make the slightest effort to read the large yellow 'Your Answer' section before posting their "Me too!...
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Can we have the reputation league shown in the user page like Stack Overflow?

Seems it's been done — it now exists as of rev 2014.5.14.1605:
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How do you get to the page that describes reputation privileges you have earned?

Clicking your reputation is no longer sufficient with the advent of the new top bar. Go to your user page, either by clicking yourself in the top bar or through any other means, then click the ...
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