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I need 50 reputation to post a comment, how can I gain reputation without commenting?

Honestly I think the title says it all, but I'm happy to elaborate where needed.
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RPG.SE has admitted its first Hobgoblin to the 100k club

Please join me in congratulating Nobody the Hobgoblin (formerly Groody) for reaching 100,000 reputation! Notably, Nobody the Hobgoblin is the quickest user to ever reach 100k reputation, having done ...
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Why do reputation changes listed in the "Time" view on the profile page view show large values?

Here is a reputation change from the "Time" view on the Reputation tab, showing +190 rep for an Upvote on this answer. As of the time of this writing, the answer had a total of 8 upvotes and ...
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How can I have more year reputation than total reputation?

I happened to look up my reputation this morning, and it shows this for the "Year" tab: Note that my reputation for the year is 100 points higher than my total reputation, even though I ...
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Is there a way to find out which user was removed, and when are their votes reverted?

I got a message this morning about reputation changes, stating they were due to a user being removed. However, there is no information which user that was. Is there any way to find out? Also, this Q&...
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Are un-upvotes lowering the rep ceiling?

I have a weird behaviour in SE today, where my daily Rep seems capped at 190, not 200: It's not clear to me what causes this behaviour, but earlier today, someone unupvoted a vote: Is that expected ...
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Congratulations for reaching 100k reputation points, Thomas Markov!

While browsing the site, I noticed that Thomas Markov has reached 100,000 reputation points on RPG.SE: With 79 questions and 1,182 answers, he can be very frequently seen around the site helping out ...
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Does a suspended user still gain or lose rep for votes cast on their Q&As while they are suspended, after the suspension ends?

A curious thought came to me while browsing the Stack today. A suspended user has their reputation locked at 1 and doesn't gain or lose any rep while suspended. I.e. regardless of how many votes—up ...
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Why are featured questions not actually featured?

This question is based on my experience with bounties I've placed on two separate questions in the past couple weeks, spending a total of 400 rep. After placing each bounty the questions were moved ...
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How to improve/maintain the quality-of-life of small fandoms in the face of a dominant big fandom on an open Stack Exchange?

Back when I joined RPGSE, I of course noticed how big the D&D demographic is here. And at first I thought, 'Hey, I can just Ignore all the AD&D tags and Watch tags of my games and everyone has ...
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Why is my meta rep briefly different from my normal rep?

Literally as I started making this question it changed to what it should be, but I'm still curious as to why it was the case: I had two tabs in Chrome open, one on meta and the other on rpg....
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Downvoting first questions - can we be more welcoming?

I feel as though I've seen a lot of new-member questions that are (not that surprisingly) less than amazing, and therefore get close votes. I think that's pretty logical, and usually the close votes ...
Isaac Reefman's user avatar
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How does one build enough reputation to respond to threads?

When I asked a question [auto-deleted, now only visible 10K+] in response to not being able to respond to a question thread, my thread was stopped by site moderators as follows: put on hold as ...
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What's required to create a tag synonym?

I just created hoard-of-the-dragon-queen and think it would be a very good idea to add a synonym hotdq, considering how common that abbreviation is. However, when I go to suggest it, I'm told I need 5 ...
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Strange reputation behaviour

Relating to this question on Stack Overflow Meta, I'd just like to confirm that there's no odd voting behaviour going on with this question, as it's an old question and I've just had two upvotes for ...
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Why does downvoting hurt my reputation (but upvoting does not help it)? [duplicate]

I feel that legitimate downvoting is disincentivised by the rep penalty. What are the reasons this penalty exists?
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Incorrect filtering of rep events when unfolded

While poking around on my profile page I noticed that the "folded" versions of rep events don't contain the proper number of individual events once unfolded. It looks like the methods used to filter ...
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Why deleting a bad question/answer doesn't return reputation points?

It appears that after a bad question/answer removal the reputation points are not returned to the downvoters. Why is it so? Shouldn't it be different?
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What does it mean when it says I need “50 reputation” to comment?

I want to add a comment on a question about disability in RPGs and it won't let me without "50 reputation". What is that?
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No Enlightened badge to go with Nice Answer on first-posted accepted answer?

I got Nice Answer for How to deal with combat immediately after entering room through narrow passage more than two hours ago, but no sign of Enlightened, though I'm pretty positive it meets the ...
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Why do some of my questions have a (-2) to reputation?

How do I get -2 Reputation for some of my questions? They are sincere questions. And I don't have the reputation to tag this with reputation.
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Why don't we award a rep point for a helpful comment that improved an answer?

Background: Use of the search feature did not lead me to any question on meta that addressed Comments earning reputation. (this addresses reviews, not Comments). My question is based on the ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
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What rep is required to see upvotes/downvotes?

I was just wondering what rep is required to see the votes on a question? I.e. Total upvotes/total downvotes. I am of mixed rep over several SE sites so I can't specifically remember.
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Why is reputation capped at 200 per day?

From the Help Center: You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day from any combination of the activities below. Bounty awards, accepted answers, and association bonuses are not subject to the ...
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Why don't review actions give reputation?

When going through the review queue recently, a thought occurred: if reviewing things like late answers or close votes helps the site, why don't they give reputation? It would make sense to me that ...
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Stackexchange Rep is XP

Am I the only person who keeps thinking of Rep as XP? I keep thinking (and almost typing) thinks like: "You should post that comment as an answer then you can earn some XP from it." or "Man I have ...
Frames Catherine White's user avatar
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User was removed?

I'm not sure if I did something wrong and I'm doing something even wronger posting this, but there is only one way to know. I went to my profile a few minutes ago and I found that there was a "User ...
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Does "Main Stream" = Free Rep?

It seems to me that there are a lot of questions that just because they use a mechanic or setting that's all the rage will essentially garner free rep for putting just about any answer, even if it was ...
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Do you lose reputation when a post is deleted?

I'm just wondering if you lose reputation when a post that you contribute to is deleted. Example: If you were to edit a question and that question gets deleted would you lose the 2 rep that you ...
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Can the reputation system be improved upon?

I just got on the wrong side of the reputation stick on the Gaming SE, by asking a question against their specific flavor of FAQ and policies. It got me to thinking, and I wanted to ask whether the ...
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Why do privileges have different reputation requirements on other SE sites?

I just noticed that the reputation requirements for privileges are higher on gaming.stackexchange.com than on rpg.stackexchange.com. For example, Create Tags is 150 here, but 300 on Gaming, and ...
Joe Dovahkiin's user avatar
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Does rep gained for certain actions vary?

Last week I gained 5 rep per upvote. Today I gained 10 per upvote. Is this an SE-wide change or is there some sort of rep bonus on certain days?
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why does the site say an existing tag can't be created with this low a reputation?

for my first question i tried tagging it nwod (for new world of darkness) and changeling. The system tutut-ed at me saying that ...
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My Reputation Seems Frozen?

In the past 24-ish hours I've gained 75 rep (or so says my responses) but my score hasn't changed from 768. Anyone else experiencing something like this? Is it because I've only been active on Meta ...
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So I just broke 2000 reputation... now what?

The FAQ mentions access to moderation tools and deletion ability. What are these moderation tools and how can I learn more about them? Or are they only for people who are actually moderators?
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