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What are reputation points?

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What are reputation points?
asked Sep 15, 2012 in ReachBack FAQs by Admin (290 points)  

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Reputation points are a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. Basic use of the site, including asking questions, answering, and suggesting edits, does not require any reputation at all. But the more reputation you earn, the more privileges you gain on Answers.

 
The primary way to gain reputation is by posting good questions and useful answers. Your peers will vote on your posts, and those votes will cause you to gain (or, in rare cases, lose) reputation:
 
Posting a question: +200 points

Selecting an answer for your question: +300 points

Per up vote on your question: +200  points

Per down vote on your question: –100 points

Limit from up votes on each question: +1000 points

Limit from down votes on each question: –300 points

Posting an answer: +40 points

Having your answer selected as the best: +3000 points

Per up vote on your answer: +200 points

Per down vote on your answer: –200 points

Limit from up votes on each answer: +200 points

Limit from down votes on each answer: -500 points

Voting up a question: +10 points

Voting down a question: +10 points

Voting up an answer: +10 points

Voting down an answer: +10 points

Add for all users: +100 points
 
Amass enough reputation points and we will grant you additional privileges. At the high end of this reputation spectrum there is little difference between users with high reputation and moderators. That is very much intentional. We don’t run Answers. The community does.
answered Sep 15, 2012 by Admin (290 points)  
edited Sep 17, 2012 by Admin
I think the above guideline is no more applicable? For instance, I cannot receive 200 points for asking a question. Grateful if an updated guideline can be published. Thank you.