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How to increase user's karma?

Whatever I do, my reputation won't go up.

I checked source code, can't find where it would bump up my reputation.

pcompassion's avatar
asked 2013-05-10 20:14:25 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2013-05-10 21:10:30 -0500
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Could you clarify what you tried to do to bump your reputation?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-05-10 20:16:03 -0500) edit

I asked/answered question left a comment. don't know what else I can try with karma=1

pcompassion's avatar pcompassion (2013-05-10 20:29:57 -0500) edit

With default settings, the only way to earn reputation is to accept answers, however it is possible to decrease the barrier to vote. Evgeny (May 4 '11) <-- found from related question.. ok.. that's too high barrier I feel.. Where should I start to look at to change it?

pcompassion's avatar pcompassion (2013-05-10 20:32:18 -0500) edit

"settings->minimum reputation" is the section

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-05-10 20:45:49 -0500) edit
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Karma grows when you receive upvotes from other people or when your answers are accepted as correct.

Admins can artificially increase or decrease karma in the user profile -> moderation sections.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2013-05-10 20:32:28 -0500
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aye. thanks.. I think offering small karma when user post a question or post an answer could be good. I think SO does this, doesn't it?

pcompassion's avatar pcompassion (2013-05-10 20:42:28 -0500) edit

Can't agree with you, sorry. This way it will be possible to gain reputation just by making arbitrary posts, even spam.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-05-10 20:44:37 -0500) edit
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