Permissions and points

The following list explains what actions will award or deduct points from your total score.

  • One of your questions is voted up: +5pt
  • One of your questions is voted down: -2pt
  • One of your answers is voted up: +10pt
  • One of your answers is voted down: -2pt
  • One of your answers become the accepted answer for that question: +15pt
  • You accept an answer posted to your question: +2pt
  • You vote an answer down: -1pt
  • You unvote a question: -1pt
  • You cancel an upvote on an answer: -1pt
  • One of your questions or answer is deleted as being spam: -100pt

As you accumulate more and more points, you will get permission to do more and more on the site. To collect points you must ask good questions or give good answers that the other users will vote for.

Actions any user can take

  • Add questions
  • Add questions (without approval)
  • Edit own questions
  • Delete own questions (if unresolved and has no more than 1 answer)
  • Edit own comments on questions
  • Delete own comments on questions
  • Close own questions
  • Add answers
  • Add answers (without approval)
  • Edit own answers
  • Delete own answers (if not yet accepted by the question author)
  • Edit own comments on answers
  • Delete own comments on answers

Actions that require at least 15 points reputation

  • Vote up questions
  • Flag questions
  • Vote up comments on questions
  • Flag comments on questions
  • Vote up answers
  • Flag answers
  • Vote up comments on answers
  • Flag comments on answers
  • Add comment to questions
  • Add comment to answers

Actions that require at least 50 points reputation

  • Add tags

Actions that require at least 125 points reputation

  • Vote down questions
  • Vote down answers

Actions that require at least 300 points reputation

  • Edit any question
  • Edit any comment on questions
  • Edit any answer
  • Edit any comment on answers
  • Add categories
  • Edit categories
  • Edit tags

Actions that require at least 400 points reputation

  • Close any question

Actions that require at least 500 points reputation

  • Accept answer on other user’s questions

Actions that require at least 600 points reputation

  • Delete any question / Manage flagged questions
  • Delete any answer / Manage flagged answers

Actions that require at least 1.000 points reputation

  • Delete categories
  • Delete tags

Actions that require at least 2000 points reputation

  • Vote up own questions
  • Vote up own comments on questions
  • Vote up own answers

Vote up own comments on answers