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We don't verify the authority of people answering questions, so purported authority/education/experience of the poster are not valid reasons for voting. This is SE Biology, not a US court, and we very much value experience and expertise when they are directed into writing informed answers, but not so much degrees and titles (neither of which contribute to ...


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This can be found it relatively easy: Go into your profile and click on reputation. There you see you reputation listed on a daily base and also for which action you gained (or lost) reputation. +10 are upvotes for answer -2 are downvotes you receive -1 are downvotes you "give" to other people (so downvoting costs you something, too) +1 are reversed ...


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Regardless of your (or anyone's) own legitimacy or expertise, the internet doesn't know that about you (nor should users passing through necessarily believe that to be true about you -- there are plenty of "fake" experts out there). Having a more formal source of info allows users to check in on the legitimacy of something more completely & ...


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You made your post community wiki. Reputation gained by accepted answers and votes (downvotes & upvotes) are not awarded for Community Wiki (CW) posts. Only a moderator will be able to revert the CW. How do Community Wiki posts work? Community wiki posts work by partly transferring ownership of the post from the original author to the community. ...


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If one of your stackexchange accounts has 200+ reputation points, then you get +100 rep points in any new site that you join. This allows you to get past restriction on some basic features (such as commenting, flagging, upvoting). Stackexchange believes that if you have gathered 200 reputation on any site then you are acquainted with the basics of ...


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Mystery solved. @ Tyberius' answer (in Chemistry meta) points out that my question exists here in Biology SE, but that it was not deleted. I'd searched my questions in Chemistry, then asked for help searching my deleted questions in Chemistry, then searched here in Biology, then asked for help searching deleted questions here in Biology, but my searching ...


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