The current system for awarding reputation points is 5 points for a vote on a question, and 10 points for a vote on an answer.

However, the מאמר הכחם says - שאלת חכם חצי תשובה, a wise question is half of the answer. It would seem that the correct way to allot points would be that each time an answer is upvoted, the questioner should get half the points, as well as half the points when an answer is accepted.

Perhaps we have misunderstood this to mean that a wise question is worth half as much as an answer?

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    – msh210 Mod
    Mar 2, 2014 at 19:36
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    @msh210 That was kind of my אין לומר pshat. Or perhaps ברוך שכוונתי Mar 2, 2014 at 19:43
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    I didn't know you could ask a purim torah question in meta? How about giving people reputation for meta activity? Mar 3, 2014 at 20:02
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    @ClintEastwood If we turned on rep on a child meta, even for a while, we'd also open up the possibility for negative rep - something we probably don't want. It's just a little fun.
    – Tim Post
    Mar 4, 2014 at 8:32


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