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2013 10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) (2013)
San Francisco, CA, USA USA
May 18, 2013 to May 19, 2013
ISSN: 2160-1852
ISBN: 978-1-4799-0345-0
pp: 89-92
Amiangshu Bosu , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
Christopher S. Corley , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
Dustin Heaton , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
Debarshi Chatterji , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
Jeffrey C. Carver , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
Nicholas A. Kraft , Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290, USA
ABSTRACT
StackOverflow (SO) contributors are recognized by reputation scores. Earning a high reputation score requires technical expertise and sustained effort. We analyzed the SO data from four perspectives to understand the dynamics of reputation building on SO. The results of our analysis provide guidance to new SO contributors who want to earn high reputation scores quickly. In particular, the results indicate that the following activities can help to build reputation quickly: answering questions related to tags with lower expertise density, answering questions promptly, being the first one to answer a question, being active during off peak hours, and contributing to diverse areas.
INDEX TERMS
Communities, Java, Gold, Measurement, Silver, Correlation, Buildings
CITATION

A. Bosu, C. S. Corley, D. Heaton, D. Chatterji, J. C. Carver and N. A. Kraft, "Building reputation in StackOverflow: An empirical investigation," 2013 10th IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2013)(MSR), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013, pp. 89-92.
doi:10.1109/MSR.2013.6624013
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