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RedPandaCode

I've been on repl for a while but I don't know what cycles are. Like i've seen them but I am not sure how to get them/what they are for.

Answered by Bookie0 [earned 5 cycles]
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Bookie0

Cycles are basically useless internet reputation points, kinda like karma on reddit or reputation on stack overflow. You get 1 cycle when someone upvotes your post/comment (the arrow next to your post name/comment) or if they select your answer as correct (+5 cycles).

The number of cycles you have are indicated by the number in paranthesis; for example you have 1, and I have a little over 4000.

As I said, cycles do not have any value, thought it is rumored repl.it might add a system to use them or something.

But don't worry too much about cycles, just focus on coding and having fun! :D

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BD103

Cycles are free points that you can give to people. Upvoting a comment or post if you think it's good or have the same question gives the user cycles. Marking someone's answer as correct gives them 5 cycles.

Basically it lets people know how active / good / experienced another user is, and also see if they are new to the replit talk page.

Beyond that, they're a useless way to spend your time :D

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RedPandaCode

Thanks guys. I want to get more involved in repl and I saw that a lot of the top contributors had lots of cycles. So I was just wondering what they were.

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Bookie0

@RedPandaCode
cool, gl! :D

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RYANTADIPARTHI

Cycles are points that you get if you:

  • answer questions, and get them right
  • get one of your posts popular
  • someone clicks on the up button

They don't mean anything though. They are useless. It's the number beside your name.

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LAMAQDAHODWALA

you can get cycles by answering questions, getting upvotes (pressing the button next to the post name), etc. These have no purpose in repl, and honestly make it a popularity contest.

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Coder100

They don't have any use, but it is rumored that there will be a cycle shop so you can buy hacker

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EpicGamer007

@Coder100
i hope they dont add that

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TsunamiOrSumth