I asked this question on August 4th, and just got a reply today (August 9th). To support the answerer, I upvoted his/her answer. I am not ready to choose it as the best answer, but I will likely select it if no one else answers.

However, upon upvoting his/her answer, I got +5 reputation. Usually you don't get any reputation for upvoting any questions or answers, so why did I get +5?

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    Maybe someone voted your question up at the same time? Then it would list the question as the source of the rep, so it could have just been coincidence. – Matt Aug 9 '16 at 9:10
  • Does how long it has been between the question being asked and being answered affect the reputation gained? – wcarhart Aug 9 '16 at 9:15
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    No, it's always +5 rep for an upvote on a question, +10 for an upvote on an answer, and +15 for your answer being accepted. Voting on somebody elses stuff doesn't provide you with any rep, if it did I'd be challenging Krazer for the top spot. – Matt Aug 9 '16 at 11:09
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    @Matt but you only have 585 votes cast and krazer has 2715 – Michael McQuade Aug 9 '16 at 21:44
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    #Michael McQuade I was just having a bit of a joke :L – Matt Aug 9 '16 at 21:48
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    @krazer you have a challenger – wcarhart Aug 9 '16 at 21:58
  • This is a first for me: Someone asking why they got an addition to reputation........ – NZKshatriya Nov 11 '16 at 5:02

Your reputation tab shows that those +5 reputation points came from an upvote to your question. That upvote and yours on the answer just happened at the same time — I double-checked the posts' timelines, and that was indeed the case.

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