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We can read in the Augur guide page:

Those who hold Reputation are expected to report accurately on the outcome of randomly selected events within Augur every few weeks.

What if you fail to report at all.

So given you are not an active reporter for a month or two (due to travel or lack of time), can you lose your REP tokens due to inactivity?

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There is no requirement to report. If you want to participate in reporting you must register before the reporting window starts. This costs a small amount of REP and you get it back as long as you show up and report in the next reporting window. If you do not show up the registration fee is forfeit.

At the moment (in beta) the registration fee is hard-coded to 1 REP. Long term the plan is to make it so the registration fee dynamically increases if lots of people are registering and not showing up and decreases if almost everyone who registers is showing up. The goal behind the registration fee is simply to put enough pressure on people to show up so we have an accurate prediction of how many reporters there will be in the upcoming reporting window (this information is used to calculate how many markets each registered reporter should report on).

If you do not want to participate in reporting you simply have to do nothing. Don't buy a registration token and no one will expect you to report and there will be no problems for you.

  • You may want to correct the explanations there: blog.augur.net/guide-to-augurs-rep It says "Those who hold Reputation are expected to report accurately on the outcome of randomly selected events within Augur every few weeks. If holders fail to report accurately on the outcome of an event, or attempt to be dishonest – the Augur system redistributes the bad reporters Reputation to those who have reported accurately during the same reporting cycle." – Samuel Monnier Oct 11 '17 at 9:31
  • That article is out of date and not in line with the current system. – Micah Zoltu Sep 20 '18 at 17:25

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