What exactly does "cycles" mean?
Zwxwvut (9)

After someones username, there is a number in parenthesis. Ex: @Zwxwvut(6)
When you mouse over the number, it says "cycles." Does this mean anything special? Thanks!

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Answered by TheDrone7 (1242) [earned 5 cycles]
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heyitsmarcus (315)

Cycles are repl.it's version of karma on Reddit, upvotes on Stack Overflow, etc. Whenever someone upvotes a post, comment, etc. of yours, your cycles go up by 1. If someone accepts your comment as an Accepted Answer in the Ask community, your cycles go up by 5.

It's really just a way to show that you're active in the community :)