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This was said in chat by many people, in many ways. I will repeat it here amplified for clarity: If the only reason you are coming to Server Fault is to gain REPutation, you have come to the wrong Stack Exchange site. Upvotes on Server Fault are very rare and precious things - We reward the intricate and interesting questions, and the technically elegant ...


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You first logged in to Server Fault less than half an hour ago, at 21:30, so I am not sure why you would believe you had any reputation. There don't seem to be any other accounts on Server Fault which also used your IP address, nor any other guest postings. Most of the remainder of your questions have already been answered in depth on the network meta site: ...


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No, reputation can't go negative, the reason being that people who get off to a poor start shouldn't have a mountain to climb so the lower bound for rep is 1.


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For your original question: If the duplicate question does not have an answer that is applicable to your situation. Repose your question and add the possible duplicate in a link with remarks as to why it does not apply. If the duplicate question has an answer that also resolves your problem. Your problem is now solved, congratulations. Is this not why you ...


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I down voted your question, simply because of the comments you made. I didn't believe what I was reading when I saw you respond to an answer with (and I can't remember exactly what you said), words to the effect of 'You liked my question as you've answered it, What is wrong with you, why didn't you up vote my question, I'm not doing this for nothing'. I ...


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It used to cost the person who down voted a question 1 fake internet point. It was determined that this was sufficient to stop people from down voting questions that really needed it so for questions, it's now free to down vote. The only guidance available for down voting is in the tooltip This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear ...


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This is not because you were removed, but a user who upvoted you (granting you 10 rep) was removed, and with that all the rep the user has spread will be removed as well.


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Yes you are. You lose a reputation point for downvoting a answer, but its for a good cause. Its in the what is reputation page


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Why am I being told this halfway through writing my post instead of, say, when clicking the image button? Javascript. (Sorry, that's all I got.) Didn't I used to have plenty of rep on Server Fault? Where did it go? I don't know if you have "plenty" of rep on some other account, but you have none on THIS account - it's a brand new account as far as I can ...


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There are multiple ways you can participate in this community, just like any other SE community. First off take some time to read the tour and the help center, Server Fault is more than just what the name suggests. Asking, good, well researched questions should get you some rep as may answering questions. You can also edit content and gain reputation ...


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It sounds like you're looking for /privileges <-- it's a link, really, you just can't tell with Meta's color scheme :-) It's apparently on the drop-down you get when you hover over your username on the main site too:


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This comes in with the Established User Privilege at 1000 rep.


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I'm a vaguely high-rep user but I've only ever asked a small handful of questions, most of the things I could potentially ask are pretty much edge-cases anyway, I think someone's rep is pretty proportionate to their self-help abilities.


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Your question is worded in such a way that I think you don't understand the point of downvoting questions. On the main site downvotes indicate that a question does not meet the community's standards. This could be for a variety of reasons, including: The question is unclear: We can't figure out what they're trying to ask. The question shows no ...


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From the SQL that @MarkHenderson linked to: HAVING SUM(targetrepchange) >= 200) AS x So it's clearly a delta. Sorry, you lose.


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You can use Stack Exchange Data Explorer! In fact someone has already written that query


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The downvotes were for now-deleted content. However, the question as it stands now looks just fine to me.


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I'll have to look up the reference, but any user can suggest edits. These are put into a queue visible to 10K(?)+ users to approve as appropriate. Once an edit is approved, it is recorded as if that user made the edit.


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Downvotes happen. Its a fact of life, and the least one can do is try to get used to it. Complaining about it can be counterproductive at times. Its not personal You might want to reconsider what you're asking. Ask not why you got downvoted. Ask... how you could turn up the awesomeness of your question up to 11. SF has a professional system administrator ...


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Since votes on comments don’t generate any reputation they don’t result in the notification of a change in reputation to the author. Votes on answers (and questions) by any user allowed to vote will result in a change in reputation and notification thereof that links to the question/answer that was voted on. Only by referring to @alias in a comment ...


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Are you supposed to gain reputation per each site Yes.


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It's possible (and likely) that your answer was deemed not sufficent enough to be an answer and migrated to a comment.


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It means the user account, which upvoted your answer, was deleted. Please see the Meta Stackoverflow FAQ-tag-FAQ question: What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?


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Funny, I was just looking at the main page, saw three bad questions upvoted and couldn't help wonder who the [expletive] was upvoting them. The "majority" (or at least a good number) of questions get downvoted because the community members who vote feel they are either not useful or lazy, an assement I personally agree with. Having said that, Server Fault ...


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It's not very clear but the privilege relates to your usercard which will expand once you reach the Established User milestone providing other conditions are met.


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I think it's fine as worded because the definition you were first inclined to apply is a non sequitur and quickly eliminated. If your user wasn't removed, and that would make no sense as a reason for reputation to be subtracted from an account that hasn't removed, then it's a very simple jump to it being someone else's user.


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To expand on Iain's comments, the voting scheme is purely defined by the overall community and isn't directly controlled by Stack Exchange or the moderators. Questions that violate our FAQ (including questions not asked in professional capacity or show little effort in self-research) are prone to be downvoted and eventually closed by votes by the community. ...


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I think that'll be bounties. I definitely saw jldugger put a 500 bounty on this question, and quickly clicking through some of the others, they look like bounties as well. You can go on a users profile, go to the reputation page and click the huge negative bar in the chart and that will reveal a bounty was offered.


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Try Triggering a Rep Recalc by clicking the button at the bottom of https://serverfault.com/reputation


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You can see your reputation history by visiting: https://serverfault.com/reputation Since SE uses cookies, Cookies Export/import Firefox extension may be useful: $ wget --load-cookie cookies.txt https://serverfault.com/reputation $ awk '$1 == "--" && $4 >= +200 { print $0; s += 1 } END { print "Total: ", s }' reputation


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