There was a question about powering a 6V motor and also a 5V circuit that needed a regulator. There were several answers explaining why the 7805 type regulators have too high dropout voltage and are unsuitable. I provided an answer with a simple LDO regulator that could be built and used. I saw that my reputation dropped by 5 points because the user and all content were removed. I am curious as to why this was done.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi, Are you asking why the user was removed? In that case, do you realise it wasn't necessarily a mod action? Or are you asking why your reputation score dropped? (FYI it's difficult for user being removed to cause a drop of exactly 5 points. I can think of only 1 very unlikely way. However I can see a drop of 10 points in your rep when a user was recently removed.) AFAIK your content was not removed; I found your answer here so I'm confused by that part of your question, which seems to suggest otherwise. Please clarify. Thanks \$\endgroup\$
    – SamGibson Mod
    Jan 3, 2023 at 8:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Regarding "reputation dropped by 5 points", see Recent achievement count not matching. It is always best to post a screenshot for what you see. \$\endgroup\$
    – toolic
    Jan 3, 2023 at 17:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ It was just that I could not find the Q&A, and thought it had been totally removed. I suppose I need to find a better way to find threads. I have opted to "follow" it so that should make it easier to find in the future. I may have had a concurrent 10 point drop and 5 point increase. Thanks. BTW, what are the criteria for having a member removed? \$\endgroup\$
    – PStechPaul
    Jan 3, 2023 at 20:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PStechPaul You can retrieve your latest answers and questions from your account page. You don't need to follow your own posts to retrieve them. \$\endgroup\$
    – dim
    Jan 4, 2023 at 10:06


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