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You are not a novice user. You have been around for nearly two years. On every StackExchange site on which you've posted questions, you have been told patiently how to improve them, and how to contribute more meaningfully. You simply have not listened to any of the feedback you've been given. Earning reputation should not be the end-goal of being on these ...


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If anything, we have the reverse problem. Twice in just the last few days, I saw a question with only one mediocre answer, wrote a good answer, and discovered that the OP had accepted the mediocre answer while I was writing mine. In both cases, that was less than one hour after the question was asked. We want quality, not speed. Quality comes in part ...


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Speed is not what I would like to see in answers. Way too many people already jump on new questions with badly worded, half explained answers that contain the truthful core of an answer, but none of the why or how. Maybe because they don't feel like the why or how and feel an answer is better than none, but at least some very clearly also for the quick up-...


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You have a history of asking poor questions. These get downvoted and/or closed, and the system has locked you out as a result. This is to protect the site from more of the same crap you've already dumped on it. The details of the algorithm are not published. This site isn't a game to see exactly how bad a question you can get away with. You have posted ...


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I wrote out the pseudocode for the two systems to explore argument for performance. Take a look. Key calculateRep: function called for any change in rep- upvote, downvote, Q/A accept, etc. displayRep: function called for displaying user's reputation rep: user reputation repChange: signed integer representing the amount of reputation given or taken Current ...


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Another way to look at it is, once you've earned a few hundred reputation points, you can spend those hard-earned points moving bad answers down. Downvoting bad questions is free, but downvoting a bad answer costs you one rep point. (https://electronics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-down) (This only applies to the main site, not the meta site.) As ...


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This is getting ridiculous. You have clearly learned nothing from your previous questions here. Attempting to answer this question would be pointless, and just repeating what was previously said anyway. Go read the previous answers: Low quality question tag? My question banned is still active after months? Why is this question still gettng downvoted? Or ...


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First, your answer was deleted and turned into a comment by a moderator. As long as your comment is relevant to the question, I'm not going to just delete it to enforce the rules, consider it some slack for the new users. Hopefully the new user will get 50 rep fast enough that it won't happen again. If you keep posting comments as answers, we will stop ...


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To clarify, you are now asking "Say someone posts a really shitty answer and gets 10 rep, and I post a really good answer to the same question and get only 1. Is it possible that I might have gotten more but they were intercepted and destroyed before being posted?". I don't know the innards of the SE system, but I can't imagine the answer being anything ...


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Technically yes, but I seriously doubt there will be an end to the behaviour that caused the suspension.


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If you delete a question or answer then regardless of upvotes or downvotes your reputation will be reverted back to what it was before. So say for a question if you got 1 upvote (+5 reputation) and then 2 downvotes (-4 reputation) while sitting at -1 votes if you deleted it you'd lose the 1 reputation point you'd gained. Conversely for 5 downvotes (-10 rep) ...


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A user can request to be dissociated from an answer. The answer becomes anonymous. This can be done only by community mods. This happens very rarely. To date, I'm not aware of a single such case on EE.SE. I've seen that happen once on Academia.SE. The user was concerned that his superiors will identify him with the post and offline retribution will ...


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That's the way the system works. Read the rules, then get over it.


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Reputation is recalculated and all rep that would have been gained during the suspension is awarded when the suspension ends. See this Stack Exchange Blog post: A Day in the Penalty Box


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The minimum reputation is 1, never 0. If a user gets 5 downvotes, then an upvote, they will have 6 reputation. If they get 1 upvote then the 5 downvotes they will be at 1 reputation. Shouldn't the rep you have be independent of the order of the voting? We record what happened as it happened, so no.


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