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Why can I no longer perform tasks on this forum that I was able to before. I understand I gave away the reputation, but I still got the “experience”. What’s the deal?

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  • How does the system know you have the experience? What metric do you expect it should use to measure that?
    – Double AA Mod
    Apr 2 '18 at 17:05
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    You’d think it’d keep track of the difference between giving away points and never having them in the first place.
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Apr 2 '18 at 17:07
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    Then of what cost is there to you in giving them away? You're paying for the bounty not getting it for free
    – Double AA Mod
    Apr 2 '18 at 17:08
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    I understand the confusion; there's a difference between decreasing the number by your name and giving up privileges that are gained after reaching certain rep levels. We don't suddenly trust you less because you gave a bounty. But we do trust you less if you get a lot of downvotes, so it couldn't just track a "high-water mark". I think there's a post on MSE about this somewhere. Apr 2 '18 at 18:57
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    This is why I never give away bounties (at this point)... I'm too afraid of losing reputation. :P
    – ezra
    Apr 2 '18 at 20:10
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    @monic meta.stackexchange.com/q/4780/166155
    – Double AA Mod
    Apr 2 '18 at 22:17

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