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It sounds like you've been a victim of serial downvoting. There is a script that runs (I think nightly) to detect and reverse voting anomolies like this, so my guess is that you'll get your votes back tomorrow. It seems unlikely that eleven different people simultaneously developed aversions to one of your answers.


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All 8 of your recent answers are to questions from the same one user. That user has nearly 20,000 reputation, yet his average answer score is negative and his average question score is barely over 1. This does indicate that one can post mediocre or worse content (as defined by post score) and still wind up with lots of reputation by churning out enough ...


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Yes, it does. This is apparent from the official SE blog post on the subject and also from the fact that my MY reputation just jumped quite a bit.


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Certain gold badges do give you more abilities. If you have a gold badge in a tag, and a question is asked with that tag as one of the original tags, you can mark it as a duplicate with a single vote. The theory behind it is, if you've got a gold badge in a particular tag, you know the content well within that tag and are likely to know where things have ...


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See this MSO post asking why the OP got the 100 points. The answer: Congratulations! One of your linked accounts has reached 200 reputation points, and as a result, all associated accounts are given a 100 point bonus. The bonus is awarded because you have proven that you know your way around the basic features of any Stack Exchange website, and with those ...


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It's 3000. See: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/help/privileges If you have at least 15 points then you can flag the post for close/reopen review.


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In my opinion, the main benefit of having the 15 reputation threshold is to prevent sockpuppetry. With no threshold, any user could easily create multiple new accounts and upvote all of his own (or someone else's) posts. 15 reputation points isn't much of a burden; it simply forces any new user to make at least one quality contribution to the site before ...


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I think that this change was made for an other type of site, not for Mi Yodeya. I can easily understand that in a professional site as StackOverflow, a good question is easily defined. For a community of developers, a good question is not somewhat easy to ask, not somewhat based on a lack of knowledge, somewhat based on false premises. A good question can ...


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Reputation is gained by participation in the site, and to a lesser extent, by quality of posts. The reputation system gives more reputation for better answers. But if a significant minority who choose to vote find a user's questions to be good (>1 upvoter for every 5 downvoters), there will be a net gain in reputation, and it will only increase with volume ...


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The votes still apply. As the user had the prerequisite amount of reputation when they cast the vote, there's no reason to discard it. In fact, doing so would be rather expensive. It's not at all uncommon for someone to reach a new milestone and lose it for a few hours or days until they get a few votes over the line. This is not really unlike binding votes ...


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Just to close the loop, the reasoning is explained in this answer on MSO: Closure is a lot more of a temporary state compared to deletion, especially when it comes to "not a real question". Generally, two things will happen - junk gets deleted (as apparently happened in your example question) or glorious revisions lead to reopening. One already results in ...


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Answer can be found here - downvotes and deleted posts are not counted in your monthly (and I assume yearly) score, but are factored in to the displayed total score.


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Reputation is for contributing content that others find useful. Mostly this comes from good questions and answers; it can also come from edits that get approved, and on rare occasions somebody values an answer so much that he awards an extra bounty. Badges are lightweight. Some recognize achievements for which you've already earned reputation -- ...


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The chat system actually uses three different servers -- one for Stack Overflow, one for SE Meta, and one for everything else. On each server, reputation from all sites on the server contributes to your chat rep. Chat counts only sites on which you've earned at least 200 reputation. Your reputation for chat on Mi Yodeya (or most other sites) is therefore ...


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Meta is always a suitable venue for raising issues like "why is this question locked?" or "what do I need to do to get this question reopened?" or "I don't understand why I'm being downvoted into the basement here; help?". Locking should be quite rare, so even if you think you "wouldn't want to bother folks on meta" for some of the others, please do bring ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank The most successful search engine (and possibly most successful company period) agrees - rank importance by the importance of those who give it importance. The logic behind this is the same logic that gives reputation in the first place - the community trusts your opinion. So you are granting trusted users the ability ...


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A post that he down voted was deleted, hence the 1 rep it cost him to cast the vote was refunded. It's a zero change because the refund simply gave him back rep he had already earned, he didn't earn any new rep by the down vote being refunded - yet +1 was added to the value that existed while the down vote was still in place. You saw it the way you did ...


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So my vote on an answer about, say, the Ramban (don't know much, but not totally ignorant so might vote sometimes) should be based on the reputation I've earned from answers about, say, Shabbat (about which I know rather more)? And even if you somehow did it based on tags, some tags are pretty broad and it wouldn't be much more meaningful (e.g. halacha). ...


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I don't think they would do that just for Mi Yodeya. (And we sort of dropped topic challenges a while ago, and yes, i see the post date.) However, now that SE is more endorsing weekly topic challenges, this might be a good idea to take to MSE.


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