Today I posted a question (which has not appeared) and subsequently lost 109 reputation points! Surely it wasn't that bad?
The spam flag was my fault; sorry. I was trying to test whether I could dismiss a spam flag as invalid, but apparently if a moderator flags a question as spam the question is automatically locked and deleted, and the flag also doesn't show up in the queue. Whoops!
In my defense, I made sure to test on a closed question with a lot of downvotes. In the future, if you want to ask a mathematical question, stick to the mathematical question.
This was the question in question I believe:
Based on certain observations, I used to jokingly claim that IQ + EQ = constant, where both IQ and EQ are reals. I later mischeivously refined this to $IQ^E$$^Q = $ constant.
However, if outliers are considered it might be more accurate to exponentiate EQ times. :-)
Can we derive meaningful properties of such exponetiation?
This is the link: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/47560/a-function-of-iq-and-eq (need 10k+ to see).
This has a score of -7 (-8 + 1) and was deleted by the Community user (mostly likely because it got enough spam votes).
This would give you a net reputation of -100 (spam) - 16 (downvotes) + 5 (upvote) = -109.
Personally, I would not have flagged as spam, but would have voted to close as not a real question: which in fact did occur, so the spam flags (if indeed they occurred) surprise me.