# Reputation went down.

My reputation went down 170 points before 5 minutes

Also it has gone down many times,

I have almost lost 1000 reputation and I cannot see the deleted posts.

What is going on?

It is not about reputation but, ok 170 rep in an instant is weird.

I understand that is someone answers low quality posts of new uses then the answer may be deleted, so you lose rep from there and I try not to answer low quality posts, or users with some rep that I believe they dedicate time to contribute to this site.

So what do I have to do to maintain my rep? Do I have to answer question from users with, more than 10000 rep in order not to lose 1000 rep in one month?

• No sir, of course not. You should not discriminate just because someone does not have more than 10k. What I think you should do is not to answer PSQ nor duplicated ones. Because believe it or not, well writen questions (but duplicated) with helpful answers, are likely to be deleted too. – allesia_b Dec 16 '19 at 23:37
• Doesn’t it show in the reputation tab? – URL Dec 16 '19 at 23:48
• It seems that a few of your posts were deleted. – Asaf Karagila Dec 17 '19 at 0:10
• clearly you haven't given out large bounties like I have. 500 in one go potentially. – user645636 Dec 17 '19 at 0:32
• @RoddyMacPhee I have not given any bounties – Marios Gretsas Dec 17 '19 at 0:33
• Its ok...i will just be more selective to which questions i answer..i cannot do anything else. – Marios Gretsas Dec 17 '19 at 0:34
• Since you are above 10k, you should be able to see your deleted posts by searching for deleted:1. See also here: Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers? To keep track of your reputation, it is useful to use the checkbox "show removed post" on your reputation tab. See also: Where reputation disappears. – Martin Sleziak Dec 17 '19 at 3:42