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?

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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – user486983
    Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 23:37
  • $\begingroup$ Doesn’t it show in the reputation tab? $\endgroup$
    – ViHdzP
    Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 23:48
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    $\begingroup$ It seems that a few of your posts were deleted. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 0:10
  • $\begingroup$ clearly you haven't given out large bounties like I have. 500 in one go potentially. $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ @RoddyMacPhee I have not given any bounties $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ Its ok...i will just be more selective to which questions i answer..i cannot do anything else. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 0:34
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 3:42

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What is going on?

Seven questions with the tag you answered were in three recent deletion lists of the CRUDE room:1,2,3. They have been deleted:

This explains your 170 missing reps.

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    $\begingroup$ I did not know that the question where on a deletion list..i will try to be more selective to what posts i answer.. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 12:53
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    $\begingroup$ @MariosGretsas: When you have 20k reps, you could vote to undelete deleted posts when you find appropriate. $\endgroup$
    – user9464
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 13:15
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    $\begingroup$ I understand..but it is wiser to vote for undeletion more interesting and important posts than those you mentioned now..i should not answered those. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ @MariosGretsas: That is a matter of taste. To identify duplicates, one can use Approach0; see also math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/29265/… $\endgroup$
    – user9464
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ Οκ...thank you..i can guess some questions whether are duplicates..but i should not answer question with minimum effort even if the O.P has an adequate amount of rep. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 13:23
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    $\begingroup$ @MariosGretsas: I'm not sure what you mean by "adequate amount of rep." When you find a question not good, you could vote to close it. $\endgroup$
    – user9464
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 13:26

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