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Why exist users with negative reputation?

Looking at the list of users, if one goes to the final page, one notices that there is people with negative reputation. Why they have negative reputation? Isn't "$1$" the minimum a user could have of ...
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Repping the Editors

Is there a way for me to rep people for edits that I like to my posts? I especially want this myself because the community might like me more if I am able to reward those who typeset my posts.
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What is the reason for this change of reputation? Reputation tab says "-2" and "removed".

About an hour ago, my reputation was decreased by 2. I was curious, because I usually do not receive down-votes. However, when I got on my profile page, I was really confused. What does this "removed" ...
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Why Reputation is Locked After a Serial Up-Voting?

On August 21st, I saw that I have -195 in my reputation page (See the picture below). It was written voting corrected. Then I checked out the related help page for it. I realized that I was a victim ...
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Special reputation points for elegant answer.

As this is Meta-MS, I would like to ask an opinion question. What do you think about the possibility of giving extra reputation points for elegant solutions? By elegant solution I mean: Clear ...
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Why should someone receive reputation if someone else edits their terrible question into a good one?

Consider the following situation. User A asks a terrible question. It is attracting close votes. User B edits it to a decent question and the question starts receiving upvotes. User A receives the ...
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Sorting user reputation by questions rep or answers rep

Is there any way to sort the user list by reputation earned through questions only? (Or through answers only?)
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Reputation icon keeps showing +5

About an hour ago I asked a question on Meta, and somebody recently upvoted it. Around the same time, somebody upvoted this question on the main site. Something very weird is happening. To be ...
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How much positive contribution is required to outweigh poorly received questions? [closed]

Although I tried hard to write better questions, most of my maths questions have been poorly received :( Two questions were down-voted, so before they annoyed anybody else, I deleted them myself like ...
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Why are points given for editing?

I think only badges should be given for editing and not points? So, why are points given for editing? Many users make points by just editing.
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User Percentile computations appear to be wrong

Forgive me if this has been brought up either here or meta.se before, but I could not find it in either. On a user's activity page, beneath their reputation, there is a label that says "top x% ...
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My post was never marked closed, but the reputation page said it was removed; what happened?

Earlier this month, I asked this question regarding the interchange between the summation and derivative in my given example. When I went to the reputation tab, I saw this: I went to the question ...
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If I reach 10k reputation and then give much of it away in bounties will I still have moderator privileges? [duplicate]

Basically, my question is as the title asks. If I get to 10k reputation and then give away reputation points bring me below 10k, will I still have access to moderator tools?
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If reputation reaches daily maximum

What happens if a person answers a question when he has a daily reputation of say 187 on a particular day, and then someone accepts his answer and as well as gives an upvote ? I had read somewhere ...
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Is there a reputation cap per day, or is it a bug? [duplicate]

I posted a few answers yesterday on Math.SE, and for some reason one of them picked up steam: it currently has been upvoted 22 times, which is... quite pleasing, even if it sounds vain. Now, what ...
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Why does my reputation keep going up?

I seem to be getting reputation for no reason. I mean, when I accept a question, my reputation seems to go up by at least 2, mostly 5. I'm not complaining of course, just seems an easy way to abuse ...
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How to give a bounty to one or more users directly?

In Stack Overflow an anonymous user gave me 50 points of reputation: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5905822/function-to-find-the-nth-digit-of-pi/28000950#28000950 Can I do that on MSE? If so, ...
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"Copying" someone else's comment for an answer

This is similar but different to this question. I am often reading through current questions and, as I am trying to think of an answer see a helpful hint in the comments. Is it unethical to base an ...
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Average Q/A score?

Is it currently possible to get a mean score for either questions or answers for yourself, or other users? The motivation behind asking, is that sometimes total reputation is not always a clear ...
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Are there regular situations in wich the upvote is not accompanied by a raise of reputation? [duplicate]

In my view gaining reputation on MSE shows much resemblance with fishing. Sometimes they bite, sometimes they don't. Often I wonder things like "why?", or "why not?". Yesterday (11-11) I had my ...
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Unfriendly Community in Mathematics Stack Exchange

Mathematics Stack Exchange has a fundamentally unfriendly and unapproachable community. How could you change this culture? Down votes are generally given to users that didn't understand a topic but ...
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Can I know where I lost my reputation?

Yesterday I had a $-10$ reputation due to User Was Removed. Can I know which user was removed and in which answer I lost my reputation? Thanks for any reputation.
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Earned the "comment everywhere" privilege but reputation still at 40

Today, I earned the "comment everywhere" privilege, as mentioned in the above image: But my reputation is still at 40 and I do not understand how I could have lost 10 reputation. Is there any ...
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Shared rep credits for edits

If you do an edit on a question, surely you should be eligible for a share of any rep points on that question? Similar to the usual affiliate programs.
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Are there reputation or frequency thresholds for "warning" messages?

Here is a question I posted not long ago. It wasn't particularly well-received (-1), but I finally got around to working out the problem some more and decided to post my answer in case anyone else ...
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Wrong reputation change

I saw this on my reputation changes for September 14, 2015: so I checked the three questions where I should have unaccepted answers. Since after a whole day the situation didn't change and the ...
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What is the motivation behind capping daily reputation points at 200?

What is the motivation behind capping daily reputation points at 200? Is it because the mods think we should spend some time with our kids? And eat. And sleep. And bathe. And, if it's not clear, ...
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If I delete my own downvoted question or answer will I regain lost reputation? [duplicate]

I lose reputation for a statement that's deemed to be of poor quality. I suppose I could delete it to prevent further downvotes. If I do, do I also regain what I lost?
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Meta SE reputation

Why is there an option of upvote downvote in Meta SE? It never affects my reputation.It neither increases not decreases reputation. Then why is it there?
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I had reputation of 104 it fell down to 96 the next time I logged in. Why is that?

I had reputation of 104 it fell down to 96 the next time I logged in. Why is that ?
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Why are privileges reversed when the deduction came from starting a bounty?

Edit: I agree with with tim's answer here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/11986 What are some justifications for not implementing it this way? It doesn't really make much sense to me- I've lost 450 ...
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An answer with a negative vote count still giving you a positive reputation

An upvote for an answer gives you 10 reputation points. A down vote gives you -2 reputation points. Say for example you get two upvotes and five downvotes, then you would have a vote count of -3 and ...
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Will un-accepting an answer affect someone's reputation?

If I accepted an answer, but later choose to un-accept it for whatever reason, will that person lose reputation points?
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Merging of two different accounts

There are two accounts under my control. If I merge them into one (I saw the concept of merging in a previous meta post) will my reputations on both be added up to one?
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Reputation tab and graph

Normally when you click on the Reputation Tab of your user profile you have 3 options to display with Post, Time, or Graph. Unfortunately, lately I haven't been able to use the Graph option to click-...
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How is "change" calculated in the Stack Exchange reputation leagues?

In the different Stack Exchange reputation leagues, like this one below, there are nice $\color{green}{\text{+green}}$ or $\color{red}{\text{-red}}$ or $\color{grey}{\text{grey=0}}$ numbers called "...
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Why does the criterion for a good question change with reputation?

If a person asks a question on this site, they are supposed to provide their own attempt at solution, context, possibly even a reference to the problem source. We seem to remind newer people on this ...
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Overnight loss of reputation [duplicate]

I have a similar problem to the one highlighted in this post. My reputation was 1037 yesterday but today its showing 971. Any ideas why this might me? I would like an explanation of why I lost ...
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Two different reputations

In the above picture one can see that two different reputations are showing up in my profile one one the right side and another different on the graph. What is the error I can't understand. Please ...
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Removing badges from profile.

Is it possible to remove badges if you do not want them? If not, is that something you would consider adding as a feature?
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Clicking on the reputation graph not working properly

Clicking on a bar for one day in the reputation chart results in the list of reputation changes for the earlier day instead. This problem occurs for all users.
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Is the reputation system ethical?

First, I'd like to admit a conflict of interest since I have pitifully low reputation. Also, this may be a bit of duplicate of another post which questioned the democracy and fairness of the ...
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Do I gain or lose reputation based on the meta website? [duplicate]

Do upvotes and downvotes affect my reputation in the Mathematics Stack exchange site from this Mathematics Meta website? Also do comments or anything that I do on the meta allow me to earn badges or ...
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Why is there a rep requirement to delete your question

Why is there a reputation requirement to delete your own question, particularly if it has no answers? It seems like something even unregistered users should have the right to do unilaterally, and I ...
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Reputation Leagues: monthly reputation bigger than total reputation [duplicate]

I looked to the Reputation League and noticed that I had more monthly reputation, namely 2929, than total reputation, namely 2848, though I registered on May 1, so I haven't got any reputation ...
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Displayed reputation

This is going to seem like the smallest of potatoes, but has anyone noticed a change in how displayed reputation is rounded? Up until today, if one had, say, 17,750 reputation, then the reputation ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty? [duplicate]

At the time I'm writing this, I have 77 reputation. I was thinking to add a 50 rep bounty for this question, which has been unanswered for more than six months. If I do that, my reputation will go ...
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Why does the person who is downvoting an answer get a downvote himself? [duplicate]

Why is that the person who downvotes an answer get a downvote himself? Isn't this unfair. I mean that the answer is not right or up to the standards so I downvote it but I also get a downvote but I ...
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I have a problem with raising reputation for up votes on my posts [duplicate]

I answered some question in the MSE and I earned some up votes, but I got no change in my total reputation and I don't know what's the problem. I have this problem for three days and just I earned ...
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Decreasing reputation

Now, my reputation goes down everyday by -2 to -6. For example, yesterday I was 702 or 704, now I am at 698. And I have no clue when it started, it has been happening for at least a week now. I ...

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