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The score of a question or answer is the number displayed on the upper left, that indicates the total number of upvotes it received minus the total number of downvotes it received. For example, this question has received 219 upvotes and 28 downvotes, giving it its current score of 191. Since its score is 100 or greater, its asker received a Great Question ...


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The answer you linked has one upvote and one downvote, which gives a total score zero, but positive net reputation gain. (Since upvote is +10 and downvote is -2.) Any user with at least 1k reputation points can see breakdown of the score into upvotes/downvotes simply by clicking on the score. You can see this also on the timeline of the post https://math....


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Currently, the question has 6 upvotes and 2 downvotes, which gives score 4 and net reputation gain $6\cdot5-2\cdot2=26$. You can view upvotes and downvotes on your reputation tab. If you sort it by post you get this: If you sort it by time you get this: Either way, you see upvotes and downvotes separately. After you gain 1000 reputation votes, you can ...


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You have to remember something about the SE model. It is a for-profit private company. Their goal is essentially to be the #1 result in search engines whenever someone types something that ends with a question mark. For this, they need an army of unpaid volunteer, to ask questions, answer questions, edit questions, clean up the website and so on. The more ...


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Data Explorer (SEDE) is useful for tasks like this. (With the warning that the data in SEDE are updated only once a week, so the most recent posts are not in the database. And also some posts might have gained a few more upvotes or downvotes since the database was last updated.) You can try something like: Answers with highest score Answers with lowest ...


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This can be done via the search bar. is:answer will let you search for only answers. Then you can sort by vote. You can even limit the results by is:answer score:100 to get only answers whose score is $\geq100$. This can be filtered even more by adding is:answer score:100 isaccepted:1 and focusing only on those answers which have been accepted, although ...


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Summarizing comments in the interest of having an answer: The points are determined according to the timeline of events. That is, in cases where downvotes are cast before any upvotes (or other events incurring points), those have no effect on the points. This is not altered retroactively. Consulting the user's reputation tab confirms this; the first ...


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