I'm not expecting to "make friends" here, but earlier today I was at 153 rep points and now I'm at 51. What happened and where is this documented?

So it looks like it happened again? How did i earn -100 points today?

Who did i offend?

What SE rule(s) were transgressed?

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    Your rep history is at christianity.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=reputation.
    – TRiG
    Apr 14, 2014 at 0:39
  • @TRiG , can you show where the entry is where 100 points are subtracted? Apr 14, 2014 at 1:03
  • Nope, because I can't see your rep (I'm not a moderator). Note: The link I provided is to users/current (i.e., whoever's looking at it sees their own page), so when I click that link I see my rep.
    – TRiG
    Apr 14, 2014 at 1:06
  • well, that link shows me losing a 2 points twice (or now three times), when my answer (which was since deleted by Community) was voted down. but it doesn't explain what happened to my (low) rep of 150+. Apr 14, 2014 at 1:13
  • There's nothing more I can help you with, I'm afraid. You could try christianity.stackexchange.com/users/…. But I am not privy to your rep history, so you'll have to wait till a mod turns up.
    – TRiG
    Apr 14, 2014 at 1:16
  • well, i'll have to wait for a mod to turn up. frankly, there's not a whole lotta mutual trust between myself and the mods (or at least one of the mods). i check the criteria for an acceptable answer and it said that: "Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are: * commentary on the question or other answers * asking another, different question * “thanks!” or “me too!” responses * exact duplicates of other answers * barely more than a link to an external site * not even a partial answer to the actual question Apr 14, 2014 at 1:23

2 Answers 2


There are basically three ways you can lose 100 rep:

  1. Offer a bounty on a question
  2. Have some piece(s) of content you posted within the last 90 days that has votes adding up to 100 rep (10 for answers, 20 for questions) deleted
  3. Get docked for offensive content

If its not reason 1 or 2, then it must be reason 3.

Offensive content is judged by anyone on the site flagging a post as such (comment flags don't count for this), and either enough other members (5, I believe) or a moderator agreeing with the flag. At that point you will see the content is marked as deleted "by community" and you will receive a 100 rep point penalty.

In my estimation this is a pretty fair system to incentivize good manners. Most rep changes are weighted in the up direction with even 1 upvote out-weighing up to 5 downvotes but there are consequences if you cannot keep your self in line and your content respectful.

Edit 4: Removed edits 1 through 3. I stand by my first assessment above, but after that I got distracted and the subsequent edits could be classified as "feeding the trolls". On review I have decided even meta is better off without that mess. The morbidly curious may review the revision history to see I am not trying to hide even my own mistake, only spare others the mess.

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    and still, nowhere is the -100 points explained in any specific action. they just disappeared. but no "account entry" (under the "Recent achievements; reputation, badges, and privileges earned" menu) is made that reveals that action. Apr 14, 2014 at 16:24
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    @robertbristow-johnson there is show deleted posts link that will show you the penalty. See the answer here
    – wax eagle
    Apr 14, 2014 at 18:04
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    Can I just add that he actually reposted the answer with the offensive part. I edited the offensive part out to try and salvage something from the post. Apr 14, 2014 at 19:19
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    @DJClayworth Doh. Missed that. I've corrected my post.
    – Caleb
    Apr 14, 2014 at 19:32
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    I also added a comment pointing out why I thought what I had deleted was inappropriate, so it's not like he didn't realize the issue. Apr 14, 2014 at 19:36
  • well, these guys in Mt 5:20 found something offensive in the truth, too. so where do you draw the line, guys? "Christian" militias or hate groups? or the "Sex with alter boys are our way of life" crowd? Apr 15, 2014 at 14:46
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    Clearly not the case here but it is also possible that a higly upvoted question or answer or question with a higly upvoted answer got deleted.
    – Belinda
    Apr 21, 2014 at 11:54
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    @Belinda Correct, that is an unlikely but possible scenario that I left out because I knew this user didn't have anything with that many upvotes that could have been removed, but it is a possible scenario for others. Answering bad-faith questions instead of VTC'ing them is a great way to gain and promptly loose lots of rep on this site.
    – Caleb
    Apr 21, 2014 at 18:21

so it looks like it happened again? how did i earn -100 points today?

who did i offend?

what SE rule(s) were transgressed?

  • Robert, as I went through the review queue today there was an old question or answer that you had posted, and when I went to post a comment I discovered that the post of yours I was working on had disappeared -- been deleted. I am not sure which one, but it simply disappeared. As I am not a diamond mod, I regret that I hadn't noted the post's content (there were five questions for review) so I just went to the next one. I hope one of our diamond mods can clarify. Feb 6, 2017 at 21:41
  • i'm not well regarded by the diamond moderators here. actually David doesn't seem to have a diamond anymore. Feb 6, 2017 at 22:35
  • We recently had a mod election as David had to step down. (Real life is one of them things ... ) Our new diamond mods are Peter Turner and Nathaniel. Feb 6, 2017 at 22:39
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    but, just to make it clear, another 100 points disappeared today (or maybe last night). why? Feb 7, 2017 at 3:28
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    This post is pointless Robert; you know what's going on so please stop wasting the community's time with this. They can't see your profile history, you can. They can't see your deleted posts, you can. The previous links and instructions from the last time this happened give you the tools to find the post (which I know you've done) and there really isn't much room for doubt about why the post was inappropriate. Everybody that read it has come to the same conclusion. If you can't constrain yourself to language appropriate for respectful discourse then don't post on this site.
    – Caleb
    Feb 7, 2017 at 6:50
  • no, the three questions stand. (and you're not answering any.) Feb 7, 2017 at 16:13

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