A minute ago I reached 1,512 in 5 minutes from 1,474. Now i am back to 1,474 in just 5 minutes. How is this possible . Please any moderator tell me where I lost my rep. What is happening.


I lost my Rep again this time I was 1534, now I am 1519 - but meta shows I have 1529.

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But in meta it shows

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  • What does superuser.com/reputation say you have? – DMA57361 Sep 11 '10 at 15:52
  • Right now i have 1,474 – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 15:56
  • I swear I had 1,512 – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 16:18
  • You may of done - often you will find the rep report doesn't match your visit rep on the site (mine is out by ~20 at the moment) - because deleted questions and the like do not get discounted from your rep immediately. It could be that your account has had it's rep recalculated to correct these errors, but maybe not, I don't think they happen often. Maybe a moderator can confirm if this has happened on your account..? – DMA57361 Sep 11 '10 at 16:22
  • I lost my reputation again this time i was 1,534, now i am 1,519 – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 17:52
  • Now I lost like 40 reps today for no-reason. This is going sad – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 18:19
  • Btw - ignore the rep score on meta, it is not live - I often find after a rep change on SU that meta.SU does not match. As for changes - remember that it is also possible someone removed an up vote or un-accepted one of your answers, these will (I believe) instantly change your rep score. – DMA57361 Sep 11 '10 at 18:26
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    Rep isn't the be-all and end-all of StackExchange. it is a major motivating factor, yes. Also, you expect people to vote for you and rep you - but you aren't participating in the voting process. At all. Rep going up and down is a natural process, learn to live with it. – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 11 '10 at 18:41
  • @Sathya that doesn't mean I could loose something which I earned for no particular reason. For me answering the correct answer and getting reps is like a game , so i hate it when i loose it. It keeps me motivated in answering more questions. – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 19:32
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    @subanki If it's like a game - you can't win all the time. And you aren't losing them for no particular reason. Re-evaluate yourself. Your answers seem pseudo-spam. Google + copy & paste with little attribution. Do we do it ? Yes. Do we do it all the time? No. There are substantial number of answers where the answer posted is nowhere related to the question asked. All of these will factor in when somebody sees an answer. People come to the StackExchange for a more personal approach feedback - not bits of text sourced from various places. – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 11 '10 at 19:44
  • As a sidenote, the spelling & grammar nazi in me says, loose != lose. – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 11 '10 at 19:45
  • @Sathya you could be right and yeah about spelling mistake, sorry i am sitting in the dark and typing. About google thing i thought they where great better answer which i myself cant explain it better. If I am right you asked me to take releent content from the links than posting as links , so as a time saver i just copy pasted. oh by the way can please tell where is that site where we one can chat. I cant find it anywhere – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 20:01
  • @Sathya and moderators should I vote to close this question as this might not come handy to others and the question looks terrible with so many images – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 20:02

I deleted one of your posts because of it violating copyright. As there was quite a few deleted posts on your account I also did a reputation recalculation to ensure that your rep shows correctly for the rep leagues and the current competition. During a reputation recalculation and votes received for any of the following is removed:

  • Deleted Posts
  • CW Posts
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  • oh that could be the reason , I deleted a up-voted answer as it was not the exact answer. Thank you. Also can please specify me what is the daily max rep cap. Is it 195 or 250 ?? What happens after I reach that rep cap. And oh yeah Thanks for keeping everything updated and clean :D (it must be tough) – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 17:15
  • By the way can you tell which post you deleted and what content did I violate – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 17:31
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    @subanki. Firstly. Please stop deleting questions. This is not your personal playground. If I see any more posts unnecessarily deleted I will suspend your account. Secondly, in one of your answers you copied and pasted the complete content from a website that clearly stated that their content is copyright. Read the sites before you just copy the content, lastly. The rep cap is 200. After the cap, you don't gain rep. Simple. – BinaryMisfit Sep 11 '10 at 21:20
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    @subanki - Please note. Stop copying and pasting text from websites who have clearly stated copyright on their content. This is your final warning. Should I find further posts with regards to this I will suspend your account – BinaryMisfit Sep 11 '10 at 21:33
  • How do I know its copyrighted material ??, any place in stack-ecxchange to chat ???? – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 21:39
  • Also Where is the head office of stack exchange ? – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 21:47
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    @subanki. The head office is in the US. As for the copyright, simply clicking on the link to the resources you give, and reading their copyright notices, show that it is copyrighted material. No rocket science involved. This is not a debate. I would expect your old enough and smart enough to figure out what is right or wrong. We have already emailed you with regards to improving your interaction with the site. Rather slow down a bit and improve the quality of your posts rather then the quantity. The first is much more important to SU users. – BinaryMisfit Sep 11 '10 at 21:56
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    @Diago - thanks for bringing this up/taking care of it. – JNK Sep 12 '10 at 1:48
  • @Diago, Sorry I didn't check my mails – subanki Sep 12 '10 at 7:34
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    @JNK Troggy has been on top of this, and the other moderators all were aware. I just happened to be online while it was getting out of hand. – BinaryMisfit Sep 12 '10 at 8:33
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    Well then thanks to the whole moderating team! – JNK Sep 12 '10 at 10:41

If you received a lot of reputation in 5 minutes, most likely the system thought someone was cheating or raising your reputation and corrected it.

If it wasn't automatic, it was probably just a recalc which happens when a mod wants it or periodically.

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  • I did get those reps very fast indeed, sad they are now gone – subanki Sep 11 '10 at 17:12

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