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Old 07-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Location: Reston
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Hi - Has anyone had their rep points lowered? I'm sure I was up to 277 points. Just curious

Old 07-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Location: In AZ but my home is Wi.
24,490 posts, read 21,523,377 times
Reputation: 42227
Wow, I really wouldnt know. They might deduct if you post something we're not supposed to post in these forums? Just guessing. Heck I dont even know what I have, never really pay attention or keep track.
Old 07-11-2012, 10:27 PM
22,936 posts, read 9,989,714 times
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If someone gives you NEGATIVE REP (Which only the staff group can i think) your rep total will go down.......
Old 07-11-2012, 10:58 PM
11,151 posts, read 12,418,639 times
Reputation: 18687
Negative reps don't exist here anymore -- they were eliminated a couple years ago.
Old 07-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
21,587 posts, read 31,197,763 times
Reputation: 25029
I have never seen anyone's Rep points lowered on this site.
Old 07-11-2012, 11:37 PM
Location: home...finally, home .
8,015 posts, read 16,187,811 times
Reputation: 17004
I don't think that's possible.

OMG. Can you just imagine if posters would be able to deduct rep points from each other????


People may not recall what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel .
Old 07-12-2012, 11:35 AM
1,020 posts, read 2,367,078 times
Reputation: 844
I remember once having that happen to me. It seemed as though it was linked to some reps received from deleted posts, but it has been so long I really can't recall.
Old 07-12-2012, 11:45 AM
8,407 posts, read 3,119,426 times
If a post you got a rep for gets deleted, your points remain. You just can't access the post anymore.

There is no way anyone can take your rep points away, except for admins and if we do that (as a punishment for abusing the system), you get notified about it.
Old 07-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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Location: San Antonio
15,622 posts, read 28,621,349 times
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Originally Posted by nancy thereader View Post
OMG. Can you just imagine if posters would be able to deduct rep points from each other????

I remember those days, since negative rep was still available the first few months after I joined. They weren't so bad.

I issued a few negative reps a week. Much in the way that rep today should be used to signal posts you like, it was nice to be able to have a subtle, non-confrontational way to convey that certain kinds of posts were not appreciated.

I wouldn't have wanted to be a moderator during them, though. I understand that adjusting rep points and consoling members over lost rep took an inordinate amount of mod time.
Old 07-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Location: Florida (SW)
36,098 posts, read 15,703,766 times
Reputation: 45498
I remember those bad old days of negative reps.....I caught the tail end of it.

If I remember correctly.... Someone had posted a thread about a particular restaurant with a tree growing thru the floor and out the ceiling. I responded with a post about a different restaurant with a tree growing thru the floor and ceiling in a different state.....and got negative rep'd for being "Off Topic". It seemed unfair at the time......but it was only rep points....so I let it go. Looking back on it....it was really ridiculous and inconsequential. I decided at that time...not to venture out into new forums and threads...."where there may be giants".
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