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Why did I lose 100 reputation on GIS?

I was not one of the three users (two moderators) who cast or processed flags on your answer. However, as a moderator I can confirm that these actions happened, as you can see below: Ordinary user ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer got that highly ranked? Besides becoming a HNQ (see here), people evaluated your answer as useful. Research effort is only one variable among other which is ...
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8 votes
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

At the moment you have 3 upvotes and 1 downvote (net 2 upvotes). I assume that when you checked, you received 8 rep because at that moment you had 1 upvote and 1 downvote. Sometimes it takes a while ...
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One-line answer reputation privilege

Although the motivation of this request is good, I am concerned about unintentional bad consequences. On plenty of sites a few people come along and build relatively large reputations quickly either ...
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8 votes
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

It seems to be related to the same event as is being asked about at Meta SE in Massive user removal in one night? As @Animuson has answered there: One or more users deleted their profiles, and ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

In addition to the HNQ prominence, I think people (myself included) tend to hit the "this answer is useful" selfishly rather than altruistically. It would be appropriate to click that up ...
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Not getting +2 reputation from edits?

Although my initial thought below the line may apply to symptoms similar to what you observed, the actual reason is that you recently passed 500 approved edits. You can see at https://gis....
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Reputation limiting actions is a problem

Tips for how to quickly acquire the 50 points of reputation necessary for the comment everywhere privilege can be found at Asking for clarifications with less than 50 reputation points? However, when ...
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Asking for clarifications with less than 50 reputation points?

Besides what PolyGeo has already said my advice to gain initial 50 points of reputation is to help curating the site by suggesting improvements on questions and answers through editing. Each edit ...
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One-line answer reputation privilege

The cited answer is one to which I applied the post notice and, in its current one line state, I think it should be left there. I almost always process the system generated flags on one-line ...
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