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I think this has been discussed before on Meta Stack Exchange but I'm unable to find the exact reference, probably because it's close to midnight already (for me anyway). The philosophy behind this is that your reputation reflects contributions which are visible on the site. If one of your own posts gets deleted, you'll lose any reputation you gained with ...


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In general, it's not surprising that people who were active on the site years ago are getting the passive reputation increases observed. We get reputation not when posting something, but when someone upvotes it. A post can be upvoted any time after it is posted (unless it's locked or deleted), and posts that get a lot of views continue to get upvotes over ...


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Global Rep Adjustment. Read "We're rewarding the question askers" on the StackOverflow blog for details. They started implementation yesterday. (Upvotes on questions that were +5 are now +10 so you gain rep from this recalc) Mods have more details on this than end users do, though, so I'll include this tidbit specific for your reputation for this inquiry ...


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There is no evidence that any privilege thresholds have changed. See https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges.


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Yes, when your reputation dips below the level of a given privilege, you lose that privilege until you gain enough rep to go above that requirement level again. This is status-bydesign as part of reputation levels being tied to privileges.


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I think you may have a bit of a misunderstanding about what Meta is for, it is not a special place for advanced users to discuss but a help site (just like main) for Ask Ubuntu. "new users can easily access Meta" Sure they can, that is the point. Meta is where people can come and ask questions about the main site and new users are the demographic most in ...


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This is because network wide reputation recalculation occurred last night. Earlier an upvote on question used to award +5 reputation points but since yesterday it would award +10 (equal to an upvote on answer). The change was made retroactively, i.e., the reputation was awarded as if it was always +10. You can have a look on reputation page. You must have a ...


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When you open your reputation page, make sure you have Post as the selected sorting in the top right.


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The ultimate goal of edits is to make questions answerable (and answers precise and up-to-date). A question which is later removed obviously wasn't deemed answerable even after the effort you have put into it. Picking good questions as edit targets indeed helps, but if you see a question that is reasonable but so poorly worded/formatted that it's being ...


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Same reason that if you take an awfully written question and edit it to be beautiful and clear and concise, and then they get 500 up votes, then you get your +2 rep for the edit plus diddly squat per upvote. It's because the creators of stack exchange did the best they could, but either didn't consider that particular problem, or couldn't agree on a ...


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To be fair, 590 points is just 59 upvotes. Since you have posted 44 questions and 1,577 answers on the main site so far, that doesn't seem to be an excessive number. It seems I only lost 10 points when this user was removed, but then I've posted far fewer questions and answers than you have.


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This answer is broken, but I'll add it anyway. Because the people who make the rules do not allow me to comment, on account my rep is too low, I can not comment, but I can add answers. I know a mod will delete this answer, which is confusing, since it's happened to me before and I cannot track where my answer moved to that time either. Basically, the site ...


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