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Have we lost most of our best contributors?

I was surprised to see that Users Reputation by Year - Skeptics Stack Exchange shows that I'm in the top 10 users on this site by reputation for the current year, yet (no false modesty here) there's ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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Why do we lose a reputation if we down-vote a not-useful answer to our post?

I have read somewhere (I don't remember where) that the OPs lose a reputation if they down-vote a bad answer to their post. Why should it be in this way? A low-quality and sometimes incorrect answer ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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Why do I have a -2 rep today for "User was removed"

I saw in the reputation dropdown a -2 for this site. On inspection my reputation tab looks as follows. Both of my positive reputation entries come from approved edits - how can these be affected by ...
Martin Smith's user avatar
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Answer moved to comment by mod

I joined a community today because I had something unique to add to a question. There already was a decent answer, but mine was talking about points not mentioned in it. While my answer was a bit ...
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What Does "User was removed" mean?

What does this +2 reputation mean?
ike's user avatar
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How should new users get started with Skeptics?

I am a new user to skeptics (1 day!) and found the forum rules to be very restrictive and frustrating. Luckily, I was able to quickly pass my trial by fire, so now I have some reputation and am able ...
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Why did I lose 20 rep?

I just "lost" 20 rep, at my profile summary it says "User was removed", what is that? a screen capture:
SIMEL's user avatar
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Is there a maximum amount of reputation one can earn from an answer?

Just noticed that I got a couple of upvotes on my "torture" answer, but no points were awarded. Is there a maximum number of points you can get over the life of an answer (or question)? Just found ...
Larian LeQuella's user avatar
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Can we adjust the privilege/reputation levels?

I understand the site has gone live and so the reputation needed for privleges is in line with the other SE sites. My concern is that the vast majority of the users on the site do not have anywhere ...
Sonny Ordell's user avatar
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Reputation score for grounded users

I see score of one user is showing 1 while I know he was in 2700 before. I know he got grounded for not obeying SO policies. My question is how does the scoring work, when you are grounded for some ...
TheTechGuy's user avatar
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