What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

by jemiloii   Last Updated July 11, 2019 17:24 PM

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an update, and his rep is going down for it.

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Answers 1

His reputation isn't going down by that much; the question has (while I'm writing this) 160 upvotes (= +800 reputation) and 514 downvotes (= -1028 reputation). That's only 200 points, which is easily gained when he posts an announcement which is well received.

Oh, and since he has a ♦, he doesn't lose any privileges. So nothing to worry about... After all, reputation is just some imaginary Internet points, nothing important. I heard "being the scapegoat from time to time" is part of the CM job description.

July 11, 2019 16:02 PM

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