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Discussion on: 📊 A couple of interesting Stack Overflow queries to play with [Query Stack Overflow] 📈

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Glad to hear that you are enjoying your experience with Stack Overflow. I have a reasonable rep over there as well. However, some 6-8 months ago, I replied to a post not really knowing the hidden rules. I gave a better answer than someone with 30 times my reputation. Eek. That's when I discovered those issues. The guy latched onto me, and began down voting every post or reply I would make, no matter how much work I might have done to get the answer.

At first I didn't even know what down votes were until I noticed that strangely my reputation was slowly dropping and I looked into it.

The system automatically corrected some of this guys down votes, but from time to time he is able to "escape the algorithm" and I had to suck it up.

After doing the math, I realized that if he wanted me off, because I embarrassed him, he would eventually get his way. So I started looking and found here.