I was at 44 reputation 20 minutes ago, but now I am on 38.
So if I want my reputation to increase, should I not answer questions?!
It isn't a matter of
Instead, the breakdown is:
The best way to get out of the "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account" pit is to provide great answers.
I recommend reading How do I write a good answer to a question? (and maybe Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?, as well).
On Stack Overflow? All the downvotes you've received appear to be on questions that you've asked.