I just asked for a feature and apparently it wasn't a good idea. After reading all the responses I tend to agree with that. During this process I had my reputation decreased several times and I was wondering if there is a way to take that back or at least stop that since it seems to keep getting downvoted.
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One way to stop your feature request from getting more downvotes is to ask for it to be deleted (by flagging it for moderation attention). However it won't be surprising if your request is denied, we generally don't like deleting open questions with upvoted answers, someone spend some time to give you a good answer and there's absolutely no reason for their effort to go to waste.
Another way would be for you to ask for the question to be disassociated from your account. A valid option, but a bit extreme, especially for a trivial reason like evading downvotes. If you decide you want your name removed from the question, you should follow the process outlined in this answer:
The better approach here is to stop worrying about Meta reputation, it's the most worthless metric there is. You are still very new to the Stack Exchange network, when you discover the other 80+ sites you'll find out that Meta Stack Overflow is the only Meta site in the network that has reputation, and that's mostly a relic of the past. On all other Metas the displayed reputation is your main site reputation, and voting on Meta posts doesn't affect it.
In your earlier question you mention:
Don't be afraid, voting on Meta is a bit different than on the main site:
We do downvote features that we don't think are necessary, and it's a confusing inconsistency, but it really shouldn't discourage you from sharing your ideas, at the end of the day reputation on both the Meta and the main site is just an integer on a database somewhere.
As Yannis notes, you really shouldn't worry too much about MSO reputation. It's fairly meaningless, and extremely easy to come by if you need some: just help a few people learn how the sites work.
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