How does “Reputation” work?
I answered this post about UUIDs and was eventually the selected answer, but I got -2 for it.
I can understand that somebody might have downvoted it, if in their opinion it was a bad answer, but why did I not then get a subsequent and higher +vote for being selected as the best answer?
Surely if an answer is selected any downvotes should be negated?
I can see the problem is one of perception. On my profile I see a "Reputation" and under that it lists the recent activity. Though I get +rep for answering the question only the -rep is listed unless I delve deeper. Perhaps the "Reputation" panel should list additive summaries, collected on the relative question to prevent the perception that only -reps occur?