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So I randomly found this user.

Said user has 648 reputation.

Said user also has quite a few questions and answers, such that, even with the 200 reputation cap per post, should still have way more reputation than that (probably somewhere in the 1000s).

Said user also has almost no down-votes on his/her questions or answers and only 1 down-vote cast.

Note: I managed to figure it out just before posting, but I thought I'd share the knowledge in case anyone was wondering something similar.

Upvoted questions and answers:


Downvoted questions:


Downvoted answers:


Votes cast:


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closed as too localized by LittleBobbyTables, Hugo Dozois, Mat, Bart, ɥʇǝS May 9 '13 at 16:20

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Of all the questions to self-answer, this seems like an odd choice – LittleBobbyTables May 9 '13 at 15:37
Just as a side note look at this graph. – rekire May 9 '13 at 18:01
up vote 11 down vote accepted

Looking at the bounties tab one can see that that user really loves awarding bounties.


This would be the reason, as bounties come off of your own reputation.

As Andrew Barber pointed out, an alternative cause is having multiple posts community-deleted as spam. Those come with -100 reputation each. Though this seems unlikely given the lack of significant down-votes to the user's other posts.

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18 Offered bounties for 7,050 reputation it says. – Daniel Fischer May 9 '13 at 15:35
@TinSoldiersAndNixonsComin' Thanks for that, edited. – Dukeling May 9 '13 at 15:38
another, more generalized possible answer for people showing less reputation than might seem proper could be having multiple posts community-deleted as spam. Those come with -100 each. – Andrew Barber May 9 '13 at 15:49
@AndrewBarber Edited. – Dukeling May 9 '13 at 15:57

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