# Odd Reputation Number: 90 + 20 + 10 = 121?

It's not clear to me that this is because of the reputation drop issue earlier today.

My current reputation number here on meta is 121. I was curious to see how that number came about, so clicked on the reputation history link for myself.

I saw a 90 and a 20 and a 10, and I believe I'm missing a 1.

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You, me, everyone gets a 1 to start off with, and your rep can never drop below 1 even if you get down-votes that should take you into negative territory.

I don't know whether there are reasons for this. Unless it's must have rep > 0 to post.

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I could have sworn I started off with 100. Maybe it would have gone down below zero with the problem from earlier today? – John Saunders Jul 3 '09 at 18:24
I had 139 when I went to bed. I have 39 now. I think it got re-calced this morning. – Eric Jul 3 '09 at 18:26
@John - this was due to some kind of update that removed the +100 for users with accounts on other sites. Its been discussed on a few other threads today. It happened to me too. – RSolberg Jul 3 '09 at 18:26
Errr...138 starting out last night, sorry. – Eric Jul 3 '09 at 18:26
@RSolberg - if you do the math(s) his scores add up: 90 + 20 + 10 + the opening 1 = 121, his current score (as of this posting) – ChrisF Jul 3 '09 at 18:30
@Chris: When originally ported accounts from SO, you start with 100. This 100 got recalced/subtracted last night. – Eric Jul 3 '09 at 18:33
@Eric - yes I know that, but John's already taken that into account. Look at his expression again. – ChrisF Jul 3 '09 at 18:35
@John - it started with 101 - the 100 bonus which got removed after the shenanigans this morning and the usual starting 1. – ChrisF Jul 3 '09 at 18:36
@all: yeah, it's the "1" that attracted my attention. 100 + 90 + 20 + 10 - 100 is still 120, not 121. – John Saunders Jul 3 '09 at 18:37
@ChrisF: Maybe it started at 100 on serverfault, but 1 or 101 here? I'm very certain I was staring at "100" for a couple of days. – John Saunders Jul 3 '09 at 18:38
@John - I can't argue with that, though I did see a long tail of folks with 1 rep on the user pages. Maybe the 1 got added as part of the recalc as it's part of the algorithm & that wasn't run initially. – ChrisF Jul 3 '09 at 18:41