I was just browsing through a user's reputation history (45243) and noticed that there is a massive drop in reputation there, all for one question (-452 rep). How does this happen - did he really get down voted that much?
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Considering the fact that that question has 7 up votes which exactly correspond to the amount of positives rep he got and considering the answer had a bounty associated with it
Nathan Koop asked in a comment:
Have a look at the user's (let's call him
And if you check you'll see that the person who wrote the accepted answer (we'll call him
I see you've learned from me after all, no nothing so sinister, have a look at the question, it's regarding boolean operations, how to negate a boolean value. What kind of programmer would you expect to ask such a question?
As I said not everyone shares your motivations, or mine for that matter, I'm sure some would say that we're spending way too much time on such a trivial matter.
In this case, it was a bounty; however, other possible causes not in this case but in general: