I'm very puzzled by how the Stack Overflow reputation goes up and down.
I'm using the site a lot for reference; I posted few questions, I answered few - I don't really get involved in reputation gaining etc., just helped some people out and I did gain some points - good.
Then I asked a question with tag "marketing" and people voted to close it immediately (because even if there's a tag marketing, you cannot ask marketing questions) and left me offensive comments. Fine, I voted the answer for closing too, if no-one likes it - ok.
But then a guy with 10K rep or so left me intentionally offensive message (God, in the old times programmers were rather helpful than being such smug bastards!) and I apologized once more, but still voted his comment down, because it was offensive.
Than - next day - all my rep missing ...
So is Stack Overflow becoming a closed community ruled by some rep gaining smug self-esteem overlords or what?