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I think this is the right place to post this.

I had about 100 reputation, and this morning I came on to answer some questions and now have 1.

How on earth did I lose so much rep? as far as I am aware I had done nothing wrong, just asked a question the previous day.

Many thanks for information,

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For flagged posts neither the -100 nor the deletion can be reversed without moderator intervention. As you seem to have found an answer I would advise against asking to have the question reinstated. Also, we try to keep the site suitable for automated nanny software: don't want folks to lose access to SO at work when the automatic filter detects "dirty" words, 'ya know... – dmckee May 23 '10 at 13:42

Check this, it should explain exactly how your reputation breaks down:

If it shows more reputation, flag one of your posts and ask for a reputation recalc.

The most likely reason to drop 100 point is if you had a post flagged as span or offensive by 5 users.

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I have a "12 2794373 (-100)", presume it must have been a down voted posts. Thats annoying, it was voted down because I was sharing my source, some of which was obfuscated. Anyway, thanks for your time! – Pez Cuckow May 23 '10 at 12:28
The leading 12 means "spam" - i.e. your post got flagged as spam as Kobi suspected. @pez – Georg Fritzsche May 23 '10 at 13:18
It was this question (10k only). I am not sure why it was flagged. The final version was fine. – HAL 9000 May 23 '10 at 13:27
The edit history is a mess. Presumable the final vote was cast by a user who had not refreshed the question to see the last round of improvement... – dmckee May 23 '10 at 13:38
@dmckee What? 6 hours later? There was one thing worthy of the flag in there and that was edited out 2 weeks ago – HAL 9000 May 23 '10 at 16:00

Yes, this post was flagged as offensive by 6 other users and auto-deleted. This causes a -100 rep penalty as well.

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I don't understand how it was offensive, oh well. Not much I can do, just seems a shame to lose that much rep! – Pez Cuckow May 27 '10 at 15:57

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