I have been trying to post a question for the last 15 minutes.
Stackoverflow requires tagging, but it prohibited me from using tags since I'm a new user.
Thus, I posted the test question -- and was penalized with 7 down votes!
(1) Why won't Stackoverflow let me post the question (it has one link in it)? Do I need to register or do something to ask questions with one link and over a certain length?
(2) How can I regain the lost rep points ... I was just testing to see if I could post even a basic question and planned to delete it right afterwards!