I recently came across old question (several months old) that was edited by 1 rep user. Curious, I dived deeper and was amazed to see that 1 rep user had several gold badges, over 10 silver badges and dozens of bronze.
Entering his profile page, I finally saw the reason.... penalty box.
While I do understand and agree with the concept (equivalent of temporary ban in forums) I don't understand why reduce the reputation to 1?
I do agree that reputation should be locked, but why not lock it at the current amount the user had when sent to the box?
Alternatively, if taking away all reputation, why not take away all the badges?
Note, I don't ask for any change, just want to discuss and understand the reasons for this design. :)