If I fare badly in questioning or answering. I attract downvotes and hence receive negative scores. In spite of this fact, I have earned the Peer-pressure badge even downvoted. What do you do with total negative scores after taking into account all the scores altogether, which include all questions and answers?

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    You earn a Peer Pressure badge specifically for deleting low scoring content. That's what it's meant to do. Beyond that, I'm having trouble figuring out what, exactly, you're trying to ask; something about what we do with downvotes? – fbueckert Aug 20 '18 at 15:50
  • Also note that you loose/get back all the rep you gained/lost on downvotes once the post is deleted (with some exceptions for older posts). – user392547 Aug 20 '18 at 16:05
  • "I have earned Peer-pressure badge even downvoted" could you rephrase that? I don't quite understand what you're trying to say. – user392547 Aug 20 '18 at 16:08
  • I'm re-opening this because I think I figured out what's going on. – Tim Post Aug 20 '18 at 16:11
  • Possible duplicate of Rolling question rate limits are now network-wide – gnat Aug 20 '18 at 16:14
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    see also: Usefulness of Peer Pressure Badge – gnat Aug 20 '18 at 16:15
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    I have earned the Peer-pressure badge despite being down voted on that question – user393969 Aug 20 '18 at 16:16
  • fyi, there is no negative score. The minimum is 1 – Optimus Prime Aug 20 '18 at 17:40
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    @AbhijitBagchi I don't see how you're confused. You can't get the Peer pressure badge without being downvoted multiple times on the same post. The 'despite' doesn't make sense. – user392547 Aug 21 '18 at 7:50

Okay. I've tried my best to piece together how you've arrived at this question, and this is what I think happened:

  • You were tagged / mentioned in a Quora post as being a member of one or more Stack Exchange communities. That may, or may not have been a typo that meant to include you in a discussion related to the Stock Exchange.

  • You arrived here, saw something similar to Quora, and asked a few philosophical questions not realizing that we're a completely different platform.

  • That ... didn't go so well, and you were confused and a little stressed, so you deleted some of the content you wrote because you were worried that it didn't belong and then...

  • Yay! You got a badge! You must have been doing something .. correctly .. the whole time? WHAT IS THIS ODD THING YOU HAVE STUMBLED UPON?

Our similarities with Quora end at us both being a place where people ask and answer questions. We have a very large network of Q&A sites that work very differently than other platforms. It's an interesting coincidence that you arrived here, but we're not what you initially thought :)

What I suggest is, take a look at our network of sites, see if any of them interest you, and perhaps join in on helping people get objective answers to problems they face every day. If you want to debate philosophy or have discussions, then Quora is probably where you want to go.

You can use both platforms, and you're very welcome to do so, but take a moment to see how we're different before diving in. Sorry about the confusion, but we were as confused as you were, and all the details are actually in deleted posts which most users can't see, so it wasn't immediately obvious that you were simply out of place :)

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