I am using this account. Today morning I have answered a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Suddenly my reputation dropped down. What is the reason for this issue? I am totally disappointed.

This week I was scoring nearly 500+ reputations. I lost everything.

Edit: I got a mail like below.


I'm writing in reference to your Mathematics Stack Exchange account:


Due to clear signs of falsified accounts being used to artificially inflate your reputation, your account has been temporarily suspended for 7 days.

It is not fair to other users of Mathematics Stack Exchange to allow users to gain reputation through sockpuppets.

The offending accounts have been removed and the votes invalidated. Please refrain from this behavior in the future.

Regards, Mathematics Stack Exchange Moderation Team


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You've been suspended for voting irregularities; you've permanently lost 205 reputation which was deemed to be gained in a forbidden way (i.e. other users upvoting your posts because they know you or they are you). The other reputation you had will be restored after the suspension period ends.

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    IOW a sockpuppet Oct 10, 2018 at 9:56
  • Could be; details like that usually aren't shared, even in the moderator message, to not make it easier to escape detection the next time.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:57

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