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FAQ : Reputation

Reputation is a number which indicates the familiarity of a user with the website and the expertise on the topics discussed. Your reputation is increased or decreased as per the following criteria

When one of your questions is published:+4
When one of your answers is published:+8
When one of your comments is published:+2
When one of your questions is voted up:+4
When one of your answers is voted up:+8
When one of your comments is voted up:+2
When one of your questions is voted down:-2
When one of your answers is voted down:-4
When one of your comments is voted down:-1

All users are given a reputation of $10$ initially and it will never fall below that level.