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I'm not sure whether it's technically possible to do.

Problem: let a question get $20$ downvotes and $5$ upvotes. The question's score is $-15$, while the asker's reputation increases by $10$. Doesn't make much sense.

Another example: someone asked a terrible question, got $-5$, fixed the question. The question is still not that good, but not really that bad. Now people disagree with the question score and upvote it back to $0$. Result: the asker got $40$ reputation.

Solution: Make reputation a function of a question/answer score. Namely: $$reputation = \begin{cases} score * 10 & \text{if } score \ge 0\\ score * 2 & \text{if } score < 0 \end{cases}$$

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    $\begingroup$ In practice such questions are rare, so it doesn't seem worth the effort to implement a more sophisticated scoring mechanism. $\endgroup$ Apr 2 at 7:32
  • $\begingroup$ Thinking about this, I guess you are right. I did see similar situations, but not that often. $\endgroup$
    – user114966
    Apr 2 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ SO/SE was designed to reward good behaviour, less so to punish bad behaviour. Also, esp. on techy/sciencey sotes we don't usually expect much controversy about how good a post is. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael Mod
    Apr 6 at 21:29

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