Basically I significantly changed the way reputation power worked for the competition to make for more exciting big numbers. Reverting this has obviously had an effect.
There are basically 3 options
- Reset to 0, but where is the fun in that?
- Do nothing and agree that it wasn't a perfect system before
- Change ALL previously given reputation to 10 and see what happens
- The totally and previously unexpected fourth option that popped up while I was writing this