Hi all, all of you are right. Whenever a payout is made the earnings will reset. It will reset to zero or to the remaining balance as Mr.Bell wrote. But your ranking will remain the same. Rankings are calculated as per the number of thank you receive. Earnings on thanks means, it's a recurring income. We are also planning to increase the earnings on thanks than on making answers, in order to maintain high-quality answers than the number of posts. The ranking, badges, the number of activities etc will be preserved and your reputation points won't go anywhere. We respect your effort. Have a nice day.