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Occasionally I notice I gained 2 reputation for no obvious reason. Presumably someone has just changed their mind about a previous downvote and reversed it, but they didn't leave a comment about it. Is there any way to see where this happened?

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Are you also aware that when suggested edit that you made is approved, you get 2 reputation? –  Shadow Wizard Aug 31 '11 at 10:52
    
Of course, I suggest edits all the time. But that does show in the rep list. –  Tom Zych Aug 31 '11 at 10:54
    
I know, was just checking. :-) –  Shadow Wizard Aug 31 '11 at 10:55
    
It shows up on recent activity, I am pretty sure. –  staticx Aug 31 '11 at 12:17
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Reputation can also be "gained" if you downvoted some answer that later got deleted: you get the reputation point back. Two of these, and you get 2 reputation.

Another option is that answer of yours that had a downvote got deleted.. again the reputation is given back.

Downvote can be undone only 5 minutes after being cast, so it's unlikely that you spotted it on time.

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Are you sure? I think a downvote on this answer was reversed after several hours. I had edited the answer, which I believe unlocks downvotes? stackoverflow.com/questions/7238068/… –  Tom Zych Aug 31 '11 at 10:56
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@Shadow when I want to delete vote on later question/answer, I edit it by adding one character and remove my downvote –  genesis Aug 31 '11 at 11:00
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Yes editing allows vote to be undone (either up or down) - this might be the case then. No way to know, unless you remember how many downvotes you had. :) –  Shadow Wizard Aug 31 '11 at 11:03
    
Ok, thanks then. –  Tom Zych Sep 1 '11 at 0:38
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Short answer: No, it is not possible.

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