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Someone unaccepted my answer today, which was accepted Sep 27th. "Unaccept" showed up in my reputation tab. Currently it shows that I obtained 130 reputation today. In /reputation audit, I see I obtained 145 today. I have triggered recalc, and the reputation tab still shows the same thing.

Please clarify, did I lose 15 reputation from TODAY or from that day answer was accepted?

I feel it should remove reputation from the day it was accepted, but as I see, it takes 15 from today. Is this ? Shouldn't it take off reputation from Sep 27th & just show the "-15" line today?

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Good point - from what I remember, it is unclear on whether or not it should stay grouped with its original entry, or be created as a new entry on a new day. –  Nightfirecat Sep 30 '11 at 23:46
    
@Nightfirecat: I'd like to keep -15 as is, but remove reputation from day answer was accepted, not from day it was unaccepted –  genesis Sep 30 '11 at 23:49
    
The challenge is dealing with answers that are unaccepted months later. The way it is right now makes it easier to track the day-to-day changes in your reputation. Even though someone unaccepting your answer reduces your reputation value for Sep 27th, you had that reputation until today. –  Troyen Oct 1 '11 at 0:30
    
Reputation recalcs don't affect the reputation tab in any way. It'll just change your site rep. –  NullUserException อ_อ Oct 1 '11 at 0:34
    
@NullUserException_: it should. It did for me a lot times –  genesis Oct 1 '11 at 0:35
    
@NullUserException_: thanks for grammar edits :( I'm still learning and trying to do my best –  genesis Oct 1 '11 at 0:35
    
Hmmm that's interesting. They don't change anything for me. My reputation tab says I got 289 points for yesterday, even though my /reputation audit tells me I've got 290. And I just performed a recalc. –  NullUserException อ_อ Oct 1 '11 at 0:39
    
@NullUserException_: I see 290 –  genesis Oct 1 '11 at 8:59
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up vote 14 down vote accepted

This is by-design, the -15 shows on the day it occured, which is correct as your rep that day did change by a net -15 as a result of the unaccept happening that day. This is for a convenient view of "what changed in my rep today?" which is a question/email we get a lot.

The reputation report has a different view, the accept being deleted means it never happened, we haven't changed this behavior.

There is a long-term plan to have a better representation of all of this, but it requires quite a bit of work on the back-end for a denormalized log-type linear event storage, rather than a interpretation of historical vote data which happens currently. But...that chunk of time hasn't been available yet, we'll get to it when possible.

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"The reputation report has a different view, the accept being deleted means it never happened" - it means I should lost 15 reputation from day it was accepted. Or am I wrong? –  genesis Oct 1 '11 at 8:50
    
@genesis-φ - Nope, your rep went up 15 on that day, and when it was unaccepted you lost 15 rep on that day, from the /reputation report though we just exclude it entirely like it never happened, since the goal there is representing you an accurate total. –  Nick Craver Oct 1 '11 at 11:38
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