The story begins. I went to http://stackoverflow.com/reputation
My reputation was previously
966. Really. It was. I swear.
I scanned the page and clicked Trigger Reputation Recalc
My reputation became
Curious, I visited my reputation tab:
No negative numbers today.
Like a good little curious hairy primate ought to, I attempted to reproduce the interaction. I went back to the reputation page and clicked Trigger Reputation Recalc
Reputation cannot be recalculated more than once per day.
This is obviously by design.
How may I now convince myself that the change in reputation was a random coincidence and not a proof of causality and by extension proof of the existence of God?
Enter the Man with the Yellow Hat.