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Recently I saw a -5 rep change in my history related to a question for which I posted an answer. This seems a bit odd. A downvote causes -2 change as far as I know and if your answer was marked as the answer and then got changed this is not shown in the history at all (but would be a nice feature btw.). Now my answer to the question was not downvoted and it was never the accepted answer as far as I know so how could I have gotten a -5 change?

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While obviously Mark has shown how this happened for you, to me the most likely possibility would be someone removing an upvote on a question. –  corsiKa Nov 18 '11 at 23:56
    
@glowcoder: Yeah, but I remember posts on meta saying "I lost 15 rep because someone removed an accepted answer but I don't know where". Somehow I was under the impression that was still the case but apparently that feature got added. –  ChrisWue Nov 19 '11 at 2:20
    
@glowcoder But removed upvotes won't show as rep loss. –  NullUserException อ_อ Nov 19 '11 at 2:39
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ: Apparently they do, see Marks answer –  ChrisWue Nov 19 '11 at 5:36

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up vote 19 down vote accepted

Your reputation page shows you how:

Reputation audit

You received an up-vote on an answer (+10) and someone unaccepted a different, previously accepted answer of yours (-15), resulting in a -5 net reputation change.

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smack Not sure how I missed that - I feel a bit embarrassed now ;) –  ChrisWue Nov 18 '11 at 22:04

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