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I posted this question and saw the following -17 points in my rep dashboard

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I then looked at the question and saw that I only had one downvote

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What could account for the lost rep? The math doesn't add up since I had the -1 from a long time ago.

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The good news is that losing -17 means you gained 17 rep! – JNK Mar 26 '12 at 14:33
up vote 23 down vote accepted

Since your question was migrated to Stack Overflow, it received:

  1. 17 upvotes worth 85 reputation points.
  2. 1 downvote, lowering it to 83
  3. 100 points bounty you started: 83 - 100 = -17

Q.E.D.

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