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What does “user was removed” mean and why did I lose 5 reputation for it?

I see a change in reputation that says "removed"and the reputation changed from 808 to 803. That's a -5 change, is there any way of knowing what is this change for?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Cody Gray, lunboks, ChrisF, Michael Mrozek Apr 24 '12 at 20:04

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hover over the text – lunboks Apr 24 '12 at 18:09
@lunboks Hovering over the text did not provide any more information than the comment itself. However Daniel's response below helped. – Ayusman Apr 24 '12 at 18:34

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A user who upvoted one of your questions was removed¹ and his votes went with him.

¹ The removal of the account may have been at the user's request, or against his will. Only employees and perhaps moderators can tell.

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Ohh now it makes sense. Thanks clarified my doubt. – Ayusman Apr 24 '12 at 18:16
@SomeHelpfulCommenter No, unupvote is for when a user retracts an upvote. This is "User was removed", in other words, account deleted. – Daniel Fischer Apr 24 '12 at 19:56
@SomeHelpfulCommenter "removed" also shows up for deleted accounts, check stackoverflow.com/users/326439/ayusman?tab=reputation, it says "removed" in the middle column and "User was removed" in the right. – Daniel Fischer Apr 24 '12 at 20:06
@DanielFischer never mind I'm an idiot. So much for being helpful – Some Helpful Commenter Apr 24 '12 at 20:06

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