Another "Dave enjoys spelunking" question.
I lost 40 rep points today because a user, or some users, were removed. Fine in itself.
Is there a way to determine:
- Which user(s), and
- Which answers?
No, sorry. Unless you get a private message from a moderator (which means that it was your sock puppet account that we removed), there's no way to know for certain which account caused you to lose reputation. (It might not have been a sock puppet account at all. Users do occasionally request account deletion.)
It's possible that no answers were removed at all. Most of the time when accounts are deleted, questions and answers stay behind. Votes are removed along with everything else associated with the account. Content is the only thing that stays. (Just FYI, I'm looking at your reputation tab now, and even moderators don't get a link to exactly which questions and answers you lost reputation on.)
As already mentioned, this could allow you to determine exactly which posts a specific user had voted on, you would just need to find out which user was deleted at that time, which is not that difficult for better known users.
And to correct a possible misunderstanding, this doesn't mean that posts have been removed, but that the votes belonging to the user have been removed.