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A few minutes ago I saw on my profile page that the reputation tab said -15. But when I go to that tab, the -15 isn't reflected anywhere (nor is it listed in the /reputation list), even though the reputation was removed from my score. I do have the checkmark next to "show removed posts."

I would expect this was an un-accept, and if so, I'd love to know which one it was (maybe I posted a bad answer that was accepted at the time, and since has received a better answer - I can learn from that too!).

But there doesn't seem to be a way to figure out where this happened. This seems related to this question:

unexplained reputation loss

But the answer there doesn't explain why it isn't shown in the rep list (and I think it is also from before the changes to rep calcs). I see unaccepts in my rep timeline that definitely do show -15, so I'm not sure what the difference may be...

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I'm seeing the same thing, actually. It's fine if it's an unaccept, but shouldn't it be listed in my reputation events? –  Al E. Jun 28 '12 at 15:13

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[T]he answer there doesn't explain why it isn't shown in the rep list[.]

Somebody accepted one of your answers today and unaccepted it after you had already seen the +15 change in your profile.

Unaccepting an answer the same day it got accepted doesn't create a second entry on your reputation page; it just removes the previous entry.

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That seems strange to me. Why abolish all evidence of an accept then unaccept, when the opposite history remains intact (even when it occurs during the same minute)? i.stack.imgur.com/LwYRs.png Do you have a source that confirms the behavior you suggest is documented, much less by design? –  Aaron Bertrand Jun 28 '12 at 14:35
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Quick accept/unaccepts shouldn't show in the rep history at all, should they? Or is it that they don't repeat? I remember there was a request to change that behavior after people were seeing 5 accept/unaccepts in a row –  Ben Brocka Jun 28 '12 at 14:35
    
@Ben did you look at the image I posted in my comment? Perhaps I should add that to the question as a counter-example. It doesn't make sense to me that accept -> unaccept would disappear but unaccept -> accept would be maintained. –  Aaron Bertrand Jun 28 '12 at 14:37
    
Saw that after posting. I guess it does pop up. Not sure what happened then. –  Ben Brocka Jun 28 '12 at 15:09
    
I guess the intention was to not clutter up the reputation history in case somebody changed his mind quickly. Similarly, un(up|down)votes aren't displayed either if the unvote happened fast enough. I'd like to see this changed though. The rep history could still get cleaned up a couple of days later. @BenBrocka: The screenshot displays a reaccept. That seems to be different. –  Dennis Jun 28 '12 at 15:12

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