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The accepted answer to the question, "How often is reputation recalculated?", states that your reputation can be recalculated by a mod on request. Other than posting this question, how can I request this?

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Be warned: rep recalc's almost always result in lower rep. – Joel Coehoorn Aug 12 '09 at 22:20
Not always, but most of the time. – TheTXI Aug 12 '09 at 22:21
@David: Let us know how it went. 8-) – RichieHindle Aug 12 '09 at 22:29
If you're still around, the accepted answer is now outdated :) – badp Jan 21 '11 at 8:51
@Joel - any idea why this is (out of curiosity) ? fwiw, I just tried it out and got 10 bonus points added on... – kekekela Jul 29 '11 at 14:38
@eternalseptember I believe this is because questions get deleted and rep gains from them are lost – Basic Dec 8 '11 at 22:53
up vote 11 down vote accepted

You can now do your own rep recalcs, as per this answer.

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+6 rep for me! :D – Nick T Dec 8 '10 at 20:35
@Nick, I'm glad to see it work that way for somebody. – Lance Roberts Dec 8 '10 at 20:37

I'm going against the grain. Don't e-mail the team - it'll waste their bandwidth. Flag a post, preferably one of your posts, and request a Rep Recalc. A mod will do it for you without the Team needing to be involved. I'll recalc the rep and report the results when I see a flag =)

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Preferably flag one of your posts. – Kyle Cronin Aug 12 '09 at 22:55
Works for me... – Marc Gravell Aug 12 '09 at 22:56
@Kyle can you flag one of your own posts? I want to try, but the last time I wanted to test something relating to flagging I forgot mod-flags are insta-nuke and accidently deleted someone's comment =( – Tom Ritter Aug 12 '09 at 22:58
@Tom: You tell me. I just flagged my own. – GEOCHET Aug 12 '09 at 23:04
@Rich you can indeed. – Tom Ritter Aug 12 '09 at 23:07
@Tom: Don't forget to ban me. – GEOCHET Aug 12 '09 at 23:09
@Tom: Just flag one of your own questions or answers. There's no auto-anything tied to flagging those. – Bill the Lizard Aug 12 '09 at 23:28
Wow, 4 moderators commenting on this one answer. It's a nexus of diamonds! – gnostradamus Aug 13 '09 at 2:19
@gnovice: If we get one more, we will combine to form... MEGA-MOD! – Bill the Lizard Aug 13 '09 at 12:08
@Wille the Gecko: *Voltron. – GEOCHET Aug 13 '09 at 14:13
Why do this, when you can go to and request recalc yourself? – JP19 Jan 21 '11 at 9:04

This is no longer necessary, unless you're one of 58 or fewer very special people.

I'm actually posting this answer mostly to bump the question for "too localized" votes.

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Email the team.

Be warned that this usually will not go in your favor.

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Is there a reason they don't normally go in the users favor? Just wondering. – Coops Aug 12 '09 at 22:47
I think one of the main reasons is that recalcs are often catching deleted questions. Almost everyone that isn't a spammer gets moer +rep than -Rep on any given question, so if the question is deleted they will lose +Rep. – EBGreen Aug 12 '09 at 22:50
@Coops: Because deleted questions no longer count towards rep. So if you have a deleted question with 5 upvotes, you'll lose 50 rep unless you were already capped out that day. – Kyle Cronin Aug 12 '09 at 22:52
As EBGreen said, it's historically been due to deleted questions/answers. I suspect that the next mass recalc will see a lot of rep lost due to questions migrated from SO to other sites. – Bill the Lizard Aug 12 '09 at 23:26
I wonder if we will ever see the new -5/-2 downvote change – jjnguy Aug 13 '09 at 0:47
@jjnguy: I can't wait, I will be back at 100 rep! – GEOCHET Aug 13 '09 at 14:12

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