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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
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Not always, but most of the time. –  TheTXI Aug 12 '09 at 22:21
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@David: Let us know how it went. 8-) –  RichieHindle Aug 12 '09 at 22:29
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If you're still around, the accepted answer is now outdated :) –  badp Jan 21 '11 at 8:51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
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@eternalseptember I believe this is because questions get deleted and rep gains from them are lost –  Basic Dec 8 '11 at 22:53

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up vote 10 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
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@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
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@Tom: Don't forget to ban me. –  GEOCHET Aug 12 '09 at 23:09
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@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
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Wow, 4 moderators commenting on this one answer. It's a nexus of diamonds! –  gnostradamus Aug 13 '09 at 2:19
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@gnovice: If we get one more, we will combine to form... MEGA-MOD! –  Bill the Lizard Aug 13 '09 at 12:08
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@Wille the Gecko: *Voltron. –  GEOCHET Aug 13 '09 at 14:13
    
Why do this, when you can go to stackoverflow.com/reputation 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.

team@stackoverflow.com

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
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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
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@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
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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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