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In my infinite wisdom I answered two questions in the last 24 hours.

Both questions have by now been deleted. What I expected to see is for my reputation to drop again by the 190 points I gained from them. But that didn't happen and as of yet still hasn't happened.

I raised the issue in chat today (with regards to the first question linked) and we came to the conclusion that it's most likely due to the deletion of the user's account and probably a temporary glitch.

I still assume that the system will correct this at some point. But I found it interesting enough to raise the issue and to see if anybody else is experiencing the same thing.

What might cause this problem? Is it a bug perhaps? Is this expected behavior? Or have I completely misunderstood something and should I still keep the reputation earned anyway?

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Why is the second one different from the first? Both questions were auto-deleted because the user's account was deleted. – animuson Jul 30 '12 at 19:18
@animuson That second user's account was deleted? Okay, then it's the same. I did not know/expect that. – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:19
This bug most likely exists because the auto-deletions don't actually create a "delete" event in the revision history. The reputation recalculation majigger might just not be seeing them. – animuson Jul 30 '12 at 19:21
@animuson Yeah, I suspected as much. But my assumption that the second deletion was a regular deletion (not related to a user deletion) made me suspicious. Anyway, glad that's all cleared up. I would hate to seem to be too helpful. :) – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:23
@Bart: Regular deletions also take a couple of minutes/hours until they affect reputation. – Dennis Jul 30 '12 at 19:31
I am lucky, I restricted myself to snarky comments in those threads, so I lost nothing. NOTHING, I SAY!!! Bwhahaha. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 30 '12 at 19:31
@ErnestFriedman-Hill That will teach me to be helpful. Snark it is. TURN ON THE SNARK!! – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:33
For justice, this Q should be upvoted to exactly +38 as compensation for your efforts in the past 24h. – Mat Jul 30 '12 at 19:52
@Mat Ha, that's not why I asked the all.... – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:56
This question gave me an idea in the shower: an image imitating Lucky Charms except all the marshmallows are red X's and the text reads "they're automagically deleted." I decided that's way too much work though. – animuson Jul 30 '12 at 20:15
@ErnestFriedman-Hill and Bart, this is the Summer of Love, not the Summer of Snark. Please try to keep that in mind! – Mark Ransom Jul 30 '12 at 22:14
@animuson -- +1 for the lovely image of those magical unicorn shepherds, the noble leprechauns. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 30 '12 at 22:29
@MarkRansom Oh suuure, we will keep that in mind. – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 23:04
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I see you gained 0 reputation today, 10 yesterday, and 40 on the 28th. Looks like those 190 reputation points are gone to me:

Bart's reputation

If you want to be certain, go visit for a quick overview and the option to re-calculate.

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Really? Hmm, I still see 40 today and 160 yesterday. Even with "show removed posts" enables I see no mention of the reputation being removed again. I'll try the link. – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:15
That's probably caching. Wait a few minutes. – Dennis Jul 30 '12 at 19:15
Try a force-reload in your browser, or clear your cache. – Martijn Pieters Jul 30 '12 at 19:16
Ha, that fixed my reputation (it's now down by the expected amount). I had already cleared my cache several times. – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:16
Yup, your reputation dropped down for me. :-) – Martijn Pieters Jul 30 '12 at 19:17
@Bart: I also didn't lose my 60 rep yet, but I'm in no hurry. – Dennis Jul 30 '12 at 19:18
@MartijnPieters Still have the following though: But I assume that will correct itself soon enough. Thanks for the help. – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:20
@Dennis People got suspicious about my level of procrastination. Now I can claim again it's not that bad. ;) – Bart Jul 30 '12 at 19:21

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