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How do I read the history of my reputation?

I had a total of 308 rep, which now is reduced to 288. I checked the rep history and saw no indication of any reputation being lost. Of course, I would like to know how it was lost so I can avoid losing it in the future. Is there a way to find out what action caused the decrease?

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marked as duplicate by Shog9 Sep 21 '12 at 3:29

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Look at the bottom of your reputation page, and check the checkbox you find there:

show removed posts checkbox

then check your reputation list again once the page has reloaded. The 20 point loss is probably due to a deleted post; perhaps a question you answered was deleted.

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Yes, they had an answer with two upvotes on a question that was deleted yesterday. Thus the 20 point loss. – Brad Larson Aug 23 '12 at 14:06

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