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Somehow, I managed to get a -2 to my reputation on Stackoverflow.

The link it points to: Pitfalls of Object oriented programming (link to answer that isn't mine)

The reason: "Unaccept"

I don't think I was ever involved in this question at all, so where did this come from?

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Never involved in the question at all? Liar! You left a single comment one one of the answers, a year and a half after the question was asked! –  Pops Aug 30 '12 at 17:40
    
@PopularDemand ah you got me. Ok, I didn't answer or ask the question. Happy? lol –  Earlz Aug 30 '12 at 17:42
    
Not sure if it helps, but the tooltip attached to that "Unaccept" reads "unaccepted an answer." For what it's worth, the system does have different tooltips for the +15 accept case ("answer was accepted") and the +2 accept case ("accepted an answer"). –  Pops Aug 30 '12 at 17:43
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@kiamlaluno why the rollback to my answer? It's already deleted. –  Pops Aug 30 '12 at 18:47

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up vote 38 down vote accepted

You asked a question that was subsequently merged into the question you linked: when it was merged, the answer you accepted on your version of the question was unaccepted, and thus you lost the 2 reputation for accepting it.

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That looks to be the case –  Earlz Aug 30 '12 at 17:44
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Dang it, Mark. Second time today I was beaten to an answer while writing a comment. Oh well, at least this time my answer was also the right answer. –  Pops Aug 30 '12 at 17:46
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@PopularDemand Hah! I'm just surprised I was able to submit my answer before seeing the dreaded "1 new answer to this question" notice. FGITWing is a frustrating game to play. –  user149432 Aug 30 '12 at 17:50
    
Nice catch; here's some more meaningless Meta EXP. (+1) –  Robert Harvey Aug 30 '12 at 17:52
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@RobertHarvey !!!WARNING!!! your account has been compromised (note the use of the term "EXP" above) –  Pops Aug 30 '12 at 17:54

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