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I went to my reputation tab in my profile to look at all the recent rep I acquired and it said it added up to 60 but the numbers did not look right:

mystery rep

I know it is only one point, but points add up. How do I find out where that extra point came from?

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Did you do this math on the 'time' tab, too? –  user177964 Oct 31 '12 at 13:33
    
@Tichodroma yep. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '12 at 13:34
    
If I open it now, i don't even see the +1 from "buttons with different..." question, so it adds up to 58. Anyway, you've gained a point, not lost it :P –  SingerOfTheFall Oct 31 '12 at 13:34
    
@SingerOfTheFall yea, I know, but they do add up :-P –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '12 at 13:35
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@Singer: The +1 is from a removed downvote. Other's downvotes are invisible. –  BalusC Oct 31 '12 at 14:08
    
This is probably just a caching issue. –  NullUserException อ_อ Oct 31 '12 at 16:13
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ nope I don't think so. because if I add up the rep even now from that time period it is still === 59 –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '12 at 16:19
    
I'm saying it's possible the 60 was cached when you actually got +60, but one point went away in the meantime. Anyways, I don't see the point of this question. You have 42k+ rep, why is this important? –  NullUserException อ_อ Oct 31 '12 at 16:32
    
Just like an elitist to think that having a lot of EXP releases them from being concerned with discrepancies of lesser amounts. Attitudes like yours are exactly why bugs of this ilk are never fixed; and, that's precisely one of the reasons why I suggest we re-distribute EXP. –  Evan Carroll Oct 31 '12 at 16:38
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It's a ghost. OOOOOOOOOOoooooooo –  Ben Brocka Oct 31 '12 at 19:11

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Ran across this in the close queue and surprised no one ever really answered it. Your reputation change since you last checked does add up to +60. Keep in mind that reversal and removed events do not count towards that total that shows up in the tab. Your actual values:

Date       Change    Total
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Oct 26     -10       -10
Oct 27     +0        -10
Oct 28     +25       +15
Oct 29     +25       +40
Oct 30     +20       +60

And voilà!

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I went to check my own rep tab here on Meta to see if I could reproduce this, and found:

obviously fake reputation increase

Obviously, the person responsible for calculating and updating these numbers is getting lazy, and they probably can't be trusted to have more than a tenuous connection to what you've actually earned. I recommend punishing him by visiting your profile more often, thus forcing him to type more until he starts getting it right.

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Ummmm.......... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '12 at 16:56
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I got bigger! :-) –  Shadow Wizard Oct 31 '12 at 18:28
    
@ShaWizDowArd that's.... what... she... said? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '12 at 18:37
    
@ama shh! It's a secret. –  Shadow Wizard Oct 31 '12 at 18:41

That tab doesn't show rep earned in the past fixed time period. It shows the net rep change since the last time you clicked on the tab. Are you sure you didn't look at it 60 points ago? Your screenshot is difficult to use for figuring this out, since it's sorted by post and not by time.

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