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I just noticed a weird thing in my reputation tab on StackOverflow.

my reputation tab on SO

That last question mentioned (but not linked, had to find it via search): In xampp 1.7.4 pdftk doesnt work it gives UNLINK error

I must have amnesia as I have no memory of ever interacting with this post. I don't even know what xampp and pdftk are so I don't know why I would even be interested in such a question. 2 reputation points more or less is not a big deal, but the fact I got rep change from question I've never seen before is odd and I'm wondering what happened.

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marked as duplicate by Josh Caswell, Azik, hims056, Aziz Shaikh, Martijn Pieters Nov 11 '13 at 8:20

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It looks like you edited the answer and got reputation from it. Since the answer has been removed, you lose the reputation.

Your edit was approved on Aug 9, 2011:

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The answer that you edited was deleted and converted to a comment:

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You received 2 reputation points for the approved suggested edit. Since the answer has now been deleted so as a result you lose those points.

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I can't see this link and there seem to be no revisions of the question. –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:10
    
@fichek changed the link –  bluefeet Nov 15 '12 at 15:11
    
Yeah, that's the same link @MartijnPieters posted, but I don't see why I would lose rep there as the edit is still in place. –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:12
    
No, he didn't edit the question. He edited the answer. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 15 '12 at 15:12
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@fichek: No, the answer has been deleted. You never touched the question. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 15 '12 at 15:12
    
@MartijnPieters correct, fixed. I incorrectly said question and meant they edited the answer. –  bluefeet Nov 15 '12 at 15:13
    
The screenshot you just added is a comment, not an answer, just like your link. The comment is also still there along with my suggested edit, so I don't see how I could lose points from it. –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:17
    
Ah, so the answer was converted to a comment? That does make sense, thank you. –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:18
    
@fichek yes the answer was converted to a comment and then deleted. Once you get 10k+ rep you will be able to see deleted answers. –  bluefeet Nov 15 '12 at 15:20
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You once suggested an edit to the answer and it was accepted, giving you a +2 point reputation increase.

When the answer was deleted you lost those points again.

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You linked a comment, not an answer. And that comment is still there. I'm now even more confused than I was :) –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:14
    
@fichek: I did not link a comment, I linked to your suggested edit, which was approved. The answer the edit was made to is now gone. Click on the header of that suggested edit to be led back to the question; if you have 10k+ on SO you can see the deleted answer as well. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 15 '12 at 15:17
    
Sorry, I was confused because there is a comment on the question identical to the answer which I made suggested edit for, and which you linked. Now I think I get it. Answer was converted to a comment somehow and in that process I lost rep from my suggested edit since answer is marked as removed. I guess this would be easier to figure out if I had over 10k rep on SO and was able to see removed answer. –  Filip Radelic Nov 15 '12 at 15:22
    
@fichek: Right, I had not seen the comment at all; indeed, the moderator converted the answer to a comment, as it should have been all along. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 15 '12 at 15:23
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