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What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

I've just noticed that on StackOverflow, my reputation increased by +2. I've checked it and I saw this:

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I am not able to find out why I get that +2 reputation if someone has been removed?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Lance Roberts, Martijn Pieters, yoozer8, McCannot Nov 29 '12 at 19:02

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The user in question most likely had downvoted one your posts.

When it was downvoted, you lost 2 points, which you now received back.

Another option is that you downvoted 2 answers by that user. With the user removal, answers that were downvoted also get deleted. The two points you lost for the downvotes are then reinstated.

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No one has ever answered my question about this in chat, but as far as I'm concerned, if the reputation change is due to a post removal, it should show you what post whether the user was deleted or not. I should get around to asking a real Meta question about that... – animuson Nov 29 '12 at 17:24
    
@animuson: I am not certain either; but if there are multiple posts involved, it makes sense to show just one line (user removed). – Martijn Pieters Nov 29 '12 at 17:27
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The +2 could also be the net effect of several actions. They could have upvoted one answer and downvoted 4, for example, or upvoted a question of yours and you downvoted 3 of their answers. There are technically an infinite number of possible actions resulting in a net change of +2. – Servy Nov 29 '12 at 17:33
    
@Servy: Sure, that's why I used most likely and another option. :-) – Martijn Pieters Nov 29 '12 at 17:35
    
@MartijnPieters Yep, just adding a few more less likely possibilities since it seemed other readers were having trouble extrapolating from your (perfectly accurate) answer. – Servy Nov 29 '12 at 17:36

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