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As per faq when a question gets upvoted, I should get +5. When I hover my username, it shows +10 for one of my questions I posted. When I check my point details it shows (rightly) +5 as there is one upvote. Why is this so?

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Someone probably upvoted the question, then retracted the upvote in the grace period. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 18 '13 at 14:23

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The profile popup tries to show you at least three posts that gained you reputation, starting with any gains for today. If it can't fill this quota, it'll go looking for the entire week, and then the entire month.

In your case, your question was upvoted 6 days ago, then again today, showing the +10.

Try hovering over any of the numbers to get a tooltip* with time breakdown for that rep!

* we really try to put tooltips on any "magic numbers"

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+1 Yes. That should solve the doubt:). Would have loved to give another +1 for the info on tooltip –  rajesh Mar 19 '13 at 6:07

Someone probably upvoted the question, then retracted the upvote in the grace period.

The dropdown reputation overview is updated via a websocket, but only for upvotes and accepts, not for un-accepts and un-upvote events. Simply reload the page to get a up-to-date version.

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Good chance it's also cached, and unupvote does not refresh this cache, in which case reloading the page won't do any good. (I just assume the OP kept seeing the +10 after refresh) –  Shadow Wizard Mar 18 '13 at 15:14
    
@ShaWizDowArd: I see this sometimes with a accept-unaccept. The dropdown is not cached. –  Martijn Pieters Mar 18 '13 at 15:15
    
I had reloaded. And it still shows +10 even after trying in new tab –  rajesh Mar 19 '13 at 4:36
    
..and a new browser –  rajesh Mar 19 '13 at 4:42

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