What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 134 Stack Exchange communities.

This question already has an answer here:

Today I was surprised to see my reputation on SO degraded by -2 for a question that I was not active at at all:

-2   4 hours ago   removed   Writing Automated Unix Script (Using SSH and FTP)

The question does not exist anymore and I can not remember that I opened or closed such a question. And I can not even search for that question as it was obviously removed.

So is this a bug I'm facing? If yes, what can I do to get my precious 2 reputation points back?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Josh Caswell, Kate Gregory, Manishearth, Daniel Fischer, animuson Apr 6 '13 at 16:42

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

3  
Most likely you were awarded those 2 points for an accepted edit, then the question/answer was removed –  Clive Apr 6 '13 at 16:00
    
Oh, that makes sense. I can't remeber every edit :). Thanks a lot. –  Michael Härtl Apr 6 '13 at 16:02

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

It sounds like you made an edit on that question (or one of it's answers) and since they eventually got deleted the 2 rep you got from the edit went with them.

The only way to find out for sure is to get a 10k user or mod to check for you.

share|improve this answer
1  
The relevant question is here (10k) and there was indeed an approved suggested edit by Michael that is now deleted. –  sth Apr 6 '13 at 16:16
    
Thank you for checking @sth :) –  ɥʇǝS Apr 6 '13 at 16:24

This means that you made an edit on the question or an answer to that question, and the edit was accepted, giving you +2 reputation.

The question was deleted later, and you lost that reputation. No biggie :)

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .