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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?

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

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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
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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.

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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 :)

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