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I have spent some time reading other (mostly closed as duplicate) questions on random reputation gain and loss. I have not found one that matches my case or answers my question and I just still don't get it so I wanted to ask my own question.
Earlier today, I have noticed a loss of -1 reputation. Not long, later I was given the 1 point back.

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This question has been asked in January. It's not the type of question I would even look at, so most likely I have not even seen it nor done any voting, commenting, etc. on it.

So my question is :
How is my account associated with that question? Why did I randomly lost and then re-gained the reputation?

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You downvoted an answer and then that answer was removed, so you got your reputation back. –  Bart May 21 '13 at 13:22
    
I know for sure I have not downvoted any answers in that thread –  user221081 May 21 '13 at 13:24
    
I guess only a developer can confirm or deny it. But that is what must have happened. Perhaps it was part of a review queue item you evaluated? –  Bart May 21 '13 at 13:25
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Well... someone downvoted the deleted answer, and the system sure seems to think it was you. –  Wooble May 21 '13 at 13:25
    
even if i downvoted an answer that would have been recorded somewhere in the votes tab on the profile page <- and i have checked and did not find anything –  user221081 May 21 '13 at 13:30
    
@mehow I think you can't see your votes on deleted posts there (at least before you have 10K). –  Daniel Fischer May 21 '13 at 13:31
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If that post is subsequently deleted, your downvote will not show up in the votes tab. –  Bart May 21 '13 at 13:31
    
You guys are all right! ive located a trace now. –  user221081 May 21 '13 at 13:36

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It looks like you downvoted that answer you posted, which incurred a -1. That answer was then deleted, which caused you to get your 1 reputation back.

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Oh, ok I can't say I did not downvote an answer. I actually did - so I apologize to the lads who have pointed it out in the first place. !enter image description here –  user221081 May 21 '13 at 13:35