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The user Ram Dutt Shukla was recently suspended temporarily due to "voting irregularities".

I had previously answered one of this user's questions, which had been accepted.

Then I lost 15 reputation points for my answer being unaccepted, which I assumed was an action performed by the user. On viewing the user's profile, however, I notice the suspension.

So does the temporary suspension automatically unaccept answers that were previously accepted by the user, and do I automatically lose reputation points because of it?

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No, it was the only question that the user unaccepted. –  Mysticial Aug 22 '13 at 1:02
    
Does the unaccept contribute to the user's "voting irregularities"? –  superEb Aug 22 '13 at 1:03
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I doubt it. Otherwise, the unaccept timestamp would have been closer to the when the votes were reversed. –  Mysticial Aug 22 '13 at 1:04
    
Do you have any reason to assume it should contribute to the "irregularities"? –  Pëkka Aug 22 '13 at 1:05
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Not objectively. :) –  superEb Aug 22 '13 at 1:08
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

As noted above, a suspension does not affect the user's Accepts (given nor received, actually). The user manually unaccepted your answer a little over 10 hours before they were suspended.

An unaccept could, in some cases, be one bit of evidence in irregularities. Sometimes a cheating user might suddenly switch an accept from a legitimate answer to one written by a sock they are using to cheat, but that did not happen here, and it's not really a big thing overall.

Finally, as a side note; sometimes a vote irregularity suspension can indirectly cause loss of reputation to legitimate users: when sock puppets are deleted, all of their votes are invalidated, no matter to whom. I've lost reputation myself from removing someone else's sock puppets, before!

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