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Simple enough : I answered this question

http://superuser.com/questions/45336/locked-my-alias-how-do-i-unlock-it/45353#45353

And thought nothing more of it. Then i check my 'latest' button, and it shows that someone marked my answer down about 20 minutes ago losing me two rep. I visit the post...and there's no downvote there. Does this mean someone marked me down, then removed it, and there's a delay in the update? Or some weird bug?

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You told them to Google it? Really surprised you didn't get more downvotes. –  random Sep 23 '09 at 2:54
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Don't worry, I downvoted it but this time it's easier to understand ;) –  Rex M Sep 23 '09 at 3:00
    
I said they SHOULD have Googled it - it was the first result. –  CodeByMoonlight Sep 23 '09 at 3:19

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Your answer was basically: Google it.

Someone justifiably downvoted you. You lost two rep. The answer was marked with -1

Then someone for some reason upvoted you. You got 10 rep. The answer is now marked 0.

Take a look at the reputation chart at the time, and you'll note the points swing with the votes.

always sunny in vote-adelphia

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FWIW, this answer is provably correct - CodeByMoonlight's Reputation page indicates both votes. –  Shog9 Sep 23 '09 at 3:07
    
Of course, that means it's business time. –  random Sep 23 '09 at 3:13
    
I think i'll chalk this up to clearly not being alert today... –  CodeByMoonlight Sep 23 '09 at 3:22
    
However, I see answers much less kind than mine was fairly regularly, without the downvotes I have now acquired which usually accrue to the question, not an answer. –  CodeByMoonlight Sep 23 '09 at 3:24
    
Depends on who's passing through and voting as to if/when you'll see the unfriendly and hostile type of answers dealt with. –  random Sep 23 '09 at 3:29

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