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Simple enough : I answered this question

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
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. – MartW Sep 23 '09 at 3:19
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... – MartW 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. – MartW 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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