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So, I login today and notice that I have gone from 11,481 down to 11,195. I don;t see how this could have happened through the voting system. I know that another member was annoyed when I corrected their response in a comment and proceeded to arbitrarily downvote many of my responses, but that could not account for 286 points. It's not the end of the world here, but it is a little discouraging.

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probably a recalc – fretje Feb 3 '10 at 18:21
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Also keep in mind that the '286 was a venerable processor, and quite nimble it its time. You should feel privileged to now share some connection with that choice silicon. – Adam Davis Feb 3 '10 at 18:25
    
@Pollyanna: LOL – Ed S. Feb 3 '10 at 18:36
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Maybe a good time to bring this up again: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/35566/… – alex Feb 3 '10 at 18:55
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Here, have some sympathy upvotes. – Ether Feb 3 '10 at 19:26
    
I like how everyone remembers the exact reputation they had the previous day. ;) – Mateen Ulhaq Nov 24 '11 at 0:52

Given that your reputation graph doesn't show a sudden drop, then chances are that a reputation recalc was done on your account.

This may have been triggered by the abusive downvoting you experienced. When those downvotes are deleted, a rep recalc is done to reflect the deleted votes.

In most cases a rep recalc results in a lower rep due to migrated and deleted posts.

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Hmmm, so abusive downvoting being fixed causes me to lose rep? Seems pretty backwards, but ok. Thanks. – Ed S. Feb 3 '10 at 18:33
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@Ed - A lot of users have slightly inflated reputation because they just haven't had a recalc. There are apocryphal tales that someday, the skies will open and a site-wide rep recalc will occur, but people who believe in such mysticism are far too simple for sophisticated folk such as you and I. – Super Long Names are Hilarious Feb 3 '10 at 18:38
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I'm too old for fairy tales. – Ether Feb 3 '10 at 19:29

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