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Today I provided a correct answer to this question

However, I just observed that my reputation for the day is 205, instead of the expected 230 (I have the greasemonky script for that). The question above doesn't appear in my daily reputation list (in the "recent" page). However I haven't (yet!) lost the reputation from it.

I assume this is due to the user being deleted, but should this happen, since his question remains?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You shouldn't lose any reputation. The question is there, and so is the answer, the upvote and the accepted answer. You shouldn't lose the reputation even after a recalc.

It does look like a bug though - the question doesn't appear on your reputation page, and clicking on the vote count shows 0/0 which is clearly wrong.

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nice observation about the 0/0. yes, I shouldn't but as a bug has already occurred, it might be transferred to the recalc. (Not that it would hurt that much to lose 25 rep :) ) –  Bozho Mar 16 '10 at 21:11
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+1 on the dynamite graphic –  Locutus Mar 16 '10 at 21:18

Likely the user has been deleted for vote fraud and all of his votes have been canceled. This explains everything:

  • The vote count is 0/0 because the vote has been canceled
  • The normalized vote count is 1 because when the vote was canceled it wasn't updated; it will be updated when the cron script recalculates them.
  • The question doesn't appear on your reputation page because the vote has been canceled
  • Your reputation hasn't decreased because when the vote was canceled it wasn't updated; it will be updated when a rep recalc is done.

This is just an educated guess but I'm pretty sure this is what happened.

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in that case, the vote-fraud mechanism should be changed, because my account isn't among the multi-accounts that were cross-voting themselves. –  Bozho Mar 16 '10 at 21:21

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