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I logged into StackOverflow today and I had 3,053 points. After a short while, I refreshed the page and I had 3,108 points. A quick check of my rep-history reveals no sudden upsurge of votes on my questions or newly-accepted answers to explain the jump. While I do not object to additional reputation per se I am wondering what caused the jump. Is there any way I can dig deeper to make sure that my rep-jump was caused by my good answers rather than by a bug?

Clarification: it wasn't when I first signed in that the jump happened. I checked a few questions and a couple of tags before I left it to sit for a while, and for part of that time it showed me a rep of 3,053. It changed over after a couple of page loads to yesterday's 3083, and then jumped again when the question Lance pointed out was up-voted and accepted.

Checking http://stackoverflow.com/reputation I see this, for the past two days:

-- 2010-05-15 rep +15   = 3053      
 2   2851608 (10)
 2   2851608 (10)
 2   2851608 (10)
-- 2010-05-17 rep +30   = 3083      
 2   2851608 (10)
 1   2851608 (15)
-- 2010-05-18 rep +25   = 3108 
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Does an audit at stackoverflow.com/reputation give you any information? –  Grace Note May 18 '10 at 19:53
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Maybe you were suddenly, inexplicably awesome? –  beska May 18 '10 at 19:55
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@ccornet; Very nice! That's precisely the kind of granular detail I was looking for. –  Sean Vieira May 18 '10 at 19:59
    
@beska Thanks! That is possible, but it's not particularly probable. –  Sean Vieira May 18 '10 at 20:08

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You had an old page cached, then you renewed to a current page. This happens to me all the time, I always renew the SO pages when I sign on to them. So you did gain the rep, but it could have happened a while ago.

My guess would be the 55 points from this answer.

You can hit the envelope up top, then hit the reputation tab, and look at today and yesterday.

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That was my first thought too ... however, it wasn't when I first signed in that the jump happened. I checked a few questions and a couple of tags before I left it to sit for a while, and for part of that time it showed me a rep of 3,053. It changed over after a couple of page loads to yesterday's 3083, and then jumped again when the question you pointed out was up-voted and accepted. (Apologies though, the way I worded the question made it sound like I just logged in, sat for a while and then refreshed the page). –  Sean Vieira May 18 '10 at 20:04

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