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I'm looking at my profile. One thread shows one post with a -1 and one with a +4. The +4 post is really mine, the -1 is someone else's that I downvoted and commented on. This doesn't seem right. It does show the -1 point for downvoting--it's like it's really displaying rep activity rather than posts.

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it's like it's really displaying rep activity rather than posts

That's exactly what it is doing. It's displaying your rep changes. You lost 1 rep for downvoting a question, that's a rep change, thus it's displayed. Don't stress, nobody can see that page except for you. And diamond mods. They can however see your public profile (see mine for an example)

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To clarify, your profile is public, but you're not looking at your profile, you're looking at your recent activity page (the envelope icon at the top). Your profile does actually show your posts – Michael Mrozek Jul 30 '10 at 2:16
For completeness, the recent activity page is visible to the currently logged in user and diamond mods. – Jon Seigel Jul 30 '10 at 2:19
@Jon Well, most cases of "nobody can see/do that but you" are actually "nobody can see/do that but you and diamond mods", but yes :) – Michael Mrozek Jul 30 '10 at 2:21
In the spirit of completeness I've updated my answer. – Mark Henderson Jul 30 '10 at 2:24
@Michael: Yeah. In this case, though, IIRC 10k users used to be able to see people's recent activity pages and that caused... problems... so they restricted it further. – Jon Seigel Jul 30 '10 at 2:24
@Jon Oh. Yeah, that does seem not good; I wasn't around for that :) – Michael Mrozek Jul 30 '10 at 2:26
Then the wording should be changed to what it's really showing. – Loren Pechtel Jul 30 '10 at 19:24

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