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I logged into SO this morning and found that I'd somehow lost 1,000 of my reputation points overnight. There's no indication of what happened or why. How can I get an explanation? Thanks.

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I got a recalc yesterday, coincidence? Check stackoverflow.com/reputation to see if the number matches. That never happens, if it is equal then you got a recalc too. –  Uphill Luge Oct 20 '10 at 14:07
    
I got a recalc - it matches my current total. –  duffymo Oct 20 '10 at 15:05

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It looks like the automated jobs saw a distinct pattern of voting - perhaps some well-meaning user voting excessively for your account. Those votes were cancelled. I stress that this is automated, not a personal thing - more details here and here - and those aren't meant in an accusatory tone - I'm just explaining why that process exists.

I'll take a quick look to see if there is an obvious reason...

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I doubt that. I don't accumulate that many points in any given day. –  duffymo Oct 20 '10 at 11:33
    
@user131628 - they don't have to be from one day; I've looked and I can't see anything too obvious (but then: you can't once it has been revoked). –  Marc Gravell Oct 20 '10 at 11:37
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Why should I be penalized for somebody else's voting habits? How many times has Jon Skeet lost points because of adoring fan boys who vote his every utterance up? –  duffymo Oct 21 '10 at 0:43
    
If something else is going on, please do let me know. –  duffymo Oct 21 '10 at 1:38

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