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I realized that I have less reputation (in SO) then when I looked before. I figured that someone must have withdrawn his up-vote but I am not sure. Am I right with this theory and how could I track that? (See what question the vote got withdrawn on?)

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If you are only talking about 10 or 20 points then see Show rep lost or gained from rescinded votes which would make this question a duplicate. –  ChrisF Nov 25 '10 at 12:41
    
@Jon: 5 points only. –  hol Nov 26 '10 at 7:16
    
Most likely a rescinded question upvote then. –  Jon Seigel Nov 26 '10 at 23:02
    
Yes and this is not visible. I tested it out with two users. –  hol Nov 26 '10 at 23:10

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If the reputation loss is unexpected, large (>50) and there is no trace in your profile. Its probably due to a rep recalculation, or the removal of suspicious votes. See also Over 400 reputation lost overnight.

Smaller changes are probably due to vote or acceptance withdrawal.

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Thanks for the answer, but where can I see the vote withdrawels? –  hol Nov 25 '10 at 12:41
    
@Jürgen Hollfelder: Either click the envelope at the top of screen and play with the time filters, or go to stackoverflow.com/reputation (less pretty, more comprehensive) –  Piskvor Nov 25 '10 at 13:29
    
Ok. I tried it. Removed upvotes are not logged. I created a second user. Gave him an upvote on an answer. I could see the upvote points. Then I withdrew the upvote and it disappeared without a trace. It is simply not logged. –  hol Nov 26 '10 at 7:35

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