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I was just checking SO and found out that my reputation has dropped from about 1200/1300 to 593. What has happened? I didn't do anything special.

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You may have touched yourself in public. – bobobobo Jan 30 '11 at 19:44
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They should award reputation for that. Not remove it. – Jan Jan 30 '11 at 19:47
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I'm seeing over 1100 rep on your associated account. stackoverflow.com/users/419436/jan – Bill the Lizard Jan 30 '11 at 19:53
    
ahahaha, touché! – Pëkka Jan 30 '11 at 20:20
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Most likely, your reputation was recalculated. This could have been initiated by the system after detecting vote fraud, or by a moderator if you've recently had a lot of posts deleted (rep gained from deleted posts are not removed until a recalc).

For a reputation audit, visit http://stackoverflow.com/reputation. You can also trigger a recalc yourself by clicking the button at the bottom of the screen.

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recalculation page shows ** total rep 1139 :) – Jan Jan 30 '11 at 19:52
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@Jan ... I have never seen this ever happen before. The only scenario which I can think of is a super heavily upvoted post having been deleted, a recalc, and then undeleted, but I don't see a post like that in your profile. I'd go with a one-time glitch, I guess. – waiwai933 Jan 30 '11 at 19:55
    
Must be, It just came back. – Jan Jan 30 '11 at 19:57

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