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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Michael Mrozek, The Unhandled Exception, waiwai933, Yi Jiang Feb 3 '11 at 16:11

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@ChrisF: an exact duplication. How come I failed to find that. –  HuBeZa Feb 3 '11 at 14:27
    
Search isn't exact. It's better than it was, but it's not perfect. –  ChrisF Feb 3 '11 at 14:34

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Somebody had downvoted his question or answer and then reverted their downvote. In that case the reputation increases by two for a new user who has rep 1. This is a bug which is already mentioned in meta before.

Removing a downvote adds reputation that wasn't there

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Oh, I get it. Some might say it's "as designed". Like the FAQ says: "A down vote on your Question or Answer is removed: +2" and "A user's reputation may not drop below 1". –  HuBeZa Feb 3 '11 at 14:15

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