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I just flagged a question I asked prior to opening a SO account, requesting that it be merged with my current account. A few moments later my rep went down by 2, with no downvotes showing up in the tracker. Is this expected behavior? I've flagged a question before (for a different reason) and didn't notice this happening.

The question is here, if that's relevant.

Too Many Left Outer Joins in Entity Framework 4?

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No, flagging does not cost you Rep.

It looks to me like you were downvoted here and that's why you lost 2 rep.

EDIT: Wait, you flagged your own question to have it merged in with your new account. I see. Then you probably triggered a reputation recalc on yourself, either that or it was a byproduct of the merging. See:

Inconsistent Reputation After Merge

How do I know if my points have been recalc-ed?

How can I request a reputation recalc?

Also, I was given the relevant part of a sample merge log in chat:

520613 15:49:58
Beginning merge into master User 'user4834' (Id=4834) for merge User 'user4890' (Id=4890).
. . .
Recalculating rep - before: 1
Recalculated rep for User.Id = 4834 -> old rep = 1, new rep = 1

As you can see, a rep recalc is triggered.

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No - that downvote was days ago, and there's still nothing showing up in the tracker. Wierd – Adam Rackis Feb 18 '11 at 20:29
    
OK. Maybe I am misusing the rep graph, please stand by while I recalculate... – The Unhandled Exception Feb 18 '11 at 20:33
    
No. I misunderstood your question. :-) – The Unhandled Exception Feb 18 '11 at 20:37
    

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