I was playing around with rep recalc on Stack Overflow a few days ago, I had 555 rep before recalc and 545 after. Later on I got an accepted answer (2 days ago, on Saturday) and my rep went up to 570, as if the recalc never happened. Is this the expected behaviour?
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A reputation recalc is not persistent in the sense that it simply sets your reputation to the calculation at the time of the recalc. Ways this can quickly break include the following, which are rare but do happen now and then:
In essence, the reputation recalc doesn't foresee the future changes that could happen to de-sync your reputation again, so it can only handle whatever desyncs are currently present.