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This month, I have earned 16 points. Until yesterday, my reputation score was correct, but I just logged into my Stack Overflow account and now it is showing -1 reputation for this month.

Is this a bug? What might be the problem?

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Have a look here: stackoverflow.com/users/300517/… –  Robert Harvey Jul 14 '11 at 4:22
    
Its showing correct points(+16 for this month)... But it is not added to total points. –  Chandan Shetty SP Jul 14 '11 at 4:24
    
@Chandan What does stackoverflow.com/reputation say for "total rep" at the bottom? –  Anna Lear Jul 14 '11 at 4:26
    
What? Your reputation score will be the same as that shown in the reputation breakdown. If you've lost a point, then you probably downvoted someone else's answer. Downvotes on answers cost you 1 point. –  Cody Gray Jul 14 '11 at 4:27
    
Yesterday it was 1198... But today it is showing 1183. I didn't see any negative points in the reputation breakdown list. –  Chandan Shetty SP Jul 14 '11 at 4:30
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Likely someone removed "Accepted Answer" from one of your questions... –  davidsleeps Jul 14 '11 at 4:32
    
Is it possible to know which answer is removed from "Accepted answer"... –  Chandan Shetty SP Jul 14 '11 at 4:36
    
possible duplicate of I don't know why my reputation decreased –  Cody Gray Jul 14 '11 at 5:06
    
It happend me for the first time... So i just wanted to know the reason... Thanks david for the answer –  Chandan Shetty SP Jul 14 '11 at 5:15

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Likely someone removed "Accepted Answer" from one of your questions... – davidsleeps

Is it possible to know which answer is removed from "Accepted answer"... – Chandan Shetty SP

Yes, if you lost 15 points (why weren't those detailed numbers there in your original question?), then davidsleeps is exactly right about what happened. One of your previously accepted answers was unaccepted by the person who originally asked the question.

That is perfectly acceptable behavior, of course, but you don't (at least currently) get a notification when it happens. The only way to find out is to go through your answers (displayed in your profile) one-at-a-time and see which one used to be accepted but isn't anymore. It's a fairly tedious, painstaking process for minimal gain. The best option is really just to learn to live with a little bit of rep fluctuation.

And as otherwise suggested in the comments, in the future you can audit your own reputation using the spiffy graphical reputation history available in your user profile, and/or the text-based audit accessible at the /reputation page: http://stackoverflow.com/reputation

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Then its fine... It happend me for the first time... So i just wanted to know the reason... –  Chandan Shetty SP Jul 14 '11 at 5:13

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