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At present, on SO, on my "Users" page, the tab for "reputation" shows todays -2 for a downvote (probably deserved), but the "by post" list doesn't show this - the most recent votes shown are for two days ago.

The reason is fairly obvious - I deleted the answer that earned the downvote. But this isn't the first time I've spotted something like this, and on one recent occasion (last few weeks) there was no deleted post to explain it. On that occasion, I noticed the change after a short period of the servers being down - I was going to ask about it then, but forgot.

I'm assuming these things fall into a "not worth trying to avoid this" category, but I was wondering what situations can cause it? Basically, what might have caused the case I spotted before?

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Sounds like it's working the way it should...Your own personal reputation history should show all reputation changes, but the public "users" page should only show reputation after any corrections, like the deletion you mentioned. –  Robert Harvey Jul 24 '11 at 21:05
    
@Robert - but is there a list of which corrections can affect it? On the past occasion (fallible memory warning) I hadn't posted any questions or answers at all that day, so either there was a downtime-related oddity or else the vote was applied to something where the correction was already in place. AFAIK, it's not possible to vote on an already-deleted answer, even if you can see it. And the change was too small to be obviously rep-recalc related (maybe I only had one deleted answer with non-zero votes, I suppose), if that's one of these corrections. –  Steve314 Jul 24 '11 at 21:35
    
Did you expand the post in the "by post" list? If there was a net positive rep gain, it will still be green in the unexpanded form. Otherwise I'm not really sure what you're talking about; can you post a screenshot? –  Cody Gray Jul 25 '11 at 3:50
    
@Cody - the -2 for yesterdays deleted post isn't even showing now, so I can't even show a screenshot for that. Well, it does show in the "week" column of that day/week/month reputation/votes cast/etc table thing, which is probably showing the same figure (in the "day" column) that shows in that tab. Anyway, I think I should wait to see if it happens again - and get the screenshots quick when that happens. Voting to close - probably impossible to answer ATM. –  Steve314 Jul 25 '11 at 11:39

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