I answered a question this morning, and shortly thereafter it was up-voted and accepted (presumably the up-vote came from the asker).

However, my rep has only increased by 10, rather than the expected 25 (up-vote + accepted answer). It has been 15 minutes since the answer was accepted ... is it a bug, or is the reputation boost from accepted answers on a timer nowadays?

Edit: This is the first and only up-vote/accepted answer I have had today, so it's not related to the daily reputation cap.

  • Same case here with one question. Rep shows 25 rep gained, but only 10 points increase... Rep graph shows that I surpased 70 rep, but only 69 is shown.
    – MaLKaV_eS
    Aug 25, 2009 at 9:35

2 Answers 2


Chances are you lost an entirely different accepted answer. Unfortunately there's no way to track or find that.

  • Ah you could be right! I should look through some of the candidates and see if that's the case. So having answers "unaccepted" doesn't show on the reputation tracker? Aug 3, 2009 at 0:00
  • No it doesn't show in reputation or history although it's been requested meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1659/…
    – cletus
    Aug 3, 2009 at 0:06
  • I'll accept this answer because it seems like the only explanation (despite it being a heck a of a coincidence!). Aug 3, 2009 at 0:11

Your profile and Jon's tracker both show you as earning 25 points for that question.

  • You're right - my "recent activity" page does say 25 points, yet my rep only increased from 20,950 to 20,960. Unless it's some sort of caching issue at my end. Aug 2, 2009 at 23:12
  • +1 for spotting that, by the way, even though it doesn't explain the discrepancy in rep gain. Aug 2, 2009 at 23:15

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