I noticed that, when I downvote an answer that subsequently gets deleted, the reputation tab in my profile shows a change of -1, even though it's unchanged from when I last checked.

Here's a screenshot showing what I mean:

screenshot showing what I mean

The highlighted events that occurred since I last checked are circled; I received an upvote, and downvoted two posts that were removed. Yet, the tab shows a change of 8, when it should be 10.

  • @PopularDemand I can assure you that it is my honest attempt at a freehand question mark and I'm not quite that bad at the maths.
    – a cat
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 20:47
  • Sorry... I was trying to poke fun at myself for having poor reading comprehension, not mock you.
    – Pops
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 20:58
  • Didn't view it as such. No offense done, no harm taken, etc.
    – a cat
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 21:05

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The value up top does not include changes from deleted posts (see those 2 "+1 removed"?), this is by-design.

We can't keep both totals, it'd be a recalc every time you toggle the "show removed" textbox and a change in trigger behavior depending on the preference (which is way, way, way more complicated than the current implementation), so we elected to show a total that reflects the default selection (not showing deleted posts, the same as it's always been).

This may change later, if we can efficiently query this total and cache it (I'll take a look after my current project), but it's working as-intended at the moment.

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