I was looking at a user's reputation tab https://stackoverflow.com/users/1437962/elyusubov?tab=reputation

There is a serial downvoting happened on 20th June date( total 28 downvote at 02:48 hours ). Have a look at the screenshot.

Count for yourself.

Now these downvotes are reversed with +60 points ( which should be 28 X 2 = 56 points ). So how come this +4 reputation awarded extra ? is it a bug while re-calculating the downvotes ?

  • You did thing about the possibility that the other 2 downvotes are from another day? – Time Traveling Bobby Jun 22 '12 at 7:22
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    @UristMcBobby ,that user has only one previous downvote – Lucifer Jun 22 '12 at 7:58

There's a deleted post that was downvoted as well and had that downvote reversed.

I've checked and verified that the actual reputation changes are correct. It basically went like this:

  • user gets downvoted 30 times.
  • votes get reversed.
  • user removes one of the answers that had been downvoted (and "undownvoted" by the reversal script).
  • things look weird.

Nothing to worry about here.

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    Pay no attention to the cat behind the curtain – Ben Brocka Jun 22 '12 at 14:33
  • Nice Analysis :) – Lucifer Jun 23 '12 at 2:20

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