My reputation just dropped by 40 pts, which sort of surprised me. So I checked the reputation tab and there is nothing there to explain the drop.

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I am showing removed posts and there are no removed posts for today. I went to recalc my rep and it calculates at 13097 (which is the value after the drop).

My rep tab does show that posts were removed on July 7, July 5 and June 30 but those posts do not total to 40. The strange thing is, I know my rep did not drop those days it shows the posts were removed.

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When posts are removed does the rep drop immediately? If there is a time lapse, can that be corrected? It is confusing to figure out why reputation has dropped if it isn't associated with the day the posts are removed.

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    No, the effect is not immediate. It can take up to 5 minutes after a post is deleted for it to affect your reputation. However, once your reputation does change, the event will appear in your history (there's not an additional waiting time). It may be something else other than a deleted post. You'd have to wait for a moderator.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jul 12, 2012 at 18:21
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    It's....pretty fast. Do you have "show removed posts" checked in the rep page? It's at the bottom of the page
    – Ben Brocka
    Jul 12, 2012 at 18:28
  • @BenBrocka yes I have show removed posts checked in the rep page
    – Taryn
    Jul 12, 2012 at 18:31
  • @animuson there is nothing showing under today as to why my rep dropped.
    – Taryn
    Jul 12, 2012 at 18:32

1 Answer 1


The date listed is actually the date of the original addition of rep (up-vote, etc.).

The removal note in the reputation history does not indicate when something was removed, rather it shows the date from which something was removed.

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