Today I started out with 1817 points. Sometime later I downvoted an answer, which gave me 1816 points (so minus -1). I believe this is normal, right?

Next, some time later, the OP (I assume it was the OP) deleted the topic, which gave me 1815 points. So I lost two points.

According to my Reputation log, this happend:

7 > Today
+1 | 9 mins ago | removed | [Topic name]
-1 | 36 mins ago | downvoted | [Topic name]

So the first downvote I gave (to an answer), gave me a -1. That's the -1 you see in the log. Then the topic got deleted, which should give me a +1 (according to the log aswell), but I never got that point. But now I'm left with 2 points fewer.

Is this behaviour normal? Is there any way to test this?

  • Give it some time, I remember such thing being reported in the past and it resolved itself after few hours.. Oct 29, 2012 at 15:49
  • Are you sure you didn't lose 2 points for an unrelated reason?
    – Servy
    Oct 29, 2012 at 15:51
  • I think I recall the same happening to me before and it was some quirky rep cache situation because when I did a reputation recalc, my rep was correct. Oct 29, 2012 at 15:54
  • @Servy Yes. I got no downvotes today. I started with 1817. After i downvoted an answer in that topic i got -1 (which i'm still not sure if that's suppose to happen?). Then it got deleted and i lost another point. I'm sure nothing else caused this.
    – w00
    Oct 29, 2012 at 15:55
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    You can try to look at stackoverflow.com/reputation for a complete report on your reputation points. Oct 29, 2012 at 16:01
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    @w00, the discrepancy might come from another post on which an edit of yours was approved. This resulted in a +2 reputation bonus, and if that post was removed, so is the bonus. Oct 29, 2012 at 16:03
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    Take a close look at your reputation tab, and make sure you have the "show removed posts" checkbox at the bottom ticked. Oct 29, 2012 at 16:05
  • Speaking of reputation, who is vivendi?
    – user1228
    Oct 29, 2012 at 16:35
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    Did you edit the question? if you did and it was approved, you got 2 points for that which you would lose when it was deleted.
    – Barak
    Oct 29, 2012 at 16:47
  • If you accepted an answer to your question and it was deleted you would also lose 2 rep.
    – Servy
    Oct 29, 2012 at 16:49
  • @FrédéricHamidi But then the math wouldn't work. Because i got a -1 from downvoting someone. So that left me with 1816 points. And 3 hours later i had suddenly had 1815 points, because the OP deleted his topic at that moment. And because he deleted it, it should give me the -1 back that i got from downvoting someone in that topic, right? Because the log clearly says +1 after the -1. But instead of adding it back to my 1816 points, it removed one. So now it i'm left with 1815 points. So it's not a removed post that i editted issue.
    – w00
    Oct 29, 2012 at 17:54
  • @w00, that would be a coincidence, I think. Around the same time the downvoted post was removed (+1 canceling your -1), either another was removed, and you had an accepted suggested edit on it (-2) or one of your questions was removed, and you has accepted an answer on it (also -2, as Servy points out). Did the show removed posts check box clarify anything? Oct 29, 2012 at 18:27
  • @FrédéricHamidi It didn't show any removed post.
    – w00
    Oct 29, 2012 at 20:57
  • Well, the developers can always blame the cosmic rays! ;) Oct 30, 2012 at 7:48
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    +1, since I've noticed the exact same thing from my side, with no apparent reason as to why. Nov 2, 2012 at 3:16


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