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My reputation page says

There were no net reputation changes on this day

What's the point of telling me this? Days when there are no reputation changes are normally not included, so this is either a bug or at least inconsistent behavior:

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There're several similar questions all tagged so I'm going to assume this is a new bug.

  • Why is it a bug? – user159834 Nov 6 '12 at 22:00
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    AFAIK this appears when there were reputation events on that day, but they were cancelled. For example, if you upvote a post and then undo your upvote. It will not appear on days that no reputation events occur. – Trump Gets Off On Suffering Nov 6 '12 at 22:00
  • @WesleyMurch In days when there are no reputation changes the date itself isn't shown. It's either a bug or terribly inconsistent behavior. – quantumSoup Nov 6 '12 at 22:06
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    Why is this being downvoted? – quantumSoup Nov 6 '12 at 22:08
  • Perhaps because you report a bug which doesn't seem to be one. Didn't downvote myself, so I can only guess. – Bart Nov 6 '12 at 22:10
  • @quantumSoup Don't worry about being downvoted on meta. It doesn't mean the same thing as it does on the other sites. Being downvoted on meta just means "I disagree that this is an issue". :) – corsiKa Nov 6 '12 at 22:17
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    @corsiKa That is only one possible interpretation of downvotes on Meta. Often correct, but not always. – Bart Nov 6 '12 at 22:19

There were no net reputation changes on this day

There was a downvote that was then reversed, there was a change you may have momentarily noticed (why we show the message at all, it's also technically very hard to remove) but no net changes on that day.

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    I kinda wish there was a way to show all the events (uncollapsed) like when you first pushed out the new rep-system. Of course, it should default to "off" since it'll be full of noise. – Mysticial Nov 6 '12 at 22:32
  • @Mysticial - It's definitely possible, maybe a clickable link on the end of that message? – Nick Craver Nov 6 '12 at 22:34
  • Yeah, or a checkbox at the bottom of the rep page that will show all events. (similar to the one that shows deleted posts) – Mysticial Nov 6 '12 at 22:35

The reputation history knows that you had one or more reputation events on the given day, whatever they may be. When you request the details, the individual reputation events are grouped so that self-cancelling events are rolled up and removed.

If this roll-up results in nothing to display, you're told that

There were no net reputation changes on this day

Previously, it simply displayed an empty set of details, which was confusing. Ideally, you wouldn't see the collapsed (or pre-expanded, as the case may be) entry to begin with, but it's cost prohibitive to know to do this for the high level view, especially for a case that's relatively rare.

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