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In viewing the weekly list of rep change, I see this entry on top:

razpeitia2 5 16 
member for: 2 years, 7 months link #1 week rank +8529 change 727 total reputation 2,286 week reputation 

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How can someone with 727 total have 2286 for the week with no bounties? Call me curious. Is this a bug or something else here?

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    Probably because of a deleted answer, see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/164570/…
    – Ral Zarek
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:07
  • More pressingly, how could the reputation have increased by 8,529?
    – Joe Z.
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:39
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    @JoeZeng: That's the ranking change, not a reputation increase. The previous week, razpeitia was ranked at number 8530, so he rose 8529 places compared to the previous week. Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:41
  • @MartijnPieters Makes sense.
    – Joe Z.
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 15:07

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The weekly rankings only list reputation changes for the week without accounting for deleted posts and other 'private' events.

The user lost reputation for a specific highly voted answer when it was deleted (deleted answer in question, 10k+ users only). If you look at that user's reputation tab no such big reputation gain is present anymore.

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  • Ah, the removed answer that I cannot see until I get ~800 more rep points. Makes sense now! Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:24
  • @MarkSchultheiss: The linked Meta post has the same content; 225 votes for the post, since lost. Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:25
  • I guess we all need some funny socks :) so I guess the system will sort itself out eventually then. Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:28

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