While looking at someone else's reputation history recently I noticed the following anomaly -- the total for one day was +100, which is not the sum of the total activity for the day (+50 and +40). Since the day in question was a long time ago, I doubt that it's because of some pending action that hasn't been fully processed yet, nor do I think it's from a deleted post -- this particular user has made very few of them.
In short, it looks like simply a bug.

Screenshot of User John B's Reputation History

  • Got a link for us?
    – Bart
    Feb 5, 2013 at 20:06
  • Since you're looking at rep from 2008, the most likely cause is a deleted post that received an upvote that day. You get to keep rep from deleted posts if the post is over a specific age when it gets deleted (I think it's posts over 60 days old, but am not sure). Also @Bart, here you go
    – Rachel
    Feb 5, 2013 at 20:18
  • @Rachel: If he kept the reputation from it being deleted, it would still be present in the history, as is the "What is the single most..." post, which is currently deleted.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 5, 2013 at 20:21
  • @animuson You're right, I forgot deleted posts do show up in rep history :) Perhaps it was something hard-deleted, like the boat question?
    – Rachel
    Feb 5, 2013 at 20:39
  • Maybe that was a bonus...
    – Ver Nick
    Dec 10, 2018 at 8:13


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