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I am curious about the +1 rep I was awarded for a "removed" question (Not mine). I couldn't find any case where only 1 rep was involved.

Yesterday, I got this in my reputation tab:

+1 12:21 removed Remove the suffix in urls

Although the message does not have a link, I searched in Google and found this question, that was indeed answered by me.

But that question is still active and I am not even sure it is the question the message is referring to.

Does anybody have an idea of the reason for that reputation point?

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  • Meta has been getting way too many "why does my history say +/- x reputation?" questions lately... -- How do I read the history of my reputation? – animuson Mar 28 '13 at 4:05
  • @animuson Thought so but couldn't find anything similar. I have to improve my search skills here, though. Thanks for the link. – Felipe Alameda A Mar 28 '13 at 4:11
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Here's my guess:

  • You downvoted the answer by Rachel Gallen. (-1)
  • Rachel deletes her answer (10k link).
  • You are refunded that 1 rep. (+1)

You are seeing that +1 in your reputation history.

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    That is why the entry says, "removed." – kiamlaluno Mar 28 '13 at 4:03
  • Yes. That seems the correct explanation. I can't see the deleted answers but maybe I did down vote one of them. Thanks for the answer. – Felipe Alameda A Mar 28 '13 at 4:05
  • I thought it was impossible to identify a specific down-vote by someone else. How were you able to pin this downvote to a specific answer? – Pieter Geerkens Mar 28 '13 at 7:21
  • @GangDownvoted Because I hacked into the database. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! – Mysticial Mar 28 '13 at 7:24
  • The OP actually gave it away in the question. The +1 indicates that something he downvoted was deleted. The name of the question was there as well. So I went to the question and there's only one downvote on all the answers. (it was on the deleted answer) – Mysticial Mar 28 '13 at 7:24
  • @Mysticial: That makes sense; thank you. – Pieter Geerkens Mar 28 '13 at 9:14
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If you've downvote a post, you lose 1 rep, when that post gets deleted, you get that rep back

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