Today I got 25 reputation but I see it is reduced to 1976 as of yesterday. I was very eager to get to the 2000 milestone and I received it.

But after a while I could see I lost 25 reputation that I gained today. My answers are still there. Questions and answers are not removed and they are upvoted and answered also. Here is this link for the same.

Each call to StringBuffer#toString and StrinBuilder#toString returns new instance or instance from string pool?

What is the cause of this? I am not able to understand.

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    Did you enable "show removed posts" at the bottom of the reputation tab page? – Bart Jul 18 '13 at 14:26
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    Curious; why do we demote people from privileges? Seems to me once you earn a privilege it's silly to remove it, unless moderation action is necessary for significant malfeasance. Given 2000 is an arbitrary point, why not just leave him with Editor privilege? – Joe Jul 18 '13 at 14:34
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    @Joe: Even if the reputation was gained through fraud? – ale Jul 18 '13 at 14:46
  • just curious, how is reputation earned through fraud? – Prasad Kharkar Jul 18 '13 at 14:47
  • @AlEverett, unless it was a significant fraud such that a moderator took specific punitive action, sure. What's the real difference between a 1975 user and a 2000 user? Doesn't seem like it's enough to matter, and removing privilege for either something minor (like a relatively unoffensive but off-topic post being deleted) or even a single downvote seems petty. – Joe Jul 18 '13 at 14:49
  • @Joe: Discussed quite a bit here and here (although, admittedly, this in the context of losing privileges as a result of posting a bounty). – ale Jul 18 '13 at 15:18
  • Also here. – ale Jul 18 '13 at 15:19
  • @Prasad: By getting your friends (real or imaginary) to create accounts and vote up your stuff, regardless of merit. – ale Jul 18 '13 at 15:22
  • @PrasadKharkar oooh you'll find that you are back over 2000 ;) – user310756 Jul 18 '13 at 15:48

If you view your removed posts history, you'll see you lost 25 reputation today from this post being deleted:

String variable still returns an error

You had one up-vote and an Accept on it, so that explains the 25.

For the record, the question was deleted about 15 minutes ago by Community ♦ - So, don't blame it on me ;)

  • Its not about blaming at all sir :) . I just wanted to know what happened. I didn't notice the question was removed. – Prasad Kharkar Jul 18 '13 at 14:37
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    @PrasadKharkar I was only joking about the blaming part. hehe I do delete a lot of content, and I get 'mentioned' here a bit for doing it. I agree that the answer was not remotely 'terrible'! – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 14:38
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    It would appear the entire question was auto-deleted because the user was destroyed... Take anyone out with an axe recently? Perhaps they deleted their own account? – animuson Jul 18 '13 at 14:38
  • Can you provide a link to these kinds of common questions here on meta SO? I don't know how exactly community works :( – Prasad Kharkar Jul 18 '13 at 14:39
  • @animuson D'oh! Another option that could have been my fault! hehe... I don't think I'd ever do a 'Destroy' on a user with a question with an accepted answer that wasn't from a sock or the like, though. – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 14:40
  • @Prasad: For your reading pleasure: faq – ale Jul 18 '13 at 14:47
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    Maybe a rogue Dalek came through? – Joe Jul 18 '13 at 14:47
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    @Joe Hmm... do you think it would be appropriate to call myself both the Evil Unicorn Overlord, and something Dalek-related? I do like exterminating content. And users... – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 14:48
  • @AndrewBarber Hmmmmmm blame it on Community, you better hope Community is never given consciousness ;) – user310756 Jul 18 '13 at 15:46
  • @Yve That is among my most earnest prayers each and every morning. Did you know mods can't even suspend it???!?!?! ;) – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 15:47

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