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I just instantly lost 211 rep on MSO.

A few hours ago I had 1,060, now 849, a 211 decrease.
I don't think I ever received enough votes on one question or answer to lose that much by a single question delete (or whatever).

My profile shows:
9 today
+10 - 7 hours ago - upvote - Notify myself with message and (optionally) a future point in time
-1 - 1 hour ago - downvoted - What questions should NOT be asked on Meta?

Where did it go? Is there somewhere else it could show why it was decreased that I am not aware of?

Ticked the box as Bart suggested, was indeed:
-220 - 1 hour ago - removed - Please, delete this post

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  • Questions are often summarily deleted on meta. Did this happen to one you had a highly voted answer on perhaps? Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:24
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    Did you enable "show removed posts" at the bottom of your reputation history?
    – Bart
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:24
  • @Bart - that was it, thanks! I didn't think I earned that much on one answer. Why was it deleted?
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:26
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    I would assume that goes together with the deletion of the OP's account
    – Bart
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:27
  • From the title of the question the OP must have edited it to specifically request the question was deleted though. AFAIK account deletion would just leave it anonymised normally. Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:28
  • Now refresh your reputation tab and read the title of that removed question.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:29
  • The user was deleted. Not sure why.
    – Oded
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:30
  • @Oded - He was suspended to cool down for 7 days. May be he has deleted himself.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:31
  • Looking at the deletion details, it looks like the user requested deletion.
    – Oded
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:33
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    Thanks all - makes sense. I know this is how it works, but it's a tad annoying losing answer rep when someone deletes a question. My rep from a good answer and hard work shouldn't be wiped away as if I never did it. I remember spending some time on that answer to help the OP, I was even nice! I imagine there are many questions/feature-requests about this already so wont bother :) thanks again for the infos
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:34
  • ..and thanks for the upvotes here, took the sting out a bit :)
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:43
  • @James - Lol you have now earned 30+ reputation because you lost 211 reputation for few hours. :)
    – Himanshu
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:58
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    And so subtle no-one will ever know I gamed it... mwuhahaa (ok jk, no downvotes..)
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 12:06

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A user who had three heavily downvoted posts tried to disassociate himself from the three this morning. Initially, he did it by repeatedly vandalizing them to just say "Delete me". Then they were locked and his account suspended for 7 days.

If memory (from this morning) serves, you had an answer on one of those - I can't verify myself, but one of the 10k or mods will probably be able to verify that you had an upvoted answer on this question:

I've been temporarily suspended. Am I actually a bad user? Should I leave the site?

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  • Yeah, that's the one.
    – Bart
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:33
  • Thanks. yeah I actually remember now, >20 votes. I forgot I actually made a decent answer once. Got me the Reversal badge.
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:37
  • @James I think I upvoted your answer when it was first posted, because I recognized this of the three disputed posts. Can't tell for sure, though. :P
    – user213634
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:39
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    @James - You still keep the badge but does suck that you lose the 1000 rep privileges for no fault of your own. Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:39
  • @AndersUP Thanks (well, if you did :D ) though you affectively didn't now
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:40
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    @MartinSmith yeah does suck a bit, but worse things happen at sea... c'est la vie
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:41
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    Google Cache also verifies the former content of the post (I was curious)
    – ljs.dev
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:47
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    @James Now that it's undeleted I can say that I actually did. :)
    – user213634
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:59
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Since the answers to that question are pretty ok, I've undeleted it. Your rep should be back soon, too.

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    ..and it is! My faith in Stack has been restored beyond what it was previously! Seriously tho, thanks :)
    – James
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 12:04

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