I had 22997 points this morning on stackoverflow. I answered a question and earned 25 points (+1 and answer accept). My profile says I earned 25 points today, but my reputation is 23012, which means I only earned 15 points. My profile: https://stackoverflow.com/users/391554/dan

The question I answered: AChartEngine - Lock an Axis when zooming out

A screenshot of my recent activity showing +15 for today, but +25 for the question I answered today.

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Any thoughts?

EDIT: I checked the /reputation and results are interesting:

-- 2013-10-22 rep +40   = 22972     
 1  19543188 (15)
 2  12975943 (10)
-- 2013-10-23 rep +25   = 22997     
 2  19558247 (10)
 1  19558247 (15)
 2  19558247 (10)
-- 2013-10-24 rep +35   = 23032     

** rep today: 35
** rep this week (2013-10-20 - 2013-10-26): 100
** rep this month (2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31): 340
** rep this quarter (2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31): 340
** rep this year (2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31): 10176
** rep from bonuses: 100
** total rep 23032 :)

Interesting because right now the displayed reputation is 23022.

  • select show removed posts at the bottom of your stackoverflow.com/users/391554/dan?tab=reputation
    – Bala
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:00
  • okay now is it showing 23022..??? Oct 24, 2013 at 9:03
  • @DipeshParmar No, It because of one more upvote
    – Bala
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:04
  • It showed 23032 for a second and got down to 23022 then. That's because it got one more upvote.
    – Dan D.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:04
  • @Dan and that was me who gave you +1.. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:06
  • @DipeshParmar Ok so what??, you matching the calculation, this is not the time, Still he not get 10 rep
    – Bala
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:09
  • Can you show a screenshot of your reputation tab after selecting "show removed posts"?
    – Himanshu
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:34
  • Sounds good. I will just stop using meta. Cheers!
    – Dan D.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:40
  • 5
    @Dan bug questions like this tend to attract downvotes on meta. A good bug report should also include some idea on what's going on. You seem unwilling to assist in the troubleshooting by getting aggressive with him056's request. In the end, this is very likely not a bug, but actually a support question to understand how/why your reputation changed. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:40
  • 2
    +1 because it appears something weird did happen. Looks like people here find it too "picky" to meddle over meager 10 points especially considering you have more than 20K, hence the downvotes. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:54
  • Since you are not replying me, I am giving you an advice. Go to stackoverflow.com/reputation. Here you can audit your reputation. It's a nice hidden feature.
    – Himanshu
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:00
  • @hims056 Check the updated question.
    – Dan D.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:04
  • 1
    @Dan - Click on "Trigger Reputation Recalc" to recalculate your reputation. But you can do it once a day.
    – Himanshu
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:08
  • @hims056 I have no idea where that button is.
    – Dan D.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:09
  • 1
    @Dan - At the bottom of the page in stackoverflow.com/reputation
    – Himanshu
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:09

2 Answers 2


I had 22997 points this morning on stackoverflow

It's not clear when "This morning" was and when it occurred in relation to your positive reputation events, however timing of events can be important as some Net 0 reputation changes that occur on the same UTC day are not captured. Some examples are:

  • You received an upvote on a post and that same user later removed his upvote before midnight
  • Someone accepted your answer on a question and then decided to unaccept in it the same day, it will not be recorded.

The reason is that these events are treated like they never existed.

So if received an upvote on a post today before seeing your 22997 rep this morning, and that voter chose to undo his vote later in the day, then it could explain why it looks like 10 rep mysteriously disappeared.

Ultimately if you just want to see what your actual reputation is, you can visit your reputation page @ /reputation on any site (so for Stack Overflow, it would be https://stackoverflow.com/reputation. This is a daily blow-by-blow summary for every bit a positive & negative rep that occurred and when. It still won't show individual changes that doesn't exist anymore (like for deleted users, deleted posts, or Net 0 rep days), but it will let you see how things looked on given days and where the discontinuity is coming from.

And if that page doesn't agree with the rep you are seeing on the site, then you can click the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" bottom of the page and that will recalcuate your reputation. This is almost unnecessary to do anymore as the rep system does a pretty good job updating itself with events, but there are cases where it does get skewed.

In my observations, deletions and quick vote changes tend to confuse the live rep calculation, and since it is cached, it can take a while to get sorted out. Just speculating as to what happened, but it is possible a post in which you had an answer with 1 upvote was deleted and then undeleted, or a quick upvote/unupvote/upvote occurred on one of your posts, and that caused +10 to get lost. Forcing a reputation recalculation like you did will force the cached value to update.


It must be because one of your post with +1 is removed today

Please check the box show removed posts

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  • @Dan check my comment
    – Bala
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:01
  • @Dan its on your reputation page at bottom left. Thanks Bala Oct 24, 2013 at 9:02
  • I checked that and I see no change for today.
    – Dan D.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:03
  • @Dan may be its because moderator has deleted any user to whoes question you have answered and got +1 vote Oct 24, 2013 at 9:04
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    @DipeshParmar in such case it will show "user was removed" event. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:50

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