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Hours ago I was over 2700 rep on stackoverflow - now I am at 31

On stackoverflow I am user2229687

marked as duplicate by Taryn, ShaWiz, Martijn Pieters, psubsee2003, Richard Tingle Jan 7 '14 at 12:56

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    This is an ongoing bug I'm afraid (I'll just find the link), don't worry, this is stack exchange's fault not yours – Richard Tingle Jan 7 '14 at 12:54
  • Consider this a "free rep card" here on Meta - hope it will be resolved soon! :) – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 12:56
  • Yes, as Richard said, this looks like you're being hit with the same bug as a few other users. Your reputation timeline looks normal, so your total should go back to normal after some time as well. – Bill the Lizard Jan 7 '14 at 12:57
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    Thanks for reporting - we are aware of the bug, but it is subtle, and the more examples we see, the easier it will be to find and fix. – Oded Jan 7 '14 at 12:57
  • @Oded looks like the reset is triggered by a downvote, see his reputation tab. – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 13:00
  • @Glenn I fear you'll have to change your display name manually, you can do that now regardless of the rep issue. – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 13:01
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    @ShadowWizard That’s a powerful downvote; 30k privilege - nuclear downvote – Richard Tingle Jan 7 '14 at 13:09
  • ...and rep is back. :) – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 13:25
  • Posting an answer fixed it as suggested. Can I has pirate hat back? – Glenn Teitelbaum Jan 7 '14 at 13:28
  • @ShadowWizard - yeah, a dv seems to trigger the bug, but the exact conditions are not entirely clear. – Oded Jan 7 '14 at 13:39
  • If it helps, the "nuclear" downvote is not showing now under today's rep on my profile rep list – Glenn Teitelbaum Jan 7 '14 at 13:45
  • Cheers @Glenn glad it was sorted out! As for the "post answer to fix it", not 100% sure it's correct hence I edited my comment above. Anyway, I can see the downvote here. Last but not least, hats are no more, it's nothing personal unlike that rep eating worm. :) – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 13:48
  • I meant hats for the victims of the bug ;) that downvote was before the bug, there was a second downvote that is now missing for my "fast poker hand" answer: stackoverflow.com/questions/19889147/fast-poker-hand-ranking/… – Glenn Teitelbaum Jan 7 '14 at 13:52
  • @ShadowWizard can you find that downvote - it might be related to what caused the bug – Glenn Teitelbaum Jan 7 '14 at 14:58
  • @Glenn the downvote was cast today on this answer of yours - since you also got upvote later, it's now with score of 0. Click the 0 to see the split of +1/-1. As for compensation, I think badge would be more appropriate! ;-) (and you might soon get bronze badge here on Meta for this very report :)) – ShaWiz Jan 7 '14 at 15:03

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