On my Math.SE account, it says "user was removed" and 5 reputation was deducted. What does this mean?

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    Questions on the operation of any site should be referred to the site Meta. In this case you should ask on meta.math.se – user226287 Feb 9 '14 at 9:42
  • appreciated for the support! – Terminal Feb 9 '14 at 9:43
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    A user who upvoted one of your questions got removed, thus the upvote and the reputation you received for it got removed as well. – l4mpi Feb 9 '14 at 9:43
  • This in no way is a slight to you (although I understand it is irritating for you), it is just an effect of what happens when annother user is deleted (for whatever reason). It is as if they never existed – Richard Tingle Feb 9 '14 at 11:11
  • @RichardTingle there are exceptions, e.g. if user who voted a lot is removed, the dev team manually transfer his votes to Community account so they're not lost... but in most cases there's no point to bother. – ShaWiz Feb 9 '14 at 12:15

A user who upvoted for one of your posts had their account deleted (this could happen due to several reasons, such as violating TOS, abusive voting behavior etc.). As a result, all the votes they cast were undone, and the reputation you got from them (or lost because of them) was revoked. This question discusses this in more detail.