I recently lost 2 points of rep, with the reason "User was removed". It's likely that this is because I had received 2 points for a suggested edit, and then lost it when the user and the user's posts were removed. No sweat, happens all the time.
However, I have the Copy Editor badge, and 539 edits, which means I no longer receive rep from edits after I hit 500. With that in mind, if one of my suggested edits was removed and I lose 2 points, shouldn't I automatically get 2 points back from one of the subsequent edits I made after hitting the 500 threshold?
To take this to an admittedly absurd extreme, what would happen if all 500 of my suggested edits were removed? Would I lose 1000 reputation with no way of getting it back, as technically I've hit the 500 edit threshold?
Is this a bug, or a feature, or something that was never considered in the design?
Because of some of the confusion generated by the ambiguity of the message "User was removed", I have raised a follow-up question. Just in case you're interested.