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I know that if a user is removed, all his votes will be cancelled. So some users may have negative reputation changes as a multiple of 10 or 5. But How -2 reputation change for user removal? I got this message few minuets before. Any idea? enter image description here

  • I've retracted my close vote, but is there any value at all in a question that's just resulting in maths guesses? – doppelgreener Jul 11 '14 at 6:59
  • Its a [support] question. Not all support queries carry value. The only value I see in this question is that it is educating one more community member. – bluemax Jul 11 '14 at 7:09
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    Note that votes come in different sizes. You can receive -2 when someone downvotes you, you can be reputation capped an a vote then only counts for the remainder between your total from up and downvotes and 200 points. As a result the total reputation change from a users votes is not necessarily a multiple of 5. – Martijn Pieters Jul 11 '14 at 9:01
  • @MartijnPieters Of course I know down voting cost -2. But It's not that case. Also I haven't ever reached daily rep cap. So no need to consider that. – Harikrishnan Jul 11 '14 at 10:06
  • @Harikrishnan: +10 plus 4 x -2 makes +2 total rep change. My point being that you need to look at this as a total reputation change, not an individual vote. – Martijn Pieters Jul 11 '14 at 10:08
  • OK.But I believe serial down voting for Questions/Answers of same user is not allowed? – Harikrishnan Jul 11 '14 at 12:10
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The rep change reported for removed users is the total effect. You don't know how many actions are involved in that. So if you've been reasonably active yourself -- have lots of posts that could be voted on, have accepted answers, have edited, etc -- then just about any number is possible. No breakdown is available.

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Maybe he downvoted 4 your posts and upvoted one of your answers. Then in total he gave you 2 reps. When he is removed, these two reps are removed. Only one event shown, summed up of all votes the removed user casted on your posts.

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Most probably you suggested an edit on a post and received 2 reps. The user (and his/her question) was removed, thus the 2 points you gained were taken back.

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    In that case the post is removed. I'd say this is the total from voting (so downvotes and upvotes) – Martijn Pieters Jul 11 '14 at 8:58
  • @MartijnPieters if a post is removed (or deleted) then +2 gained by suggested edit would be taken back, correct? – Aziz Shaikh Jul 11 '14 at 9:18
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    Yes, but it should show up as a post deleted line, not a user removed line. – Martijn Pieters Jul 11 '14 at 9:42
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    @MartijnPieters Well, not if the post was deleted automatically when the user was deleted, which can happen for negatively-voted posts. This is the most likely explanation since it's the simplest and has happened before. – Tim Stone Jul 12 '14 at 3:43
  • @TimStone: ah, evidence! I'll accept Nick confirming it. – Martijn Pieters Jul 12 '14 at 6:14
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    This is very nearly right, but it was the user who accepted the edit who was removed, not the user whose post was edited. – Shog9 Jul 12 '14 at 17:03
  • @Shog9 I get the logic of revoking +2 when the edited post is deleted, but doing it when a reviewer is removed is an odd thing to do. After all, there are multiple reviewers for each edit. – user259867 Jul 12 '14 at 17:34

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