I was looking at an old question of mine, to which I've already accepted an answer. I discovered that unaccepting an answer, then accepting it again right away granted me 2 rep! This only works once per answer.

I don't know if a rep recalc will clear that rep gain or not.

  • I can't seem to replicate this on MSO.
    – Troggy
    Commented Oct 8, 2009 at 18:48
  • Can't duplicate it on MSO or SO.
    – user27414
    Commented Oct 8, 2009 at 18:50
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    Was the old accepted answer your answer, and new accepted answer someone else's? Commented Oct 8, 2009 at 19:10
  • It was not my answer. I just tried it again with a different question and it failed. I also noticed that one of my rep gains from this bug disappeared, but one of them is still there. See stackoverflow.com/questions/308/… for a working example. Commented Oct 8, 2009 at 21:14

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Here's an answer you can test with.

  • This will not work becuase its com answer
    – Benny
    Commented Jan 26, 2011 at 4:39

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