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I'm looking at this brand new mod, Stephane Martin, who answered one of my own questions, earning +45 rep in the process. So I expect him to be at 146 rep. But he is now at 143 rep. No downvotes or other rep changes. Looking at his rep graph, his rep stays at 146. It seems like he could have downvoted 3 answers, but his graph should respond by slightly going down to 143.

143 reputation

The line on the graph is straight and stays at 146. So my question is, where is his missing 3 rep?

Before Oded goes , here's the image proving that the top says 146 not 143:

Graph

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  • It's probably caching.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 15:58
  • I don't see that. I see 143 in the top of the graph. i.sstatic.net/U2AKk.png
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:00
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    @Oded - if you hover over the right hand end of the graph the tooltip does, in fact, say 146.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:01
  • @ChrisF - no repro. At the right most the tooltip says 143 for me. You may be hitting a different server where the caching is different.
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:04
  • @Oded, your graph is different then the one ChrisF and I are seeing perhaps. Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:05
  • I can see what you guys are seeing when looking as an anonymous user.
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:06
  • @Oded of course you do :D did you forget you have a diamond? :)
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:37
  • Oded is too proud too notice. :-0 All he does is retag every feature-request and bug Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:37
  • And, just btw, Stéphane is not a brand new mod :)
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:45
  • He's using google chrome. One could easily fake that with dev tools.
    – warspyking
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:55
  • Who's he here?? Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:56
  • @warspyking ???
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 17:58
  • @nicael I'm not accusing anyone of anything, I'm just saying how easy it would be for OP to fake the "repro".
    – warspyking
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 1:18
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    @warspyking That'd be relatively pointless and easily disprovable. No need to insinuate that someone's faking a bug report.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 3:30
  • @PythonMaster Stéphane works for SE. He's one of our designers.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 3:32

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That's because if the graph would say 143, it would have to show where those 3 reps have gone, but it doesn't because the downvotes are private and can be seen only by moderators and the owner of that profile.

Oded is an employee, he has a diamond, so he can see where the downvotes have affected the rep of Stéphane Martin. The screenshot he posted:

You see those "falls" of rep in March? These are private downvotes. You can't see them:

Not only this new graph behaves this way to hide the downvotes, this is also the default old behaviour of the rep tab:

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  • That works for me! I'll upvote tomorrow... I'm out of votes Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:35
  • @Python lol "works for me" :)
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 16:36
  • Interesting. If this is the case then the new design is going to let mods see more than they can now.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 17:22
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    @ChrisF I think only devs can see downvotes, so don't build your hopes too high. :-) Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 18:26
  • @Chris wait, mods really can't see downvotes?
    – nicael
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 18:49
  • @ShadowWizard - I wasn't getting my hope up. If anything I was pointing out a potential flaw in the new design.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 19:30
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    @nicael - we really can't. How many times have we told people this? The only thing we can see is voting trends.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 19:33

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