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I am aware that I lose reputation for suggested edits if the final approver of the edit is removed. But now there is an extraneous "reverted" event to go along with user removal:

reputation history

Source: my reputation history on Academia.

The edit was not reverted, it's still there. In any case, I should not lose 2 points twice for the total of -4. And indeed, my reputation only dropped from 131 to 129 despite what the history suggests.

So the line with "-2 reverted" is a bug.


A more extreme example: Ben Miller on Sports got 21 "reverted" events on 2017-06-30, none of which should be there. His rep loss is 42, not 84 as the reputation history says.

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    wth... A very rare bug – iBug Jun 30 '17 at 17:40
  • The same thing happened to me today on Sports.SE. I don't know which user was removed, but I lost 84 points today, 2 at a time, with 21 questions referenced. – Ben Miller Jun 30 '17 at 19:26
  • @BenMiller That's how it's supposed to work though. Do you mean that you also saw one or more incorrect -2s that weren't actually removed from your rep? – SevenSidedDie Jun 30 '17 at 19:33
  • @SevenSidedDie 21 edits overturned should result in a loss of 42 points. I lost 84 points. My rep history looks similar to the screenshot above: -2 for the reverted edit, and an additional -2 for user removed. – Ben Miller Jun 30 '17 at 19:35
  • @BenMiller It looks like you actually only lost 42 though. 6394 when the league was last updated, 6352 now. – Daniel Fischer Jun 30 '17 at 19:37
  • @DanielFischer Yes, it looks like you are right. I only lost 42. The rep widget in the header is reporting a loss of 84. – Ben Miller Jun 30 '17 at 19:40
  • @BenMiller D'oh, I didn't think to consider the math. That's clearer though, thanks. :) Definitely the same thing. – SevenSidedDie Jun 30 '17 at 19:42
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    I see now that there was a high-rep former mod removed recently that apparently approved a lot of my early edits. I don't care about the rep loss, but this is a confusing bug. – Ben Miller Jun 30 '17 at 19:46
  • Adding a "me too" comment. The same has just happened to me on Webmasters - webmasters.stackexchange.com/users/288/chrisf?tab=reputation - not bothered about the reputation, but it struck me as odd when I saw the -4 this morning. – ChrisF Jul 6 '17 at 8:01

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