This evening the strangest thing just happened to me. I got notified of a +4 rep change, but when I opened the tab, I saw only an unread +5 from (presumably) a question upvote. See the screenshot:

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How did that happen? Is this a bug?

  • Have you downvoted an answer recently? I wonder if you downvoted an answer that eventually got deleted. – Ben Miller - Remember Monica Sep 14 '17 at 0:25
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    Possible duplicate. Can someone find the dupe source? – iBug says Reinstate Monica Sep 14 '17 at 3:40
  • I remember downvoting an answer to this which is now deleted, @BenMiller, but I believe that I should have already seen the resulting -1. I vaguely remember seeing a +1 resulting from accepted edit suggestion (+2) + downvote to answer (-1), and I believe said +1 was before the many upvotes to "Bamileke language Kwa" which are seen in the screenshot. – MickG Sep 14 '17 at 7:07
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    Naturally, if the deletion of said answer reversed both the downvote -1 and the accepted edit +2, we would have a total of -1 from reversion, explaining the discrepancy. – MickG Sep 14 '17 at 7:10
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    @MickG I think you solved it. I bet that's exactly what happened. – Ben Miller - Remember Monica Sep 14 '17 at 12:01
  • How ironic. The same "problem" happened again with a +3 on this question reported as +5 in the green. I guess that amounts to upvote+downvote to this, right? EDIT: Well, considering the question currently scores 0, I guess it's beyond reasonable doubt that this is what happened. – MickG Sep 14 '17 at 21:40
  • @BenMiller so if a post gets deleted any rep changes due to edits on it are reversed. Good to know. – MickG Sep 14 '17 at 21:42

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