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I am a new contributor, and asked some questions recently. In this question, I noticed the following in the timeline.

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What is "daily summary"? Is it something automated, or do moderators make them?

If it is an automatic process, what may be the cause for the score decrease?

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The system counts the number of upvotes and downvotes that the post received that day and aggregates them to provide a summary of all the voting that happened.

The score decrease means that there was one more downvote than upvote that day on that post, as score = upvotes - downvotes.

Once you get more rep the summary gets broken down into a separate downvote count and upvote count, so I can see that there was one downvote that day on that post and no upvotes.

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  • I thought every upvote and downvote would be visible as a separate entry in the timeline, containing info regarding who gave it and the reasons, comments etc. But I guess that would be impractical. Thanks for the clarification. – Enigma Machine May 9 at 12:27
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    voting is anonymous and there are various measures in place to keep it so, including this. If there were any comments on the post they would show in the timeline. – Robert Longson May 9 at 12:28
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    Worth to mention that high rep users also see amount of bookmarks per day, in addition to upcotes and downvotes. :) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 9 at 12:29

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