When I downvote an answer, it costs me 1 reputation point. When that answer is deleted, the reputation cost due to downvoting is refunded. When that happens, every once in a while I get a ‘+1’ badge appear on top of the ‘Achievements’ icon:


However, when I click the icon, I don’t see anything telling me how I earned that point back: no specific notification item appears in the Achievements menu. I have to scour through the ‘reputation’ tab on each site I am registered on to even take a guess, since there usually isn’t a reputation change item in there either (I can usually see one on Retrocomputing, but not on Stack Overflow; I don’t know what it depends on). I have to infer that from what I remember having downvoted before. Which often doesn’t work either; if I cast the downvote long enough ago, I may have already forgotten it. Since I am left no wiser than before, the whole notification seems like pointless distraction.

Can something be done about this? Either:

  • Tell me which answer was deleted, or at least on which site it was, or
  • Suppress the notification altogether.
  • You can see that on your profile > activity > reputation
    – Luuklag
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:33
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    @Luuklag they have 45 sites, they would have to visit all of them to find that +1
    – rene
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:38
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    Do like me: i.sstatic.net/5Thgz.png and you'll never notice a +1 again ...
    – rene
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:41
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    If you click on the achievement, what is shown in the drop down?
    – rene
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:46
  • @rene javascript:(n => { n.textContent = '+\u221e'; n.classList.remove('d-none') })(document.querySelector('.js-achievements-button > span.js-unread-count')) Oh, that was easy. Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:47
  • When the reputation dropdown opens, even when there is not a text notification (so rather an emptiness is there), there is still a row of icons of the stacks with the most recent changes (near the top, right at the border of that empty area). I haven't yet pondered much about the ordering, but looks like in that row of icons, the one with the most recent change could be the first, leftmost one?
    – Levente
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 12:48


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