If you look at my profile you'll see (at this moment) I have 5,404 rep. This I believe was down to 5,390 or so before today. Yet, in my /reputation report it reports me as having

-- 2010-05-10 rep +10   = 5094      

** total rep 5094 :)

What can make these two numbers differ for the worse? I always thought rep-recalcs led to more rep because of deleted downvotes and such, but not in my case. Why?

  • The only way I keep track of those kind of "events" (deleted or moved questions) is by saving regularly the reputation report and, when seeing a difference with my actual rep, by calling a diff tool to see the differences between the current rep report and an older one. Note: it usually leads to less rep (between 30 to 200 points, depending on the actual cause). A question moved will cost you rep on the site where it was first published, while making a rep gain on the destination site. – VonC May 11 '10 at 6:11

Rep recalcs often lead to less rep due to deleted or migrated questions and answers.

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  • 300 is a lot of reputation missing between now and March (at least for me). I mean, I'm not complaining but I just think it'd be handy if there was some kinda log to see where it went – Earlz May 10 '10 at 19:39
  • @Earlz: Go to your stats page and sort your questions and answers by recent or newest. You should be able to see what's been deleted recently. – Bill the Lizard May 10 '10 at 20:06
  • how do you tell if it's been deleted without looking through every single one? – Earlz May 10 '10 at 20:41
  • @Earlz: You don't. :) Since you're only going back to March, I thought it would only be a few pages back. – Bill the Lizard May 10 '10 at 21:20

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