I logged into SO this morning and found that I'd somehow lost 1,000 of my reputation points overnight. There's no indication of what happened or why. How can I get an explanation? Thanks.

  • I got a recalc yesterday, coincidence? Check stackoverflow.com/reputation to see if the number matches. That never happens, if it is equal then you got a recalc too. Oct 20, 2010 at 14:07
  • I got a recalc - it matches my current total.
    – duffymo
    Oct 20, 2010 at 15:05

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It looks like the automated jobs saw a distinct pattern of voting - perhaps some well-meaning user voting excessively for your account. Those votes were cancelled. I stress that this is automated, not a personal thing - more details here and here - and those aren't meant in an accusatory tone - I'm just explaining why that process exists.

I'll take a quick look to see if there is an obvious reason...

  • I doubt that. I don't accumulate that many points in any given day.
    – duffymo
    Oct 20, 2010 at 11:33
  • @user131628 - they don't have to be from one day; I've looked and I can't see anything too obvious (but then: you can't once it has been revoked). Oct 20, 2010 at 11:37
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    Why should I be penalized for somebody else's voting habits? How many times has Jon Skeet lost points because of adoring fan boys who vote his every utterance up?
    – duffymo
    Oct 21, 2010 at 0:43
  • If something else is going on, please do let me know.
    – duffymo
    Oct 21, 2010 at 1:38

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