Where does the 11 reputation for this member come from?

Judging from the answer downvote, it appears as if he started with 13 reputation which makes no sense..

It's not accepted suggested edit, his activity is clean.

Any ideas?

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The user does have an upvote - see the reputation tab

The upvote doesn't show on the info page as there is 2 x downvotes to one upvote

You can't get less than 1 rep, so user started off with 1, - and it stayed at 1 after the 2 x downvotes, then yesterday they got an upvote of 10 + 1 = 11

not sure if retro backvotes recalculate rep in a case like this though?

  • Thanks, as the answer is wrong I just didn't expect such a simple thing, lol.. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:03
  • yea possible a sympathy upvote? I'm not sure enough about it to vote it either way, but I see someone nicely suggested user did remove their answer
    – clairesuzy
    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:16
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    Just to clarify: "not sure if retro backvotes recalculate rep in a case like this though?" - the result would be the same, we move forward chronologically when doing a recalc. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:26
  • thanks @Nick, was never sure about that bit
    – clairesuzy
    Jun 29, 2011 at 10:29

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