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'User was deleted' removed too much of my reputation [duplicate]

I will get straight to the point: I lost 155 reputation because a user was removed. Now, my question isn't about why the user was deleted, it's actually about how to contact the administration to get ...
user avatar
1270 votes
13 answers

Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted

Currently, when a moderator deletes a user all of the user's votes are removed along with the user themselves. I was pretty surprised at this behaviour when I first heard about it, and I don't think ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
848 votes
1 answer

What does "user was removed" mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of User was ...
-37 votes
2 answers

5K reputation loss in one day. How BIG is that?

Up until yesterday, I had 8,120 reputation; now my profile reports 3,991 2,128. It makes me feel like crying and I hate that too. Is this the real reputation count logic of SO? I hate this. You don'...
Hansmukh's user avatar
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61 votes
3 answers

Massive user removal in one night?

I woke up this morning to find that I suffered a massive drop in reputation points across the network because lots of users had been removed. What happened to those users? Was there a database ...
Graviton's user avatar
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46 votes
1 answer

How did this curious undownvote pattern come about?

I got a heap of strange undownvotes yesterday: I'm wondering how this was possible. Were the downvotes not too old to be revoked? The original downvotes that were cancelled don't show up anywhere in ...
Pekka's user avatar
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30 votes
1 answer

What EXACTLY happens when I ask to delete my account?

I have meticulously read through similar questions, answers and their comments but I still do not understand how the deletion is done. From what I understand I email the customer service and then they ...
user avatar
37 votes
1 answer

Which users getting removed DON'T cause rep changes? (lost 1667 rep)

According to the help on users being removed, on how you lose rep for their upvotes being removed too: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high reputation ...
Mark Mayo's user avatar
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16 votes
2 answers

Do we lose rep for an accepted answer if the OP account is deleted? [duplicate]

I appear to have the accepted answer to this question, and a rep audit on 7th December showed the +15 rep. But an audit today no longer shows this acceptance, even though the green tick displays when ...
martin clayton's user avatar
15 votes
0 answers

Reinstate the prior prevention against users deleting their accounts immediately if they've cast multiple votes

To provide context (again): For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity (currently, not having posted on the ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

Getting Reputation for a deleted user? [duplicate]

Recently I noticed a drop of my reputation, when a user was removed. IIRC it was like: -2 User was removed -15 User was removed When I logged in today I noticed, that my reputation was back up again....
Nobody moving away from SE's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

Rep -100 due to user deletion (shouldn't this be -10?) [duplicate]

Today I noticed in my rep calculation a "-100 user was removed". I'm aware of the reason that votes on answers are rolled back if users who did the vote got removed. But that would account to only -10....
datenwolf's user avatar
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