I hovered on my name and it had written on it:-
-5 user was removed.

Can anyone explain what happened? thanks.

I tried to see the name.

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    $\begingroup$ As the answer below states, it was not you who was removed, but some other user who must have upvoted one of your questions. Read here for more information. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:50

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You weren't removed. What it means is that a user who had previously up-voted you has been removed. When a user gets removed, all the reputation they have given out is cancelled; from looking at your profile, it seems that someone up-voted one of your questions (giving you 5 points) and then their account was deleted.

  • $\begingroup$ ok Thanks , I got it:) $\endgroup$
    – dknight
    Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:51

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