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So this just came into my rep notifications. What is it about?

I am guessing that "User was removed" means that someone had once upvoted a question (because of the 5) of mine and now that $+5$ rep is being undone because his account is no more (for whatever reason).

If that is the case, then I guess it makes sense and it is completely fine, but I wanted to make sure just in case it had to do with some (wrong) action I took. I am guessing the older users here know what this is, so is it my initial guess? Or is it something else?


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    $\begingroup$ See meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3858/… (and other questions linked there.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Apr 3 '14 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak thanks. $\endgroup$ – Guy Apr 3 '14 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ If your account is temporarily suspended, are your upvotes also forfeited? I lost reputation points today ostensibly because a user's account was closed. But then I noticed the poster of a question I had recently answered has his account suspended for a week. $\endgroup$ – Random Variable Apr 3 '14 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable I would assume so. You should get it back though. $\endgroup$ – Guy Apr 3 '14 at 15:48
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable No, a suspension doesn't remove the suspended user's votes. (S)he just can't deal out more votes during the suspension. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Apr 3 '14 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable I think I know who you are talking about. I lost 130 rep for the same reason yesterday. Wonder what has he/she done. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Apr 4 '14 at 7:32
  • $\begingroup$ @achillehui Then do you temporarily lose reputation if someone's account is temporarily suspended? I'm sure we're talking about the same person. Going over some of his or her recent posts, I can't find any obvious reason for suspension. $\endgroup$ – Random Variable Apr 4 '14 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable maybe the post is deleted? You don't seem to be 10k+ $\endgroup$ – Guy Apr 4 '14 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Sabyasachi What post may be deleted? I'm not over 10,000 rep, but the person who was suspended is. $\endgroup$ – Random Variable Apr 4 '14 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable I don't think you lose reputation if someone's account is suspended. Otherwise, I will lose much more rep. The user who get suspended is one of the few users here who keep on asking interesting questions and I have answered quite a few of them. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Apr 4 '14 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ @achillehui Then why did you lose 130 rep points? $\endgroup$ – Random Variable Apr 4 '14 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ @RandomVariable It is caused by the remover of another user. The user get removed and the user get suspended seems to know each other. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Apr 4 '14 at 14:40

Your explanation is spot on and it has nothing to do with a mistake on your side.

  • $\begingroup$ okay thanks. good to know. $\endgroup$ – Guy Apr 3 '14 at 13:56

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