I appear to have lost 75 reputation with no indication as to why. On meta it shows the 14019 but in the main site it shows 13944. I was wondering what happened (wasn't sure if this is the correct place to ask this but figured I'd try).


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Need to prove: $| a + 1/a | \geq 2$ for $a \neq 0$ was deleted by vote, and your answer to that question went with it. You can see this if you check the box that says "show removed posts" which is at the bottom of your reputation list.

  • $\begingroup$ I looked in my recently deleted posts and I didn't see it. I guess I was looking in the wrong place. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ I can see the post in this list, but that list is sorted by date answered, not date deleted (this seems wrong). $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ That's why I missed it then. I was looking at the top. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ It is "recent deleted" not "recently deleted." The deciding factor for inclusion is the age of the post not the time passed since the event of deletion. This makes the sorting criteria more reasonable too. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ I still would think there would be some indication of why the reputation was lost. I've gotten recent messages saying reputation was lost because a user was deleted, for example. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel If you check the "show removed posts" box at the bottom of the reputation tab of your profile, such events will be listed in your reputation history. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel: I believe that that would take an SE wide code change to include "question deleted" events to the reputation lists, similar to the "user removed" events. Depending on how prevalent the deletion of answered questions is on other sites, and on how hard the code change is, the developers might be swayed to add such events. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer Nice hidden feature, thanks. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer: That was the checkbox I was trying to suggest. Thanks. I've edited my post to link to that (but my link will only be relevant to Matt). $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ Re: but my link will only be relevant to Matt. Wouldn't link like this work for any user who is logged in? http://math.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=reputation math.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=reputation $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel "Reputation was lost because a user was deleted" is exactly what it says. When a user who has voted on your posts is deleted, their votes and their effect on your rep are also wiped. $\endgroup$
    – epimorphic
    Mar 29, 2015 at 18:09
  • $\begingroup$ @epimorphic that's not what happened this time though. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ @epimorphic if you read the answer you're commenting on you would see that the cause has been identified. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2015 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel Sorry, misread your second-to-last comment. My initial comment is limited to your earlier comment about the hit from user deletion. $\endgroup$
    – epimorphic
    Mar 29, 2015 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak: Yes, thanks. I keep forgetting about users/current. I will update my post. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Mar 29, 2015 at 18:18

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