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I have a similar problem to the one highlighted in this post. My reputation was 1037 yesterday but today its showing 971. Any ideas why this might me? I would like an explanation of why I lost reputation-I have been made to understand this is not due to deletion of posts.

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    $\begingroup$ Check the "show removed posts" box at the bottom of the reputation tab on your profile. Two questions you answered were deleted overnight, and you lost the reputation for those answers. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 21 '15 at 8:30
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    $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer, I see. Thanks for helping to solve this conundrum. I suppose the question is why were they deleted? Oh well, nothing I can do about that. $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ Its a bit a strange that every single reputation accrued from yesterday just got deleted. Is this deliberate? Can we find out who deleted those posts? $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 9:19
  • $\begingroup$ There's definitely something strange going on here. Other people who posted on the same posts that got deleted didn't lose their reputation score. I seem to be the only one who lost reputation. Can we hear from the moderators please. This needs further investigation. $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ On the one question, you were the only user who had reputation changes at all. On the other, the asker got back some reputation from the deletion, but I think you cannot see those events in their profile, only moderators and the profile owner can see it, iirc. Anyway, both posts [from the beginning of July] were deleted by three 10k users who judged that the site would be better off with the question removed. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 21 '15 at 9:33
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks so much for your explanation. $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, the 10k users in question might have been wrong. If you give us enough information to find the posts, then other 10k users can have a look and maybe decide to undelete the questions. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jul 21 '15 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ @John, meh. I've gotten used to it. I wake up every morning with about 50 or so rep lost from deleted questions. shrugs $\endgroup$ – Zain Patel Jul 21 '15 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ So my question, why did I lose 66 reps-somebody must have instigated this. $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 11:15
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    $\begingroup$ When you check the aforementioned checkbox it will not show only the remove posts. It will show all the reputation changes and also show the removed posts. You can identify which posts were removed because (1) the reputation is negative; (2) it says "removed". (Also no one but you and the moderators can view your removed posts, so there's no point in linking other people to your reputation log.) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 21 '15 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Zain Patel, thanks. This is not the first time it's happening. But this one was just shocking! $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 11:17
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    $\begingroup$ @JonasMeyer, It is not a duplicate of the above. $\endgroup$ – John_dydx Jul 21 '15 at 11:26
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    $\begingroup$ Due to my acute skills (being able to click every link in a list), I found the two deleted questions: math.stackexchange.com/q/1349008 and math.stackexchange.com/q/1349388. Everyone can judge the questions that were deleted now. $\endgroup$ – Najib Idrissi Jul 21 '15 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ John, it is a duplicate. As @Daniel Fischer verified, you have lost reputation from two deleted posts. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 21 '15 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Najib: Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 21 '15 at 11:31

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