This is probably a silly question.

Looking at my reputation points five minutes ago, I notice that I lost $176$ reputation points because user was removed.

Is there a way to know and see the list of questions which suffered of this user removal ?

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    $\begingroup$ My guess is that it has to do with the "Screw this site. I am leaving." user, now only known as user223391. $\endgroup$
    – dxiv
    Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 4:05
  • $\begingroup$ How do you make the search ? I am totally ignorant in this are (plus many other). Thanks. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 4:07
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    $\begingroup$ It was just a guess. I happened to notice the withdrawal notice, and my mixed bag of rep change, within a short period of time, so Occam's razor said they could be related. Losing 6 downvotes and 14 upvotes (in my case) is not typical of the drive-by posters who change login at each question, and often get their accounts closed. I also don't understand why the big secrecy behind which user was removed. $\endgroup$
    – dxiv
    Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 4:10
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting question, I also got 2 upvotes and 1 downvote retracted, however only the -20 reputation appeared on the reputation feed the +2 I noticed from my total reputation $\endgroup$
    – clark
    Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 4:30
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    $\begingroup$ @dxiv If a user who has participated as much as that one, their votes are not automatically annulled. IIRC the SE staff needs to be involved in such a case. Don't remember the details. OTOH when a short-lived account is deleted, the votes go as well by default. FWIW I lost 95 points worth of upvotes and gained 2 points from a removed downvote. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 6:37
  • $\begingroup$ Related posts on meta Stack Exchange: How can I find posts related to lost reputation due to a “user was removed” message? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ If you downloaded your reputation breakdown from math.stackexchange.com/reputation at some point in the past you can download it again and compare the files. Other possibility is to use in some way SEDE. It is updated once a week - Monday 03:00 UTC. So at the moment all upvotes on your posts are still in the database. If you check the next week, you'll get results without the votes of this user. Somewhat related question on meta.MO: Is it possible to know the list of removed users? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ So, I should see myself as lucky, since I only lost $160$ reputation points… $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 7:26
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    $\begingroup$ Some related older posts on this meta: Can I know where I lost my reputation? and Is it possible to know which posts were affected by user removal? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 7:52
  • $\begingroup$ I hope I understood your question correctly. If you are asking which of your posts were affected, then it is a duplicate of Can I know where I lost my reputation? (OTOH if you want all posts affected by this, then this is a different question. Although I suppose that this information would be much more difficult to find - if at all possible.) $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak. Thank you very much. May I confess that I do not understand how people can cancel their account on this fantastic site ? Cheers. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen do you know what the exact criteria are for determining whether a user's votes are preserved or not upon deletion of their account? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 14:30
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    $\begingroup$ @TheoreticalEconomist I'm afraid I do not know the details. The links here should help. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ how can I lose the moderator election this year? Being the candidate with lowest score and highest negative votes, I though I was a shoe in. Now, do you want to talk about some 176 points... mhh? $\endgroup$
    – Nick
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 18:40


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