The page https://stackexchange.com/leagues/69/year/math/2020-01-01/796779#796779 contains infomation about the rep number of me ( user JCAA). It says that the total reputation is ~$12200$ and the reputation this year is ~$11700$. How can that be if I was present on MSE only for four months?

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    $\begingroup$ If you had deleted upvoted posts, or upvoted posts were otherwise deleted, you may have temporarily earned more rep than you have. Also, if you awarded bounties, you may have earned more rep than you currently have, due to loss of rep used in making bounties, or loss of rep due to deletions of posts this year. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Oct 4 '20 at 22:16
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    $\begingroup$ I have not deleted posts worth 200 reps and I have not done any bounties. $\endgroup$ – Mark Sapir Oct 4 '20 at 22:19
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    $\begingroup$ I also suggested that you may have had answers with upvotes that may have been deleted by the community. Hey, I am not suggesting any of things did or did not happen. I simply commented to help you troubleshoot, that's all. No reason to be so defensive. I'm done here. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Oct 4 '20 at 22:26
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    $\begingroup$ It does seem curious. Perhaps there is some interaction with the daily reputation cap? $\endgroup$ – hardmath Oct 5 '20 at 1:29
  • $\begingroup$ @hardmath: I do not think so. I think the moderators should know. For them it is easy to find out. $\endgroup$ – Mark Sapir Oct 5 '20 at 1:37
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    $\begingroup$ This post on Meta Stack Exchange might be worth checking out: Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation? and What are private reputation events? The answers say basically the same thing as amWhy's comment. (There is a similar post on this meta but without an answer: Reputation Leagues: monthly reputation bigger than total reputation $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 5 '20 at 2:21
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    $\begingroup$ I will remind that (since you have 10k+ reputation) you can check whether you have some deleted posts by searching for deleted:1. More details about this can be found here: Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 5 '20 at 2:24
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak: This does make sense. You can post it as an answer. Then I will accept it, $\endgroup$ – Mark Sapir Oct 5 '20 at 4:08

Some explanation when something like this happens is given in this post on Mathematics Stack Exchange: Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation? (You might be also interested in other posts linked there, for example: What are private reputation events?)

I will quote the answer posted there:

The discrepancy is by design:

  • Total reputation is your current reputation on the site (accurate to within 24 hours).
  • Month reputation is the amount by which your reputation changed that month, excluding "private" reputation events. Certain reputation events are excluded from your public user profile, such as deleted posts or downvotes, so those are excluded from the leagues as well.

In other words, "total reputation" includes private reputation events, while "month reputation" does not.

I do not really have possibility to check whether this might be the cause in your case. Since you have 10k+ reputation, you can check which of your posts are deleted by searching for deleted:1. For more details on finding your own deleted posts see: Is there any way to see my deleted questions or answers?

Downvotes are not likely to make a big difference. (Since downvoting an answer costs only one reputation point and downvoting a question does not influence reputation.) Still, you can find your downvotes in the votes tab your profile. (However, this shows both downvotes on questions and on answers, and for 10k+ users includes deleted posts. So not all entries you see there actually cost you some reputation.)

Disclaimer: I have posted this answer based on the OP's request in a comment. (Although the same thing was already explained in the previous comments, my addition was the I included also the relevant links.) I cannot tell whether or not this explains the discrepancy in this user's case. (Only the diamond-bearing users and the user themselves can check whether they have enough deleted posts to make this difference. And the downvotes are visible only to the user - not even to the moderators.)


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