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Reputation decrease citing “User was removed”

When hovering over my name, I just noticed that I have lost 110 reputation points and the sinister explanation is "User was removed".
I don't care much about the lost points but the "removed " part is worrying . What's going on?

So it seems that some user was removed.
If the removal was voluntary, would it be ill-mannered to ask who my and some others users' benefactor [:-)] was?

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    $\begingroup$ I also lost some rep due to that today. I wonder who was removed. $\endgroup$
    – Joe
    Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:01
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    $\begingroup$ Well, I can still see you :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:04
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the link,@Martin. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ I've gained -98. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ The same thing happened to me... $\endgroup$
    – M Turgeon
    Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting that I too lost exactly 110 points. :) Wondering who the user is... $\endgroup$
    – user17762
    Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ I lost 10. Must have been an active user while he/she was here! $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 12:45

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It appears that another user has been removed, cancelling the upvotes the user has issued, thus negating the reputation they had given you. I too lost reputation today for that reason.

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    $\begingroup$ Ah, thanks, I'm selfishly reassured. But on the other hand, why was that user removed? We do agree that (s)he had shown excellent judgment, don't we Alex? :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ @GeorgesElencwajg: Apparently, the removal was at the user's own request. That doesn't really answer the question "why?" but it's as close as we'll be able to come without risking stalking charges. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 4:53
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, Cameron.I quite agree with you that we shouldn't insist on knowing "why?" if the user doesn't choose to tell us. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 6:37

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