Yesterday I had 590 reputation today i log in and I view my reputation the only reputation change is an upvote on a question. Yesterday the only reputation change is also an upvote. Yet my reputation displays 585.

I had similar problem before on a stackoverflow. It turns out that my reputation was hidden and i had to check a box at the bottom of the page to view hidden history. I think one of questions got deleted after a downvote so I couldnt see the downvote.

In this case however I dont think any of my questions got deleted. Noone unfollowed my proposals and there is no box on the botton of the page to view hidden reputation.

So what happened? Is this a bug? Am I missing something?? I get really curious when i see behaviors like this one.

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See this post: How can a reputation recalc cause a reputation lose of 95?

There is a periodical recalculation of the reputation, then all upvotes you received for a question but the proposal gets closed, you loose them (the upvotes and downvotes as well).

  • Yep… I’ld say that – if there’s a downside to Area51 – this is definitely it. Last time that recalculation whiped out the score of removed proposals, I lost around and about 500 reputation points. But hey, at least they let us keep gained badges so we have something left to look at… ;)
    – e-sushi
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 12:14

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