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When a user is removed, their votes are removed as well. So the most likely explanation is that the user had voted for one of your answers and the reputation you gained from that vote was removed with the user. The cause for deletion is usually either sock puppeting and vote fraud, or the user reqested to be deleted. In cases of high-reputation users with ...


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The logic behind the Strunk & White (and the Copy Editor) badge has changed slightly in 2011 (thus after the split between MO and the SE network). See this answer on MSO for details. The changed logic means that fewer edits count towards these badges, which is why the thresholds were lowered. By the old logic, you had over 100 edits that counted, but by ...


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If an event is less than one year old from this calendar year (thanks quid!), the year is not written. I recognize that this is not a convention that is immediately unambiguous to new users. Perhaps we can add a feature request to make everything ISO 8601-compliant.


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That answer has what we call community wiki status applied to it. This is a special sort of status, wherein anyone with at least 100 reputation can edit the post it's applied to. If you look at the revisions of the post you can see where it's applied. It's not a bug. The implementation is rather confusing at first glance, we're working on improving that, for ...


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Undownvoting or the deletion of a downvoted post. There ought to be a "show removed posts" checkbox at the bottom of your reputation history that will display this. You can also audit your reputation from here (though this is considerably more confusing)


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As explained in Todd Trimble's comment, It's Community Wiki. You don't gain or lose reputation points when a thread is in CW. Further reading: What are “Community Wiki” posts?


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We could be a little more descriptive in the post history table when it comes to these edge cases, it's just that they rarely come up and get noticed. Here's the chain of events: 5 Close votes accumulate, 4 sending it to math.stackexchange Post is closed and locked for migration Problem with tags not existing on the destination site, migration rejected ...


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In such a case it is customary to leave a comment on the post being discussed linking to the related meta question. This should usually work; and it directs further comments and discussion to meta. There's little point to notifying a VTCer that the post is being discussed on meta -- s/he can't revoke the vote. As long a you get a good portion of the ...


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It was a caching issue. When a tag is first created on a site (especially by means like an automated system, such as what generated the announcement for the election), the process for categorizing tags may not have caught up. election was in a similar boat at first, but because I posted the Election Q&A with the tag, it then realized it is indeed a real ...


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This is one of the consequences of the recent upgrade to stackexchange software. Maybe this aspect of the updated software doesn't always seem like an upgrade. This happens from time to time on all stackexchange sites. I once lost more than 200 reputation points on m.s.e. because of just one user being removed. Who the user is, and which of your ...


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This is an artifact of the recalc process that runs every night. To see what happens, let's take the simple 2 request case. These are happening in Parallel: |(Start)----(Get your Rep: 10)------(Add 10 rep from upvote)-----(Save Rep=20 to DB)| |(Start)-------(Get your Rep: 10)------(Add 15 rep from accept)------(Save Rep=25 to DB)| This race happens in ...


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It's cleverly hidden under the Stack Exchange logo drop-down on the right-hand side of the top bar (NOT the one on the left-hand side of the top bar): Alternately, you can just type "meta." in the title bar after placing the cursor in front of the normal site's URL; in some cases this can be faster.


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