I just lost 16 points because a "user was removed".

lost rep



When does -2 happen? I (honestly) can't remember participating in those questions in any way at all. And so I can't see, at least from the image, why the points were deducted.


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Those were questions you edited in your pre 2k days, and they have since been deleted (either the question, answer or user). I'm not sure why the rep gets removed, I myself think a good edit is a good edit period..

  • Thank you for pointing the out edit stuff. I had forgotten all about the +2's I got that way.
    – user25656
    Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 5:31
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    If a user was removed, aren't their posts (and thus the revisions) retained?
    – kiri
    Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 6:52
  • @minerz029 I guess I should have been more clear on that. There are two types of user deletions, delete and destroy. If a user is destroyed all his posts go with him. Granted, it doesn't happen too often.
    – Seth
    Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 17:15
  • @Seth and everyone else, this MSO post may be relevant.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 18:56