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Account Association Between Websites

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Account Association Between Websites

My ServerFault reputation suddently went down from 501 to 423. It does not seem to be the result of many downvotes (or they are well hidden).

In the past, I remember that big cleanings of reputations took place in StackOverflow, after massive cheating was detected. But I find no such announce for ServerFault and, anyway, I do not cheat :-) Any idea of what is going on?

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    This will explain everything: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2508/… – Kyle Cronin Jul 5 '09 at 20:09
  • Sorry, it looks like you already associated with SF. If that's the case, then VonC's answer is correct - when a rep recalc is done, you lose rep from deleted questions. – Kyle Cronin Jul 5 '09 at 20:11
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Say hello to an un-documented side-effect of "rep recalc":

We (as user) shouldn't know anything about this internal stuff, but it appears a reputation recalc cannot take into account votes from questions since then deleted...

And a large "rep recalc" seems to be underway following some mishaps with a "bonus" to be set when associating accounts...

As mentioned in my question, we do not care about all that: we just want the rep back.

  • "a reputation recalc cannot take into account votes from questions since then deleted" this seems to simply be "the way it's done" vs a real technical limitation. votes are retained on deleted posts, so it would be possible to include them in a recalculation. – Kyle Cronin Jul 5 '09 at 20:16
  • Coulda sworn this was actually called out in the FAQ at one point, but can't find it now. Note that down-votes on deleted posts also go away, so you could potentially gain rep during a recalc... – Shog9 Jul 5 '09 at 20:41

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