Somehow I loose 5 points of reputation by the action of Deleted user and they weren't restored.

Could you give me an advise what can I do in such situation? Maybe there is some support that could resolve my problems?

I didn't want to make so much noise about this but it is better to know how it works if it happens again.

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    This happens to many of us every couple months or so. Users get removed, and the rep points they gave us go away with them. Two days ago, Tᴚoɯɐuo saw 30 points evaporate when a user was removed. One week before that, I lost 20.
    – J.R. Mod
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 12:28
  • In the grand scheme of things, 5 points is minuscule. I wouldn't worry about it.
    – Andrew
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 17:14
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    @Andrew I'm sure if Gamilato had 60K+ reputation it would be less noticeable :) As it stands, that 5 points would have gotten them to 300 rep which is a new privilege (create tags). Regardless I think the question was more about understanding the system than worrying about the reputation from one vote.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 20:34
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    It was not about points but about clarifying how it works, ColleenV was right.
    – Gamilato
    Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 13:19

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Next to the event in your reputation list there is a learn more link that says:

This message means that a user who voted for one of your posts had their account deleted (either by request or due to violating the network's terms of service). As a result, all of their votes were removed, and the reputation you gained or lost from them was undone. (...)

This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high reputation score. Because high-reputation users have usually cast a great many votes, removing all of them could be that much more disruptive to other users.

There is also an FAQ post on Meta discussing it: What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

The user that was deleted did not have a high reputation score, so the reputation from the one up-vote they cast on your question is gone. If they had down-voted your question you would have seen some reputation added back to your account when the user was removed.

  • Thank you, now I understand. I just understood it first in a wrong way.
    – Gamilato
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 12:56

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