I suddenly got 2 points of extra reputation:


But looking at the itemized display, it doesn't appear (image from the same time.)


Why the discrepancy?

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I think Stefan's comment "Perhaps somebody removed a downvote, which would add +2" is the best answer you can get. I tried to verify Stefan's explanation, but that might be impossible:

My first thought was that it should be possible to see from the timeline of the posts you contributed to if there was a downvote retracted. Now I had a look at the timeline of one of my questions. I gave a self-answer that got 1 upvote and 1 downvote on 22 September (the latter one can see from my comment), but the timeline shows 2 upvotes on that day! (The unsatisfactory explanation: The downvote was changed into an upvote, but that happened months later.) So unfortunately the timeline doesn't help here.

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The reputation count is not guaranteed to be always 100% accurate. Did you removed any down-votes? Did you recalculated your reputation, because then you get previously lost points on down-voted but now deleted questions back. This points don't show up in the 'Today' section.

Have a look at the reputation audit page https://tex.stackexchange.com/reputation (the last day is on the bottom) and check the number there. You can use the button there to recalculate your reputation. Then the number should be correct.

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  • Well this certainly changed the numbers, and made the two the same; I also lost 10 (or 12) on the recalculation. I didn't make any down votes. Maybe it was a deleted question. – Alan Munn May 8 '11 at 22:36

I think you've got those 2 points because you suggested an edit which has been accepted, and this is not listed in the detailed display.

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  • Wouldn't such an edit be only a tag-wiki entry? (I can edit everything else with impunity, I think, no?) – Alan Munn May 8 '11 at 22:38
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    @Alan: looking at your activity, I can see that you approved, not suggested, so that's probably not the cause. Perhaps somebody removed a downvote, which would add +2. – Stefan Kottwitz May 8 '11 at 23:06
  • I think you mean "Perhaps somebody removed a downvote, which would subtract -2" :-D – Matthew Leingang May 12 '11 at 14:18

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