Checking my rep this morning, I came across this:

pic of undownvote

I know that I haven't been doing any 'undownvoting' - in fact, I was in bed when this occured. Are there other things which can cause this to happen automatically?

  • MSO indicates that it looks like this could be the serial downvote reversal, but the fact that it's only one rep is throwing me. Aug 4 '13 at 4:57
  • Serial downvote reversal?
    – shanodin
    Aug 4 '13 at 5:06
  • @shanodin Reversing when a user downvotes several of your posts in quick succession.
    – Niro
    Aug 4 '13 at 5:11
  • That's weird. I was browsing through the full list of questions and I know I did a bunch of downvoting, maybe there was a person with a lot of questions/answers/whatever in a row that I downvoted
    – shanodin
    Aug 4 '13 at 7:12
  • I can't find the events in your rep history.
    – badp
    Aug 4 '13 at 10:01
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    Is it maybe recovering rep from having downvoted a post that then got deleted? Aug 4 '13 at 13:22
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    @RavenDreamer that shows up as 'removed' doesn't it?
    – shanodin
    Aug 4 '13 at 14:29
  • @shanodin Hm. It might. I'm not sure I've ever noticed either way. Aug 4 '13 at 17:06

You were caught by a script that triggered on you for having performed what it identified as fraudulent serial downvoting on a user. In your case, the script reversed all of your downvotes at the same timestamp that your undownvote entries are listing. You received 1 reputation back for each of the reversed downvotes that you had cast on answers.

  • Whoa, that's never been my intended reason for downvoting :/ like I said, maybe someone had a bunch of stuff in a row on the full questions list. Feel like I've got a black mark on my name now :s
    – shanodin
    Aug 8 '13 at 16:23
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    @shanodin It is a thing that can indeed happen, aye. But don't worry much on it - if you're innocent of any actual malice, then there's no actual black mark to be had.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Aug 8 '13 at 17:14

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