I answered a very old question here: Best way to setup USB mic as system default on Raspbian Jessie

As I had just encountered (and solved) the problem myself, so I though I'd answer the question anyway.

A few hours after I answered it I got +3 reputation from it, but no one had up-voted or accepted my answer. Furthermore, about 10 minutes later I got +2 more reputation from that same question, and again no one had up-voted nor accepted the answer.

My question is: where is this reputation coming from?

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    The +2 came from an edit you made and that was accepted. I don't see where you got +3 on that question. However if you go to your profile page and click on the reputation heading in the left column you can see all of your reputation changes, For a full list of how you gain and lose reputation see this question: stackoverflow.com/help/whats-reputation Dec 22, 2015 at 7:40
  • @SteveRobillard ah, it shows the edit but it doesn't show where the +3 came from, but it shows up in my notifications bar. Dec 22, 2015 at 7:42
  • Like I said, no clue on that one can you post a pic maybe it is a bug. Dec 22, 2015 at 7:44
  • @SteveRobillard yep, give me one minute Dec 22, 2015 at 7:46
  • @SteveRobillard Now it says the +3 is from a different question. Maybe I read it wrong the other times..? Well I guess I'm crazy, thanks for the help anyways! Dec 22, 2015 at 7:50
  • +3 is still odd the only time I see strange numbers like that is if I downvote something my next upvote will show as +9 instead of 10 perhaps you had 2 downvotes and an upvoted question. Dec 22, 2015 at 7:52
  • @SteveRobillard That's quite possible, I'm not sure if I down voted anything, but I might have Dec 22, 2015 at 7:54
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    +5 (question upvoted) + -2 (question downvoted) = 3. This is how you can end up making rep on a negative score.
    – goldilocks Mod
    Dec 22, 2015 at 9:52

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You can get a full accounting of your reputation on your profile. Yesterday has the following entries:

+10 21:13   upvote  How to make a clean python installation
+10 11:24   upvote  Why did my Pi die?
+2  03:51   edit    Best way to setup USB mic as system default on Raspbian Jessie
+10 03:34   upvote  How much current should I supply my 2 model B?
+10 02:48   upvote  Raspbian doesn't find external hdd at boot

I couldn't find any other reputation events that add up to +3. The most likely scenario is a question upvote and a downvote. But that doesn't seem to be the situation here.

Is it possible that you mis-saw the notification?


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