on my mobile I see I got a +1 yesterday. I looked at the question / answer and saw nothing different than the day before. ??? just curious.

  • Maybe the upvoter canceled their vote?
    – Eliran
    Oct 31, 2016 at 10:59
  • Can you provide a link to the post?
    – user2953
    Oct 31, 2016 at 11:50
  • philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/38682/…
    – user20153
    Oct 31, 2016 at 12:22
  • @Eliran maybe that's it, I don't recall how many upvotes there were. But wouldn't that show as a -1?
    – user20153
    Oct 31, 2016 at 12:23
  • 1
    Do you mean +1 point, or 1 upvote?
    – Dave
    Oct 31, 2016 at 14:30

1 Answer 1


For just one point, the most likely situation is: You spent 1 point on down-voting a question or answer. The user or a mod deleted the item. You were reimbursed the 1 point.

There could also be several changes rolled up into one: user "un-downvoted" one of your posts (+2), but you downvoted something (-1). Or other combinations.

As far as I can tell, there is no easy way to find out which question/answer was removed to cause this change. You might see +6 as the net change, +5 for question upvote, +1 for deleting an answer you downvoted; I don't know of a way to trace back where the extra +1 came from.


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