On and off, I'll get +1 rep for seemingly no reason. It doesn't show up in the "Reputation" section on one's profile, and I haven't been able to find an action that produces this repeatedly.

No complaints, cause I like to use it as a freebie downvote...I'm slightly OCD and like having a rep of 0 mod 5. :)

Still, anyone know where it comes from?

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If you go to your reputation page in your profile and scroll all the way to the bottom, there should be a little checkbox labelled "show removed posts". Check that and you will see any posts that affected your reputation by virtue of their deletion.

In your case, the +1 is likely from an answer that you downvoted which was then subsequently deleted, either by the owner or by a moderator. You get the 1 rep cost of the downvote back when the answer is deleted.

  • impressively quick response @eldarerathis ! I can't accept your response for another minute :) May 30, 2012 at 19:25
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    @jlehenbauer: Well, mods get a notification in their global inbox for each new question on their Meta site. You just happened to ask this right before I clicked on a Stack Overflow link from Google :P May 30, 2012 at 19:32
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    Lightning fast cat reflexes, he means :D
    – Bryan Denny Mod
    May 30, 2012 at 20:39

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