For the last three days I find that my reputation is increased to nearly its daily cap sometime around mid-day. But, later this gets rolled back.
Looking at my rep history for the day when this spiked reputation is around,
I found that there was a series of upvotes over a short period of time,
typically one upvote per answer/question.
Today I also found that the spike after it was rolled back showed that I had also missed an upvote 3 hours back because I must have reached the daily-cap while this 'spike' was around.
So, my questions.
- Is this something others have noticed with their Superuser accounts?
- Does this make 'reputation' something of an approximation rather than a true-present value?
- I am assuming here that reputation lost in this way will be added the next time such a recheck occurs
Aside: I also got the Meta-is-Murder maintenance page on the Meta site couple of times over the last two days -- leading me to assume Meta was down for maintenance. Apparently it was working fine.
Update: Thanks for those pointers
The two stackoverflow posts on Voting Anomalies & Fraud are good reference.
- I checked that the rollback of reputation has quite neatly carved out specific votes from a time-window
- some other votes which I got during that period are properly accounted
- I presume that the anomaly detection identified a specific 'source' that pushed the votes and canceled their activity
- Will check to see if the missed rep gets accounted correctly in the next round