Has the amount of reputation received from upvotes to answers been reduced from +10 to +5. I only received +5 rep for each upvote on my answer to this question. Is this a new feature or a bug?

I suspect this is a bug because I also just discovered a -15 on the same answer in my rep tab with no apparent reason attached (there are no downvotes).

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  • $\begingroup$ O.O Can you tell us what you see in the reputation tab? Screenshots, data, anything. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Jul 8, 2015 at 17:26
  • $\begingroup$ I think the 'unaccept' you got may have something to do with it $\endgroup$
    – user15489
    Jul 8, 2015 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ @santiago Aha that explains it. Just me being silly though although I would have expected to get a notification for being unaccepted. $\endgroup$
    – bon
    Jul 8, 2015 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ Not silly at all - I agree, it would be helpful to see such a notification $\endgroup$
    – user15489
    Jul 8, 2015 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ Once you are able to accept your answer, the "[SOLVED]" will be implied $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Jul 9, 2015 at 0:07

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Thanks to @santiago for pointing out the reason. The fives crept in because the answer was accepted and then later unaccepted for the -15. Strangely though, I didn't get a notification for being unaccepted - maybe this could be implemented.

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    $\begingroup$ No, this isn't strange at all. The devs decided that a negative change in rep not be visible unless you gain new rep points that outweigh the loss. For example, you lost 15, didn't get a notification for it. You gained 30, but instead, you saw a +15 in your rep bar. This is just as designed. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Jul 8, 2015 at 22:47

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