Normally, when you gain reputation, it shows a little number at the top right of the cup with a star on it (next to inbox).

Why isn't it showing when you lose reputation as when you get downvoted? I sometimes come and get very surprised when I come to one of my questions or answers and see I lost some reputation without being warned...

  • Before it used to do that. Something like -x reps was display in red. Commented Mar 14, 2023 at 19:30
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    @Henry Do you have a source for that?
    – grg Mod
    Commented Mar 14, 2023 at 21:30
  • @grg It's what I saw when I first joined Stack Exchange. It was in the old top bar. I will go over some screenshots to see. Commented Mar 15, 2023 at 13:16
  • Doesn't clicking on the notification number show how that number was created including listing the downvotes (As I don't get bonuses from editing anymore then if it is not a multiple of 5 then there has been downvotes - @Thinkr is more difficult to see as they can get 2 for an edit)
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Mar 19, 2023 at 10:03

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Oded, an employee at the time of writing, said

Negative reputation changes are... well... negative. So we are not in a hurry to let you know about them


You can see down votes more quickly than in the summary which should update once a day at a minimum by inspecting your reputation page or the posts by vote if you have few posts.

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