# What does exactly means “User was removed” with -5 reputation loss?

I discovered this change this morning, and was surprised. I'm just curious about the meaning of this reputation loss :
-5 User was removed

• – gandalf3 Nov 10 '13 at 17:50

It simply means that a user is no longer on the site (their account was removed by request or by violating site rules). When an account is removed, so are the votes the user has cast, be it upvotes or downvotes.

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