When I look at the points status, it shows points removed due to user removed.

Ok, I follow that, but could we have a link to the question that we made the effort to answer either just for interest or to be able to re-use the efforts of our answer?

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This is something beyond the means of the site and us moderators. It would have to be something which SE would need to implement. I have a feeling the reason why you cannot see it is because a user can be "removed" for one of two reasons.

  1. Wrong doing on the site. If they are messing things up for any of several reasons, the user name/information can be "destroyed" which basically removes all trace of them. The information is pretty much not there anymore.
  2. User asks to be removed. In this case anonymity of the user (and I think this is the big thing) is important. If someone goes onto a Stack, participates for a little bit by voting and possibly Q/A-ing a couple of times, then they want their account deleted from that particular Stack for any given reason, if the information you are looking for were easily found, a person could track them down on another Stack and harass them. While this may seem a little far fetched, to me it is a real concern. They have their reasons for wanting their account deleted from a particular stack, they have the right to not be bothered about it.

Also, just because the user was removed, their contributions were not removed and neither were yours if you answered their question. If you look under some questions, I believe it says "user was removed" or it just says "userxxxx" greyed out. While their votes were removed from your Q/A, any contribution they've provided as far as Q/A is not (I'm pretty sure this is the deal; I'm pretty sure Nick or Bob will correct me if I'm wrong).

If you feel this is something you'd like to pursue, please ask this question over on Meta Stack Exchange. Meta is like this Meta, but for all of Stack Exchange (in case you were unfamiliar).

For your edification, you may want to read some of these posts ... one of them might cover it, though I didn't see the information about what you're specifically asking:

Like I said, none of them directly reflect the question you're asking, but there may be something of interest on the subject.

  • @Paulster2 Ok, I can see why it is as it is - the privacy issue should take priority over being lazy and wanting to copy/paste or borrow from earlier answers. Thanks for a good reply though. Cheers.
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 11, 2018 at 14:40
  • @Paulster2 Hi, now while I like the points, just had 3 answers I gave about tires voted up in quick succession - and now one about a lug nut... I don't get to see (unless there is a tool I don't know about) who is doing that, just seems odd or coincidence... Cheers
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 25, 2018 at 19:19
  • @SolarMike - If it makes any difference, I got four upvotes for different tire answers as well. Very weird, no doubt. Nov 25, 2018 at 19:43
  • @Paulster2 thanks for the reply, cheers, have a good evening.
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 25, 2018 at 19:46

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