why my number back to 47 from 51?

December 14, 2007 1:03am CST
what is the number on the right of my name?is it the number i have responsed?if yes,why when i responsed one friend,the number back to 47 from 51?i can not understand!who can give me an answer?
2 responses
• New Zealand
14 Dec 07
This is probably because the discussions you responded to were deleted. Since your posts no longer exist, the number next to your name showing how many responses you have made decreases. Your earnings made from the posts in the deleted topic are also removed along with your post and the topic.
• China
14 Dec 07
but how can i know whether a discussion was deleted?when it was deleted,why it also display on the web?i can not understand!could you give me a detail answer?
• China
22 Dec 07
yeah!i think most of the english-speaking people want to relax themselves the most people from China and other countries where people do not speak english want to practise their english.if you want to make money from it,it is too slowly.the dollars it payout to me is only a encouragment.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
23 Dec 07
Discussions might have been deleted as mentioned. There are sometimes where your post count will fluxuate due to site calculations, or rarely the restoration of a post or discussion.