Your kudos are not lost, they are merely not visible until the next nightly update.
All new accounts on Ohloh are assigned a default KudoRank of 1. Ohloh recalculates kudo scores only once each day. If you take actions that will change your KudoRank, you will not see the change until after the daily update.
For example, there may already be some kudos associated with some code you wrote for a project. If you associate this code with your Ohloh account, it may take 24 hours before these kudos are transfered to your account. During this time, the project report and your account page will both show your existing account KudoRank, which is only 1 if your account is new.
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