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How does “Reputation” work?

Suppose I want to answer a question but I have commented the answer to someones post. So if I delete the comment will it deduct my reputation also?

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, kiamlaluno, lunboks, Al E., animuson Jun 15 '12 at 8:10

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I suppose you mean this comment of yours? If you think it answers the question then you can go ahead and post it as new answer instead, deleting the existing comment. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 15 '12 at 12:03

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No, comments don't have any impact on reputation. You don't gain reputation when they're upvoted and you don't lose any when they're deleted.

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As comments don't earn you reputation, deleting them can't take any away.

The only thing that might happen is if another user decides that your answer was really a comment after all and decided to down vote it.

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