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Do I lose reputation on deleting my post with score -3? I just lost my repuation by 10.

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When a post gets deleted, you lose all the reputation you gained/lost on it*.

So if you have an answer with:


for a total of -3. You earned 2*10 - 5*2 = 10 for that post. Deleting it will make you lose that 10 rep.

*Some exceptions apply:

  • If your post is "historic", you won't lose the rep.
  • IIRC, if there are any flags on the post, you may not always regain any rep you lost on it. (I'm unsure of the exact situations...)
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