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Do you lose your +2 edit rep if the edited post is subsequently deleted?

There was a time when I lost 2 reputation on SO (when I had around 2200 rep) but I didn't find any downvotes that could have caused it.

So I was wondering is it possible to lose 2 reputation earned by editing questions/answers before I got 2k reputation, when someone edits that question/answer again after I had more then 2k reputation?

I know that there are other explanations like "author just removed that edited post" or "it must be downvote, check again" but I am really interested in situation mentioned before.

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marked as duplicate by NullUserException อ_อ Oct 16 '12 at 16:06

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@downvoter could you explain why -1? – Pshemo Jul 23 '12 at 12:22
See the faq; votes on MSO are different from the regular Stack Exchange websites. – Martijn Pieters Jul 23 '12 at 12:28
@MartijnPieters Thank you for comment. I assume that downvote is kind of "no" answer :) – Pshemo Jul 23 '12 at 12:32
See also:… – martin clayton Oct 16 '12 at 10:31
@martinclayton Thank you for link, although I was more interested in after-edit than deleting post. – Pshemo Oct 16 '12 at 13:40
I don't think you lose rep if there is a subsequent edit. – martin clayton Oct 16 '12 at 13:50
@martinclayton I think you are right but I wont be 100% sure unless I see some edit that gave someone +2 and was edited again by someone else after that person had more than 2k reputation. – Pshemo Oct 16 '12 at 14:13
OK - find one you have +2 rep from, and I'll edit it for you. How about this one: – martin clayton Oct 16 '12 at 14:21
@martinclayton If that is not problem then maybe this or this would be better (I am sure I got +2 for them) – Pshemo Oct 16 '12 at 14:36
I've edited both those posts. Your rep should have updated if it was going to, but to confirm, you can always recalc: – martin clayton Oct 16 '12 at 15:01
@martinclayton So my theory in question is false. I am so glad :D. Thank you for your help. Sorry for my late answer but I wasn't able to use Internet till now. – Pshemo Oct 16 '12 at 16:49
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Did you check the 'show removed posts' checkbox on your reputation page? It could be a post you edited was deleted. Not sure if that then means you lost the 2 rep for the suggested edit.

Whatever happened, it should be visible in your reputation history with the 'show removed posts' option checked.

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Thank for solving that mystery. I thought that checking that option will only show me posts removed by me, didn't expect post removed by others. – Pshemo Jul 23 '12 at 12:39
@MartjinPieters: Shouldn't you gain back reputation for down voted post being deleted? – nhahtdh Jul 23 '12 at 13:00
@nhahtdh: entirely correct; removed that from the answer as I was incorrect there. – Martijn Pieters Jul 23 '12 at 13:02
although it appears to not be the case here, unaccepting an answer to a question you asked would also result in the loss of 2 rep. – Servy Jul 23 '12 at 16:50

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