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I saw my reputation dropping by some points. When I hover over my name and see my recent questions/answers. I see a 4 questions. Out of those 4 I am not able goto the 3rd question. Basically there is no hyperlink in there. What s the reason for this.It shows -15 reps for me but if this question is deleted then I should have not been subtracted by -15.

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I don't think you can delete questions for which answer is posted and accepted. –  refhat Aug 17 '12 at 13:58
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If the question is bad or inappropriate enough it can be deleted for sure. No matter its status. And as a consequence, you will lose the rep you've earned. Not a bug. (Note: I don't know what happened to the question and why) –  Bart Aug 17 '12 at 13:59
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On your reputation tab, it is likely this will be lumped into a "user was removed" line item. Do you see this on your reputation tab? –  Aaron Bertrand Aug 17 '12 at 14:04

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The user that asked the question was destroyed. This causes the deletion of all of that users content, answers and questions. Because the question you answered was one of this user's posts, your answer was deleted along with it.

This is .

I'd undelete it, but the question is incredibly localized and won't benefit anyone else on the site.

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But would happen to my reps. –  refhat Aug 18 '12 at 11:20
    
@refhat you won't get that back, unfortunately, as you can't earn rep from deleted questions that are less than six months old. –  casperOne Aug 18 '12 at 12:03

The question (10k only link) in question was deleted yesterday. And because there is no name next to message I think the user account is deleted from the system.

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where did you got the link to this question –  refhat Aug 17 '12 at 17:25
    
@refhat I've googled the title –  nemesv Aug 17 '12 at 17:26
    
hmm, The first link results in the correct result, but unfortunately a broken link –  refhat Aug 17 '12 at 17:28
    
@refhat The link is "broken" because only users with 10k rep can see deleted questions. –  nemesv Aug 17 '12 at 17:47
    
I mean first link from google results. –  refhat Aug 17 '12 at 17:50

When a question is deleted, the answer that was accepted is automatically unaccepted, and you lose the reputation you gain from your answer. I am not sure this happens with the reputation gained from having your answer accepted, when the answer is older than X days, though.

This is what happened in your case: There isn't any link to the question because the question was deleted, and you cannot see deleted questions. If you were a 10K user, you could see deleted questions for which you are given the link.

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