I am going through my old answers (from when I was new to SO and didn't know better) to delete the ones that make no sense.
In doing so, I discovered that I my reputation increases if I delete my old posts. However, I discovered further that the second and third posts that I deleted earned me +6 rep, while the first one earned me +8 rep:
I'm not particularly concerned about the +2 rep difference between the two; I'm just trying to understand why they were different. Can anyone clarify why this may be the case?