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One of my question was deleted by mods, after I flagged it as unconstructive, (it was a a perfect duplicate)

-3   1 hour ago removed Why can't I use somefunction()[0] in PHP?

there was no up/down votes, and an accepter answer (1 line, pointing to docs and duplicate question)

Why -3 and not -2 then?
Is this a compensation for the person that answered?

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closed as too localized by animuson, jonsca, yoozer8, Pops, Dennis Nov 16 '12 at 18:40

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

For that post (10K+ only), you were given 1 upvote, and 1 downvote. You never accepted an answer. That means you gained 3 points total (+5 for an upvote, -2 for a downvote).

When the question was deleted, you thus lost the 3 reputation points again.

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