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When you delete your answer, which has score e.g. 0 (+1 upvote and -1 downvote). Upvote is +5 and downvote is -2. So the reputation gain from answer is still +3. When you delete that answer, you will lost those 3 points of rep, but when you undelete you wont back those 3 points of reputation.

I think this is a bug, if not, correct me please.

I dont know if this behavior is same on questions.

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Which answer are you talking about? –  hims056 Dec 13 '12 at 13:44
    
In the time it took to file this, you could have easily gained 3 rep elsewhere. :-) –  Aaron Bertrand Dec 13 '12 at 14:50
    
That said, I don't know that you've allowed enough time for your rep to adjust to the activity (not everything is real-time). And how often are you deleting and un-deleting answers, really? –  Aaron Bertrand Dec 13 '12 at 14:51

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

You will get the reputation delta back (unless there was no delta after the fact, e.g. the rep cap was later hit from some of those votes) within 5 minutes. It's based on a task that runs every 5 minutes handling the rep sync for the delete/undelete case.

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First of all we get +10 for upvote the answer (+5 is for the question). If you have un-deleted the answer before few minutes, wait for few time it will be refunded automatically. Or you can trigger the reputation recalc from http://stackoverflow.com/reputation using Trigger Reputation Recalc button*. It recalc your reputation.

* Note: Reputation cannot be recalculated more than once per day.

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