I Know we lose reputation when we give an answer and the questions gets deleted.
My question is simple: Why do we lose reputation when the question is deleted?
First, if you've contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it eventually gets deleted. “Worthwhile” here is defined as,
- A score of 3 or greater
- Visible on the site for at least 60 days
These are the requirements to keep your points if the questions gets deleted. What? 60 days?
I had an answer with 20 upvotes so I guess it was "somehow" helpful to someone. But a few days after, the OP decides that even if he had accepted my answer, he would delete the question. Why should I loose 200 reputation because of this? Yes I guess I should loose the accept bonus and the OP's vote if he did vote but I should not have to pay for is choice to remove the question since I earned my reputation fair and square.
This is, in my opinion, a very bad design. The day count should be lowered a lot and even ruled out if the OP accepts the answer.
Someone pointed out OP can't delete the question if it has up voted answer. Well no matter who deleted it, I don't believe I should lose my reputation.
The question. Like I said I understand I can loose point given by the OP but I spend a lot of time around here asking / answering question and I always found that the site is well balanced and stuff but this is really bad.