Sometimes I get downvote with a good comment so I delete my post immediately. And my post is not aged more than one hour. So the downvote let's me loose 2 reputation and when I delete it I loose 2 more reputation.

Can I know why that happened?

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Are you sure that's what is happening? Deleting a post should recover the lost reputation, not the other way around. –  Oded Jan 9 '13 at 9:57
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Deleteing an answer for haveing one downvote seems...overkill to say the least. –  tombull89 Jan 9 '13 at 9:58
    
yes, 100% sure :( –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 9:58
    
@tombull89 - sorry, but didn't get your point. please reform –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 9:58
    
@mamdouhalramadan - go to stackoverflow.com/reputation and click Trigger Reputation Recalc. –  hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 9:59
    
I did. reps are still the same –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:00
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Which answer did you delete? Also are you sure you didn't get a down-vote on another question or answer at around the same time? –  ChrisF Jan 9 '13 at 10:04
    
I really can't remember what was it. the problem occurred twice with me. first time was a while ago, second time was yesterday(or the day after for time zone difference). and yes I'm sure - @ChrisF –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:08
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Go to your reputation tab > click on show removed posts and find out where you get downvote and you deleted the answer. –  hims056 Jan 9 '13 at 10:10
    
@hims056 - it's either this one PHP cannot modify header, error pointing to code after header or Trouble with static properties? not sure though. –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:17
    
@hims056 - sorry, just found them, this one End a foreach loop from an if inside and What does "?-" mean in Prolog? those were the two questions –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:48
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

These 2x -2 reputation changes were from suggested edits you had to other posts which were then deleted:

That's intentional, since presumably they were bad edits. I tend to agree the above 2 fit the intention, neither fixes the post.

What's not intentional is the delay in recalculating reputation (triggered by those other deletes) or not displaying it. I'll confer with the team and see what we want to do here.

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Hi, I'm not asking to get it back, just wanted to know what happened. thank you very much. –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:55
    
@mamdouhalramadan - totally understand, just trying to explain the details...we'll get this fixed one way or another asap. –  Nick Craver Jan 9 '13 at 10:57
    
thank you anyway :) –  mamdouh alramadan Jan 9 '13 at 10:59
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@NickCraver Something similar happens to me on occasion, often it is an answer I downvoted that gets deleted and I get my rep back. However, when it happens my rep occasionally goes down instead of up like it should. I've assumed that edit deletions do not get immediately recalculated, and it isn't until the deletion triggers the recalc that my rep reflects the actual score (but it is nothing more than an assumption, I've never tried to figure it out in any more detail. –  psubsee2003 Jan 9 '13 at 12:56
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