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I'm doing a project where I have to mine through some stackoverflow data and I was wondering if the reputation that a user earns/loses on a question that is deleted/closed/locked counts towards the user's overall reputation or are they discarded as soon as the original question's status is changed to one of the above?
So if for example I originally have 10 reputation points and I answer a question and my answer gets upvoted twice and now have 30 points. If this question is deleted in the future, will my reputation go back to 10 points?
From browsing a few posts related to this, it seems that reputation on deleted/closed questions does count, but i am not sure with respect to deleted questions. Also it seems there have been a few bug fixes in this area over the past. So I was hoping someone can give a definitive answer to this.
As an aside , I would also appreciate it if someone could tell me what happens to the reputation points earned/lost on deleted answers as well.