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The question I answered: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16379309/syntax-error-unexpected-t-variable-in-scripts-login-scripts-php-on-line-7/16379316#16379316

Got closed, but I still had an active answer.. Me being nice, I carried on the assistance; but I have just discovered the question to be deleted:

This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation

Why did I lose the reputation gained from my answer because of this deletion?

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status-bydesign –  Cole Johnson May 5 '13 at 0:40
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Once it's deleted, it's as if it never existed. (unless it falls into a number of exceptions) –  Mysticial May 5 '13 at 0:41
    
@ColeJohnson Care to explain? –  Daryl Gill May 5 '13 at 0:41
    
Duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/q/18308/212576 –  hjpotter92 May 5 '13 at 0:42
    
I understand the moderation teams decision.. But the question was removed sometime after the question got closed.. That I can't understand why. –  Daryl Gill May 5 '13 at 0:43
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@DarylGill I believe you shouldn't even put effort in answering topics covered by Reference - What does this error mean in PHP?, the PHP cv-ring is rather strict closing and deleting such questions. –  Fabrício Matté May 5 '13 at 1:12
    
@FabrícioMatté That may be your outlook on that.. But if someone has come to Stack overflow.. i see no problem one bit with assisting them, regardless of their question.. No disrespect, but i'm not as quick to judge –  Daryl Gill May 5 '13 at 1:14
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@DarylGill Correct, helping is our aim. Though, code-dump questions with (close to) no research effort which serve for no future reference tend to end up being closed/deleted. Even more when it is about basic syntax errors such as unexpected T_XXX. I'm just saying so you're prepared for the next time this happens. –  Fabrício Matté May 5 '13 at 1:18

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When a question is deleted, it's as if it never existed in the first place.

Thus, everyone who had a reputation change from that question will have the change neutralized upon deletion.

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As an interesting side note, any badges won off the deleted question persist. –  Jeremy Holovacs May 5 '13 at 1:18

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