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This question already has an answer here:

The question I answered:

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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marked as duplicate by Lucifer, Lance Roberts, Mat, hims056, Martijn Pieters May 5 '13 at 6:32

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status-bydesign – Cole Johnson May 5 '13 at 0:40
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 – 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
@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
@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
up vote 3 down vote accepted

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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