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I edit posts quite often and usually some of them are then removed and I lose the reputation gained by the edit. This is normal, and usually it happens to me with maybe 10% of edited posts in a day...

But some hours ago, my reputation fell down 20 points, because 10 posts that I had edited were removed at a time...

So, why were those posts removed? I guess there must be an automated process that deleted those posts, but with what criteria?

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I suppose it would have been worse if the script had run shortly after you reached the 2000 threshold and make you lose the just-gained edit privilege again? –  Daniel Fischer May 11 '13 at 17:19

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The automatic deletion script ran about 5 hours ago. It removed questions that were downvoted and/or closed and received no other attention for 30 days.

You can find the current exact criteria here.

We are also looking at implementing additional criteria for removing closed and abandoned questions, but I don't think that's live yet.

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Thanks for the info @Anna –  MikO May 11 '13 at 17:11

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