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I do not understand what's going on with (the community-wiki) http://stackoverflow.com/q/7146207/750378:

  • the subject ends with "[closed]"
  • below the question, it says closed as off-topic
  • then it says deleted
  • the question/answer is no longer listed on my question list
  • but I got rewarded 50 points in my popup-overview when I hover over my name
  • I do not see the +50 when I look at my reputation.

So what's going on here? The whole thread really got deleted? But I got rewarded for it?

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By norms, you shouldn't have been rewarded anything. Both the question and your answer are Community Wiki. –  hjpotter92 Oct 29 '13 at 10:26
    
You mean "shouldn't have been rewarded"? By norms? You mean it's a bug? –  DaveBall aka user750378 Oct 29 '13 at 10:28
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Did you spend a bounty on that question in the past? –  juergen d Oct 29 '13 at 10:31
    
Might be. You should add a screenshot of the popup-box showing the change. What do you notice on this page wrt question no. 7146207 –  hjpotter92 Oct 29 '13 at 10:31
    
Given some of the previous bounties by the OP, that doesn't seem unlikely indeed @juergend. –  Bart Oct 29 '13 at 10:36
    
@hjpotter92: Only the following: -- 2011-08-21 rep 0 = 43 2 7146207 (5) 2 7146207 (5) 2 7146207 (5) -- 2011-08-24 rep 0 = 78 2 7146207 (5) -- 2011-08-28 rep +10 = 110 2 7217950 (10) 2 7146207 (5) 2 7146207 (5) 2 7146207 (5) 1 7212712 (2) –  DaveBall aka user750378 Oct 29 '13 at 10:39
    
Thanks all. It is the bounty of +50 I rewarded. It is also no longer listed on my bounty list. Now I understand. –  DaveBall aka user750378 Oct 29 '13 at 10:41
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It is a request for a tool recommendation. So it is closed for that reason. This question came along in the delete vote queue so I voted to delete because my reasoning is it will attract similar questions. As for salvage of the question: You could tell which tool you used to measure X but the outcome is not what you want or not suitable for your setting, or that you used a tool to measure Y but you're as well interested in measuring X. The answer either solve your issue with the current tool or you get other tools recommended. –  rene Oct 29 '13 at 10:47
    
@rene: thanks for the comment: I just moved that part of my question to a new thread: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/203403/… –  DaveBall aka user750378 Oct 29 '13 at 10:50
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@DaveBallakauser750378 there is no such thing as a 'thread' on Stackoverflow. There are just questions and answers. Discussions are discouraged. –  dandan78 Oct 29 '13 at 10:51

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up vote 9 down vote accepted
  1. The question was closed about a month ago.
  2. It was closed as off topic since it falls under "recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource" which are no longer on topic in Stack Overflow.
  3. It was deleted yesterday after getting five delete votes from 10K+ users.
  4. True, while one can see his/her own deleted question having a direct link, it's not listed the question list in his/her profile.
  5. The +50 rep is because of an old bounty you placed over two years ago, bounty points are revoked when the question is deleted.
  6. You don't see the +50 in the reputation history because the question is deleted, try ticking the "show removed posts" checkbox and you should see it.

Also worth to mention you keep the reputation earned before the question was turned to CW, since it has score of more than 3 and was visible on the site for more than 30 days. (Source - search for "if you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation")

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(As for 4., see What is the 'Recently Deleted Questions' page in the user profile? But you might be right, as that is "currently limited to those posted in the past 60 days".) –  Arjan Oct 29 '13 at 11:33

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