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If a question gets closed, does any reputation earned on that question go away when the question goes away?

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No, you still earn reputation from closed questions.

However, if the question is then deleted, then the reputation will be lost, with some amendments provided in the answer to another question: Clarifying the criteria for when rep from deleted posts is maintained

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Do closed questions get deleted? –  Lirik Jun 12 '10 at 2:28
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@Lirik They mostly do get deleted, but a few linger on and some get reopened. Note that deletion, like closing, is not a one-way process, but instead can be undone. –  waiwai933 Jun 12 '10 at 2:40
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