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I had a bounty awarded for an answer I gave. After I deleted said answer I still retained the bounty award (ie: total rep not subtracted), even though the rep audit is showing a different score (ie: without the bounty).

Is this intentional?

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May I ask, why you delete an answer, which was considered bounty-worthy? –  Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:03

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If your reputation audit is showing that you are losing the bounty reputation, then you are losing the bounty reputation. Deleting a post does not cause a direct effect on your displayed reputation, requiring a reputation recalculation to update it to the correct value. This would be the same as if you gained/lost reputation from votes prior to deleting a post.

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It's been a couple of weeks already. –  NullUserException อ_อ Aug 5 '10 at 14:53
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@Null Reputation recalcs aren't an automatic process. You have to manually request one, usually by flagging one of your posts for moderator attention and asking for a recalc. The only mechanical occurrence of a recalc is if you are involved in a serial voting incident. Time is irrelevant. –  Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 14:54
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Look, @Grace, look what Juan did: Two tiny sentences. Case closed. Your sentences are neither tiny, nor are they two. –  Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:01
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@Ladybug This time, I'm keeping this length of 3 sentences. I think explaining why the reputation is out of sync is valuable. –  Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 15:04
    
@Grace: You missed the tiny part! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:18
    
@Ladybug With this specific post, trying to trim words from my sentences is equivalent to micro-optimizations. If people can't be bothered to read a slightly elongated answer that has different characteristics, then it's my loss and I accept that. –  Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 15:30
    
@Grace: There is no hope you :( –  Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:37
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@Ladybug. I totally agree. He should be ashamed. –  devinb Aug 5 '10 at 15:48

The rep audit is the real reputation.

You are out of sync, but will get re-synced when your reputation is recalculated.

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I see. It's just that rep from upvotes gets subtracted very quickly after the post is deleted. –  NullUserException อ_อ Aug 5 '10 at 15:12
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@Null, are you sure? aren't you getting confused with "removing a vote"? (that is indeed instantaneous) –  jmfsg Aug 5 '10 at 15:15

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