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One of my questions got closed, as it was very similar to some other posted questions (though I don't feel the linked questions answered what I was trying to ask).

There's no point to the question staying online, as it doesn't answer anything, so I was going to delete it - but if I do that will it remove the reputation of the helpful answerers I want to upvote?

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Sachin's answer was correct at the time he posted it, but it's no longer completely accurate. As of March 2012,

[If] you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it eventually gets deleted. "Worthwhile" here is defined as,

  • A score of 3 or greater
  • Visible on the site for at least 60 days
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If you have obtained the reputation for that question or some other users have obtained reputation for your question, then yours/theirs reputation will be lost during the next recalc process. This result is not immediately visible on your profile, but sometime in future you will see a reputation drop.

In your case, the question or the answers have no upvotes or downvotes. Hence this will not affect anything if you delete the question. Only the effort/time spent by users on your question is wasted thats all.

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Thank you, that answers my question. –  Mikaveli Feb 4 '11 at 12:08

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