When I delete my own down-voted question, don't I get my lost reputation back?

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Yes, you get your reputation back but it wont be updated immediately. To check this, you can go to /reputation page and trigger recalc. Or wait for the system to recalc until you get your lost reputation back.

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Note that the total as shown in /reputation will be the new total you'll get when you trigger the recalc. This might be lower after all. –  Arjan Mar 17 '11 at 11:29
    
(As an aside: I always thought that when deleting your own posts, reputation would be returned right away. But I don't know why I thought that.) –  Arjan Mar 17 '11 at 11:30
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@Arjan - The lost reputation is returned immediately on /reputation page but not in the user profile on site. It updates immediately only when it is through up/down votes (cancelled), not when posts get deleted. ;) –  Sachin Shanbhag Mar 17 '11 at 11:33
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