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If I gave an answer with some upvotes and then I remove it, will my acquired reputation decrease proportionally to the upvote's score?

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Maybe, it is flaky. You'll lose the rep when it is recalculated. /reputation page for example. –  Uphill Luge Jun 14 '11 at 14:37

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Yes it will decrease. The real question is when. Might be instant, but most likely won't be till you manually recalculate or till the next global recalc.

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It's not going to be instant unless you manage to delete right before a global reputation recalc. –  Anna Lear Jun 14 '11 at 15:01

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