A user may be involved in many types of contributions: Questioning, Answering, Voting, Flagging etc. What happens with these contributions after a user is deleted?

As this involves community, its obvious to assume that it would affect other users too (like reputation fluctuation etc). What exactly are the effects on others after a user is deleted?

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Delete option will delete the user account, anonymizes the account and will deletes any negatively voted posts they own. Any post with score 0 or above will not be deleted.

In this case, you may end up losing some rep - particularly if you've answered on a negatively voted questions and have answer with upvotes. You may also gain some rep, in case your post was downvoted. The voting will remain unchanged, since votes are anonymous by design.

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