The situation: A < 2k rep user suggests and edit, which is then approved. They gain +2 rep for this action. Later the edit is rolled back. Does the +2 rep disappear?

Related but not an answer to this question: this post.

  • Moderator BoltClock seems to think no: Reject an already-approved suggested edit when rolling it back
    – Dennis
    Aug 7, 2012 at 2:55
  • @Dennis Hmm, interesting! And that's a rather recent post, too. I ask because I've been doing a lot of editing today, and at times my rep is magically decreasing by 2 when I refresh, even though I don't see any negative rep explanations in the reputation section of my profile. Maybe BoltClock's suggestion was implemented? /curious
    – WendiKidd
    Aug 7, 2012 at 2:59
  • And deleted posts wouldn't explain the drops? You can check for those if you tick show removed posts on your reputation overview.
    – Dennis
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:04
  • @Dennis Wasn't aware of that box, thanks for the info! It didn't change anything on my rep page, though.
    – WendiKidd
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:05
  • I don't believe reputation retractions from deleted suggested edits show up in the reputation history. Feature request?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:16
  • @animuson If you do in fact lose rep for this, then yes, definitely a feature request! Since nothing does show up, I wasn't sure if you lost rep for them or not. It seems like you do, based on my experience, but I haven't found any hard evidence to back it up.
    – WendiKidd
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:18
  • @animuson: I think they do: Screenshot -- the only interaction I had with that question was a suggested edit.
    – jscs
    Aug 14, 2012 at 19:25
  • @JoshCaswell: Good to know. I've never had a suggested edit on a deleted post before, I've only heard that people can't find the events.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 14, 2012 at 19:31

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To answer your primary question: no, a rollback does not cause a reversal of the reputation gained (although some people wish it did). The only thing that will cause you to lose reputation from a suggested edit is if the post gets deleted*.

* However, this isn't true for orphaned tag wikis since they never actually get deleted; they just float off into imagination land.

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    they just float off into imagination land. Actually they are kept around, in a mod only list of "orphaned wikis", a list no mod ever has found any use for...
    – yannis
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:32
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    Shhhh, let them imagine things.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 7, 2012 at 3:33

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