Hi I am answering the questions and users are upvoting my answers in SO but still I have not gained any reputation nor it is showing the questions that I have answered in my profile webpage.

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    Link all posts you have answered
    – Himanshu
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 5:45
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    It looks like all of your posts may have been deleted. (Here's one.)
    – Jeremy
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 5:47
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    And here is your trivial answer which is converted to comment.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 5:49
  • But what about the reputation I gained, it was nearly 30 on 1st day and I was able to cast vote but now all is gone.
    – nosheen
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 5:55
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    Yep, deleting answers remove rep. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 5:55
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    @LanceRoberts, I don't think that it is prejudice, nor gratuitous text, it is entirely reasoned.
    – Benjol
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 6:21
  • @Benjol, prejudice isn't always a bad thing, though I don't like that particular one. I understand the reasoning, and usually add verbiage myself to back up the link, but terseness should be appreciated. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 6:24
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    @LanceRoberts, definitely, but self-contained terseness.
    – Benjol
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 6:32
  • @Benjol, agree, it's an art (that I haven't necessarily mastered myself). Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 6:33
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    May I also say, please don't have your coworkers selectively vote for your posts (and likewise, don't just vote for their answers). Votes need to come based on a post's technical merit, not the person leaving it. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 14:55

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One of your answers is deleted (as mentioned by Jeremy Banks). And one of your trivial answer is converted to comment.

So you don't gain/lose reputation on deleted posts. And also you don't gain/lose any reputation by comments. Reputation changes from votes (both up and down) on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified (except an exception).

  • I don't see a deleted answer for the post which you claim was converted to a comment. AFAIK conversion to comment leaves behind the answer in deleted form. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 9:14
  • @CodesInChaos - Because it is auto converted comment. (Directly converted when you click on Post Your Answer)
    – Himanshu
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 9:16
  • For the second answer, I think you mean to point to this one: stackoverflow.com/questions/14684291/… , which was a comment left as an answer. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 14:52
  • @BradLarson I am talking about the comment I have linked. I can't see deleted answer.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 15:04
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    @hims056 - They had a second answer that was really a comment, which was removed. I thought that might be what you were talking about. The auto-converted one wouldn't have accumulated any votes to begin with, but these deleted ones did. Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 15:19

As already stated

  • You won't gain/loss reputation on deleted answers/questions
  • No reputation change on comment vote either

Now going through 2 of your answers, the first one is more like a clarification in a question (which is off topic also), and you should use comment field for that kind of purpose. It was simply not an answer, and so moderator deleted it.

The second one is a link only answer, and which are discouraged here on SO. Your post should answer the question even if the link goes dead, which is not the case with your answer. So it is converted as a comment.

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