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Say I post an answer on a recently asked question, yet a FGITW scenario means that so do about a half dozen other SO users. My answer might get a handful of upvotes, but ultimately someone else gets the green check.
Since all of the answers are roughly saying the same thing, I go ahead and delete my answer since it's not really adding anything to the discussion (and the question's already been answered).
My question is: what happens to the rep I got from my upvoted question? Do I still get awarded the points even though my answer no longer exists? Is this by design, or will I lose the points on a rep recalc? I'd rather have SO be less cluttered and am willing to delete redundant answers of mine; I'm just interested in the mechanics of how rep works in a situation like this.