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Here's something I noticed this morning, and was disappointed I guess. Two days ago, I provided an answer to a question on Stackoverflow. That answer received two upvotes, so I gained 20 points. Yay!
It appears that earlier today, the OP (or someone) removed the question from SO, so any points earned from answering the question were removed.
So this is what I'm seeing (the post I'm referencing is called Rename a Button)
So, my question to the community is this:
If I took the time to answer a question, and others in the community felt the answer was worth upvoting, should those points be taken away because the OP (or someone else) later chooses to delete the question?