I recently visited this question which has this answer - deleted only seen by users who has reputation more than 10k


Please see above image it says I have upvoted the question, I doubt as I don't remember doing so. But just cross checked with the user's profile and checked reputation, which has nothing under his account.

So question is how does that happened ? is it bug ? or am I missing something ?

  • Maybe you meant to downvote and misclicked. Happens to all of us. Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 12:26
  • I really don't know what happened but really I feel somewhat ashamed, so posted question to clerify. Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 12:27

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This is working as designed. You certainly upvoted that answer.

The reason you don't see any reputation on the user profile is because the post is deleted; votes on deleted posts are not counted, as if the votes were never cast at all*.

From the deletion FAQ:

  • Reputation changes from votes (both up and down) on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified.

*Unless the post was at least 60 days old and had a score of 3 or higher when deleted.

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