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If you delete a question with a positive score will you get reputation back? Basically what I'm asking is, suppose you have a question with a score of 22, and I delete the question. Would I lose reputation? If so, how long does it take for it to re-calculate the reputation?

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  • Yes, you'll gain the reputation back. Jun 24 '18 at 19:05
  • @πάνταῥεῖ how long does it take for it to re-calculate the reputation?
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:06
  • i saw one post that said 6 months! @Glorfindel
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:06
  • Deletions will have a much more immediate effect on reputation, not waiting on a recalc (but reputation sync takes up to 5 minutes on a delete/undelete action; as to not block the user's response thread, it's offloaded to a background queue)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:07
  • any response to the edits i made? @Glorfindel
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:09
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    @itstoobadilostmymainaccount Deleting your questions might get you in worse trouble than loosing reputation. And sure, you'll also loose reputation if you delete upvoted questions. Jun 24 '18 at 19:10
  • @πάνταῥεῖ how so?
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:11
  • @Glorfindel to back my 6 months comment: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36050/…
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:12
  • @itstoobadilostmymainaccount You may read up here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86997/… Jun 24 '18 at 19:12
  • @itstoobadilostmymainaccount And with deleted questions, it's even harder to get out. Jun 24 '18 at 19:13
  • @Glorfindel "I've only had one rep recalc in about 6 months, so results may vary. You might not see a rep hit for quite some time. But take into account, you will lose all rep received from deleted upvotes eventually."
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:13
  • @itstoobadilostmymainaccount ""I've only had one rep recalc in about 6 months, so results may vary." There's no such thing. You are probably talking bout something completely different. Jun 24 '18 at 19:15
  • @πάνταῥεῖ meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36050/… ?????
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:16
  • @itstoobadilostmymainaccount I don't know which kind of recalc the OP there talks about. Jun 24 '18 at 19:18
  • @πάνταῥεῖ the recalculation that was commonplace eight years ago.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:18
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The post you linked to in the comments is eight years old and describes a situation that is no longer the case.

When a post is deleted which affected your reputation (whether that is because it's your post and it received up- or downvotes, you suggested an edit on it and got +2 reputation from the approval, it's an answer and you downvoted it, costing 1 reputation, etc., etc.) your reputation will be recalculated in 5 minutes, give or take:

Deletions will have a much more immediate effect on reputation, not waiting on a recalc (but reputation sync takes up to 5 minutes on a delete/undelete action; as to not block the user's response thread, it's offloaded to a background queue)

The only exception is when a post you wrote has a score of 3 or more and is at least 60 days old. Reputation gained/lost from that post will not be removed.

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  • thanks for all the edits!
    – user393523
    Jun 24 '18 at 19:21