Yes, I know, we have this question: How can I delete my account?

But it's not clear.

Old SOru discussion: Когда аккаунт удаляется с сохранением голосов?. A user with high reputation score was deleted, and all their votes were invalidated.

Recently our member with 15k+ reputation was deleted and his votes were invalidated. So, did Stack Exchange staff decide, that 15k is not a high reputation score? Or something else?

How many reputation points exactly should a deleted user have to prevent vote invalidation?


The reputation does not matter; it's all about the (up)votes they've cast.

Of course, high reputation users are likely to have been active for a longer period and thus cast more votes. But there's not a threshold like you're asking for.

Another recent case was this where the user with the most reputation on the site was deleted, and all their votes were invalidated.

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  • Thanks. Interesting. So, another way, what's criteria for those decisions if, in general, reputation doesn't count? 'cause I'm sure that this user wasn't involved in voting fraud or something like this. – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Sep 14 '18 at 14:13
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    Those can be found in the linked answer. There are no specific criteria, it seems that's on purpose to prevent people from taking advantage of them. – Glorfindel Sep 14 '18 at 14:16
  • It all depends on the mood of the reviewer. Got it. – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Sep 14 '18 at 14:21
  • So, casting >50 upvotes isn't enough for these "low" thresholds? I'm skeptical. (And your linked example is very clearly anything but "oh thousands of votes isn't enough to hit the threshold".) – Nathan Tuggy Sep 15 '18 at 17:47
  • Quoting Shog: "If, during review, it becomes apparent that the user is or ever was involved in voting fraud, the votes are discarded as they would normally be." I don't know if this is the case here. – Glorfindel Sep 15 '18 at 18:04

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