Obviously, reputation is regained when a question or answer is deleted. And reputation is subtracted (-1) on my downvote- as in when I downvote a post.

But what happens if I downvoted a answer, lost 2 rep, and then the question or answer gets deleted? Would I also get back my lost reputation from the downvote I downvoted?

I haven’t exactly wanted to test this theory- but because normal rep is regained on deletion- I would assume that my downvote rep would also be regained? Does anyone know?


1 Answer 1


Yes it does - It is a -1 not a -2 and is shown as 'removed' on your reputation tab in your profile when you check.

enter image description here

  • Sorry, I meant -1! Thanks- I didn’t know. Commented Jun 3 at 6:50

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .