When reputation gets recalculated, do down vote loss in reputation also get reversed as up votes get reversed?

  • Do you mean the -1 loss as a voter, or the -2 loss as a votee? – Jon Seigel Apr 21 '10 at 20:52
  • Do you mean reputation lost (and gained) from posts that have now been deleted? – ChrisF Apr 21 '10 at 21:28
  • When I read this question originally, my brain automatically filled in what ChrisF suggested. – Pops Apr 21 '10 at 21:31

Yes, it does. This encourages deletion of bad answers, among other effects.

  • Source? Last I heard, reputation losses were not reversed. – mmyers Apr 21 '10 at 20:50
  • (This comment replaces my two earlier comments.) I've been searching for something to cite ever since I posted this answer, but I haven't been able to find anything. What I can tell you is that I loaded up stackoverflow.com/reputation and manually checked every post for which I lost rep. I'm not a 10k user there, and I know I deleted at least two posts with negative scores, but I was able to see every post for which I lost rep and they all had positive scores. In the absence of rep recalc bugs or other unlikely cases, I believe that confirms my answer. – Pops Apr 21 '10 at 21:23
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    Source found: " any reputation changes from questions and answers that have now been deleted will not affect your final reputation score" (emphasis mine) -meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42904/… – Pops Apr 21 '10 at 22:00

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