If a question gets closed, does any reputation earned on that question go away when the question goes away?

1 Answer 1


No, you still earn reputation from closed questions.

However, if the question is then deleted, then the reputation will be lost, with some amendments provided in the answer to another question: Clarifying the criteria for when rep from deleted posts is maintained

  • 5
    Do closed questions get deleted?
    – Kiril
    Jun 12, 2010 at 2:28
  • 2
    @Lirik They mostly do get deleted, but a few linger on and some get reopened. Note that deletion, like closing, is not a one-way process, but instead can be undone.
    – waiwai933
    Jun 12, 2010 at 2:40

You must log in to answer this question.

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