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I had a bounty awarded for an answer I gave. After I deleted said answer I still retained the bounty award (ie: total rep not subtracted), even though the rep audit is showing a different score (ie: without the bounty).

Is this intentional?

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    May I ask, why you delete an answer, which was considered bounty-worthy? – Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:03
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If your reputation audit is showing that you are losing the bounty reputation, then you are losing the bounty reputation. Deleting a post does not cause a direct effect on your displayed reputation, requiring a reputation recalculation to update it to the correct value. This would be the same as if you gained/lost reputation from votes prior to deleting a post.

  • It's been a couple of weeks already. – NullUserException อ_อ Aug 5 '10 at 14:53
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    @Null Reputation recalcs aren't an automatic process. You have to manually request one, usually by flagging one of your posts for moderator attention and asking for a recalc. The only mechanical occurrence of a recalc is if you are involved in a serial voting incident. Time is irrelevant. – Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 14:54
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    Look, @Grace, look what Juan did: Two tiny sentences. Case closed. Your sentences are neither tiny, nor are they two. – Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:01
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    @Ladybug This time, I'm keeping this length of 3 sentences. I think explaining why the reputation is out of sync is valuable. – Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 15:04
  • @Grace: You missed the tiny part! – Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:18
  • @Ladybug With this specific post, trying to trim words from my sentences is equivalent to micro-optimizations. If people can't be bothered to read a slightly elongated answer that has different characteristics, then it's my loss and I accept that. – Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 15:30
  • @Grace: There is no hope you :( – Ladybug Killer Aug 5 '10 at 15:37
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    @Ladybug. I totally agree. He should be ashamed. – devinb Aug 5 '10 at 15:48
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The rep audit is the real reputation.

You are out of sync, but will get re-synced when your reputation is recalculated.

  • I see. It's just that rep from upvotes gets subtracted very quickly after the post is deleted. – NullUserException อ_อ Aug 5 '10 at 15:12
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    @Null, are you sure? aren't you getting confused with "removing a vote"? (that is indeed instantaneous) – juan Aug 5 '10 at 15:15

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