Do you lose the +2 edit rep if the edited post is subsequently deleted?

It seems a little unfair if this is true, but reputation can evaporate in this way in similar circumstances.

  • I would imagine so, but have no evidence to back this up.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 0:23
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    confirmed, both @Michaels have the right answer :)
    – waffles
    Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 23:28

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TL;DR: After testing with this other answer here, I can confirm the reputation gained for suggesting an edit is gone when the post is deleted.

Here are the full steps taken:

  1. I edited Benny's (now-deleted) answer, and I immediately got 2 points for the edit, after it was approved.
  2. Benny deleted his answer, and although I retained the points in my total rep, they were dropped from my reputation report.
  3. I did a recalc, and as expected, the 2 points I got for editing Benny's answer disappeared.

In that respect, the behavior is exactly the same as that seen when you get points for a post, then delete that post. The points stick around until your reputation is recalculated.

Editor's note: In the past, there used to be a "Recalculate" button in the Reputation Report page, however it was removed after improving the automated reputation synchronization process.

  • I did it and now it is deleted do a recalc and see what happens
    – Benny
    Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 1:10
  • @Benny: I just did a recalc, and as predicted, the points disappeared. Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 1:13

It's probably worth noting you won't lose your reputation from the suggested edits if the post is 60 or more days old and has a score of 3 or higher. This is similar to authors not losing reputation for upvotes on such a post after it is deleted, as documented in e.g. the FAQ and this blog post. (Source: I just scienced it here - I did trigger a reputation recalculation to be sure.)


I would expect it to be just like rep from upvotes on that post -- you lose it if your rep is recalculated


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