If I gave an answer with some upvotes and then I remove it, will my acquired reputation decrease proportionally to the upvote's score?

marked as duplicate by gnat, Glorfindel discussion Oct 25 '18 at 15:54

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    Maybe, it is flaky. You'll lose the rep when it is recalculated. /reputation page for example. – Uphill Luge Jun 14 '11 at 14:37

Yes it will decrease. The real question is when. Might be instant, but most likely won't be till you manually recalculate or till the next global recalc.

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    It's not going to be instant unless you manage to delete right before a global reputation recalc. – Adam Lear Jun 14 '11 at 15:01

Since this question was asked (and jzd's answer was accepted), the system has been updated. You should see a near instantaneous change in your total reputation score when you delete an answer with votes.

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