So I was scrolling through my reputation tab, to see my rep breakdown and I noticed a post that has like 45+ rep, but when I clicked to see the page was deleted. I do not know why it was deleted though, seems cool but that is not my question. My question is why is it that this post is deleted but its reps adds up to my whole rep count.

So does reputation accumulated on a deleted question have an effect on your whole reputation?

If not, why? Because if someone posts something and gets a ton of downvotes and later deletes the question it does not change, same for upvotes.

  • For an answer, specifically?
    – Catija
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:26
  • yes Sir, for this questions its about an answer, but i want to know the general rule here, because its a little different from what i know on other sites here, @Catija
    – user26578
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:29
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    I'm not a sir... The rules are the same on all SE sites. I believe it has something to do with how long the post exists before it's deleted... If the post is made and deleted within a couple of days, it's one thing, but if the post exists for a while, like a week or month or something, the rep stays. I can't find any documentation, though.
    – Catija
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:30
  • yes, yes, i missed that, the answer has the docs/post for it, Thanks too Madam Catija :) @Catija
    – user26578
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:34

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According to this related answer on Meta Stack Exchange the reputation gained from the votes on a deleted post is not removed if it's at least 60 days old and has a score of at least 3.

Reputation changes from bounties, votes (both up and down), and acceptances on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified. (Exception: Reputation earned for posts with a score of three or higher, and where the post has been visible on the site for at least 60 days, is retained).

This is the case on each and every SE site.

  • hmm, guess i missed that. Thank you Sir. hope you are a Sir :)
    – user26578
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:33
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    Yes, I am.. ;-)
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 21:34
  • @checkMyProfile Don't forget to accept the answer if it is the correct solution to your problem.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 14:02

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