I recently deleted an answer that I had posted. The answer had attracted one downvote and one upvote. (Net effect on my rep. +8).

One of the comments clearly demonstrated that the answer was wrong.

I feel that the 8 were unjustly acquired.

Does/should the system take account of this?

This question is highly related the answer to this question on phantom reputation.

  • Here's something on the topic from a Stack Exchange employee. A quotation therefrom partially answers your question "Does... the system take account of this?": "the system strives to both limit the amount of deletions that can be performed at one time and automatically notifies the moderator team" if there were many deletions by a single author.
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 5, 2015 at 21:44
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    I'm not sure I understand the question. I'm pretty sure that the 8 points should disappear when you delete a post like that. Did they?
    – MTL
    Aug 5, 2015 at 22:30
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    Note that rep score totals probably lag behind the events that affect them.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Aug 5, 2015 at 22:58
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    Rep is a rough indication of how well you know your way around the system. You have 18,512. 8 points one way or t'other is irrelevant. But you can check by viewing your rep history at judaism.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=reputation.
    – TRiG
    Aug 6, 2015 at 11:26
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    @Shokhet Apologies. When checking the reputation, I find no record of the occurrences I referred to. So the question is not a question. Aug 6, 2015 at 15:33
  • Oh, and I misread the question as "I got eight rep points for deleting an answer of mine". Ignore my preceding comment.
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:48


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