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If I delete my answer, what happens to points?

If I delete my answer, what happens to the points that have been added/subtracted from my reputation? I do not see an answer to this when I do a search in the help section.
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts?

According to access to moderator tools: Viewing deleted posts You now have privileged access to posts that have been removed, either by their authors, by users with access to moderator tools, by ...
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The difference between a bad answer and a non-answer

It seems to me (I may be wrong) that there is some sort of confusion or disagreement (recently) about what makes something "not an answer" as opposed to a bad answer. I think it is important that ...
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Why doesn’t a poster get notified when his post is deleted?

I’ve noticed several questions lately regarding people asking, some more politely than others, why their posts randomly disappeared: Why did my answer disappear? How do I contact the moderators here?...
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Why did my answer disappear?

I am very sad, I saw recently an interesting question, and I posted an answer. After it first disappeared, I posted it one more time. It took me more than one hour, to write a complete answer. And now,...
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Why Post Was Deleted?

I posted a reply to an old post on Psalm 22:16 this morning, and it was deleted? Is this not allowed? can I post it elsewhere? Thanks Andy Location of Dead Sea Scroll with Psalm 22 verse 17 - They ...
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Where can I find the reason for a question being deleted?

Just recently I answered a question about saying anenu in a case where one drank but didn't eat the whole day. I answered the question, it was accepted by the OP, and I got like 6 upvotes. Now, ...
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Getting dinged for 'not an answer' when I think I'm providing a specific answer

In re: Who is the author of Sefer Shoftim (Judges)? The OP asked for the views of 'secular scholars'. I believe that my question is an accurate, brief, summary of their views, based on several ...
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Will the community please undelete my answer to this question

There is nothing in my answer to this question (https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/81599/7303) that would fall into the category of deletion. I am asking for the community to please review it and ...
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Old deleted answers reading

Is there a shortcut to find my old deleted answers? I see a button for recent deleted answers but without possibility to extend the research.
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Scope of Moderation Authority

I found the deletion of https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/68602/1570 to be dictatorial in a manner that discourages me from wanting to post here. Odds are, like any other addict, I'll be back ...
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No notification on a deleted and restored answer

This answer to my question was deleted by its author about a half hour after posting. He edited it some and undeleted it. I come back to the site and do not find any notification of a new answer to my ...
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My unjustly acquired reputation

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. ...
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Who deleted the answer

A deleted answer says "deleted 20 mins ago" at the bottom. Deleted by whom? Deleted by Community? Deleted by User?
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Can someone request restoration of parts of a deleted answer?

I posted this question a while ago. I understand why an answer was deleted. However, within the discussion, there were a few comments that may serve as interesting and useful. As a rule, can the O.P. ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I put wrote relevant comment to this question. It was even upvoted. Now, both it, and DoubleAA's noticing a typo, are deleted. What happened? I am not upset, I just want to understand the process.
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Why was my answer deleted?

Regarding this question My answer was deleted on the spot and it does not satisfy any of the conditions mentioned in the linked article: Why was your post deleted? See the help center. I have put ...
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Why was my answer deleted, after fixing it exactly as the mod said to do?

https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/44955/6893 I submitted an answer, one mod deleted it, saying it didn't answer the question. I then edited the answer, including sources which directly answered ...
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Link only answers

There are several examples of link only answers which are as we know deprecated and not very useful for this site. Usually someone comments on the answer requesting a summary of the link, or similar ...
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Delete posts --- how can we appeal?

My answers to a post were deleted as "not answering the question." I admit they didn't answer the direct halachic question (I'm not qualified!) specifically, but did provide an answer/solution. It was ...
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Are answer posts of the form "your answer isn't..." okay?

One of the questions on Mi Yodeya is: I remember hearing that Rachel Imeinu was buried in kever Rachel, but was only there for one night and then she went to Mearas Hamachpaila. I can't ...
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What exactly is the policy of deleting and disassociation on this site

I have read many posts here on downvoting. My experience is that once a post is downvoted with out any comment, although there is no reason why one cannot make an extra 'button' to make an anonymous ...
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Self-disciplined deletion of a good answer on the wrong question

Last night I discovered that once upon a time I totally misread a question and gave an answer that just didn't fit the question that was being asked. I know, I know, how could that even happen? But I ...
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What was wrong with my answer?

I believe my answer has been wrongfully deleted. I answered this question. What was wrong with my answer? My answer. I understand that the arguments expressed by the asker of this quesiton are rooted ...
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What happened to seeing deleted Q&As?

In the past I could see deleted posts, both questions and answers, because I had reached a certain (pretty low, actually) threshold of points. Now I can't see any of them anymore. Did the threshold ...
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What happens to a flag when the community deletes the post before it's actioned?

I flagged this answer as offensive, and then voted to delete it. Then, before the flag was acted on by a mod, other members of the community voted to delete the post, and it was deleted. Looking at ...
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How does one person have two undelete votes?

Similar to the other question but this time the other way. szmear somehow had two votes to undelete his post. How did that happen?
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Can one person have two votes to delete?

The deleted answer to https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12100/732 has four delete votes, but two of them are from the same person. How did that happen?
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Is answering a question with a question not permitted?

In this question, why was this answer deleted? The answer is a question intended to demonstrate reasoning -- the question asked if Eisav was Jewish, using Yaakov as an example as Jewish by birth, and ...
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Deleting off-topic answers.

I just ran across this deleted answer, which missed the fact that the question was specifically about halachah on Shabbat. I don't feel that the appropriate response was to delete this answer, just ...
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