I was just curious about my stats and realized that some 25% of my accepted answers are not there anymore, while my reputation did not change.

So my (simple) question is:

Has there been a major Cleanup in the last few days?

And as a (quite obvious) followup, the reputation awarded for an answer that is later deleted sticks to the user forever, or am I wrong here?

Greetings from snowy Austria :)

  • Greetings back from grey Vienna :)
    – kaiser
    Feb 19, 2013 at 10:34

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No, there was no major clean-up. Of your five deleted answers …

  • two were deleted by yourself (this and this),
  • one was deleted when the asker deleted the question, and
  • two were deleted by me. This was really just a comment, and this was a bare link to the duplicate.
  • Okay, no Problem, just wanted to be sure about it. The reputation of deleted Stuff sticks, right?
    – fischi
    Feb 14, 2013 at 9:44
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    No, it doesn’t. When a post with +3 is deleted you lose 30 points. That’s why you should not answer poor question: we clean those up from time, and it hurts more to lose something. :)
    – fuxia Mod
    Feb 14, 2013 at 9:57

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