I deleted my old post containing an outdated answer (10k+ only) since there's a newer and better answer, but I haven't lost my rep from it yet (110). When will that rep fix occur?


When will that rep fix occur?

Never, in this case. Reputation from deleted posts is usually recalculated within a couple minutes (5-ish), but you won't lose any from that post specifically, because it qualifies for the special treatment.

See the blog post Reputation and Historical Archives:

[...] if you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it eventually gets deleted. “Worthwhile” here is defined as,

  • A score of 3 or greater
  • Visible on the site for at least 60 days

Your post had a score of 11 and was visible for 6 months before you deleted it, so you get to keep your rep.

  • I see, I guess that's something new they put in along with the other rep change stuff
    – l I
    Apr 24 '12 at 17:21
  • I thought the "special treatment" didn't apply if you deleted your own stuff. Hmmm.
    – juan
    Apr 24 '12 at 18:01
  • 2
    @Juan Special treatment just applies evenly. Otherwise, we'll start having exceptions to our exceptions to our exceptions... yadda recursion yadda.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 25 '12 at 14:36

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