# Getting reputation back after deleting answer

Today it happened to me 2 times, I posted answer to questions and I got 3 (and 1 on another answer) downvotes on my answer. After that I deleted my answers. Then after some time when I check my reputation, it get back to initial before getting downvotes.

So whenever we delete our post with downvotes return that reputation?

• It also restores the $-1$ point to each downvoter of your deleted answer when you delete it. – hardmath Dec 25 '16 at 15:50