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I post a question and I get 10 upvotes for it and then I hide it then will I get those points or will I lose them .

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I was pretty sure PM was wrong and after testing it here I was proved correct. My answer had 2 upvotes and I was at 14,036 points, after hiding the answer, I remained at 14,036 points, not losing 20 for the 2 upvotes. Points changes from upvotes or down votes are kept even after the post is hidden.

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Woah.... the Super Administrator of the site was even wrong....
Huh, strange. That's not how it's supposed to work. I will check into it.
lol It's been like that for a long time
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OK sorry I had this wrong, I was getting confused with another feature. Here is actually what happens:

  • If your post is hidden, you keep the points you gained or lost from the post.
    • So if you had 2 upvotes and gained 20 points, when the post is hidden you keep those 20 points.
    • If you had 2 downvotes and lost 20 points, when the post is hidden you are still 20 points down.
  • There is also a possibility to gain points just for making a post, but this is set at zero here (used to be 2 points). In that case if a post was hidden you would lose the 2 points gained by posting, but keep points from upvotes/downvotes.
  • Hidden posts get cleared out occasionally. When this happens you would regain any points you lost from the hidden posts, but also lose any points you had gained from them.
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You will get those points. They will stay.

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I thought you lost your points from hiding your own question..it was last time.