I know you can get a 'bronze badge' if you delete a +3 score post, but do you lose that rep?

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    I’m fairly sure the answer is “yes”.
    – alexwlchan
    May 5 '14 at 8:04

Check out this question from Meta.StackExchange:

Reputation changes from votes (both up and down) on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified. (Exception: Reputation earned for posts with a score of three or higher, and where the post has been visible on the site for at least 60 days, is retained).

Reputation lost as a penalty for having a post deleted by flagging is not returned.

So the answer is "yes and no". If you erase your own question with at score of at least 3 (not necessarily 3 upvotes - could be 50 upvotes and 47 downvotes) that has been around for a while, you won't lose the rep.

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    As a side note: this (60 days) is a new feature. Back when I earned my bronze badge; you lost the rep 100% of time, even form an older post. And to delete a post, you had to find a terminal in another state, and walk there barefoot, in the snow, uphill both ways. May 5 '14 at 15:43
  • Thanks. I don't always get the opportunity to research as much as I'd like.
    – Morgan
    May 6 '14 at 7:50

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