I recently deleted a question about ext3/block tunables because I answered it myself and figured it had an obvious answer. Then I noticed that my reputation went down five points as a result. I was just wondering why this was the case.
It would seem like we would want people to remove unnecessary questions to improve the signal-to-noise ratio on searches. At the very least I was penalized for doing what amounts to proactive housecleaning.
Not to say I was going to take a vacation to Maui with my fake reputation points, just kind of unusual behavior from where I sit.