I learned recently that downvoting no longer costs reputation. But I found this in my reputation count today after voting on this answer:

-1 23:02 downvoted Where can I find more Eridium?

So what's the deal? Has reputation loss for downvoting been reintroduced?

  • Answer has been removed in case you go looking for it.
    – Sadly Not
    Sep 20, 2012 at 1:11
  • I saw this recently and was confused by the difference between -2 and -1 rep being lost through my reputation, and I couldn't figure out what was going on until now
    – Ben
    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:12

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Downvoting questions does not cost any reputation. Downvoting answers costs 1 reputation. Its really not enough for it to be an issue though.

  • Aha, reading through the article again that makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up.
    – Sadly Not
    Sep 20, 2012 at 0:47

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