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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

Downvoting answers costs reputation. Your reputation is refunded if the answer is deleted, but otherwise, downvoting answers costs 1 reputation and downvoting questions are free.
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Do we need more reputation to comment than to answer?

Whilst Ashley's answer covers the requirements, I think it's worth knowing why this is the case in the first place. Here is my understanding of the reasoning behind the reputation barrier: The '...
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Is someone vote-spamming me?

Looks like vote spam to me, but there's nothing to worry about. Stack Exchange has automated systems built in for detecting serial voting and will reverse the votes if it thinks anything suspicious is ...
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Is editing my own posts an approved-of way of earning reputation?

If you improve your posts, then it's only fair that the post score goes up, and with it your reputation. If you make edits just for the sake of making edits, hoping for fresh pairs of eyeballs to see ...
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How can I negotiate with this "angry" user?

It actually won't show other people a rep change when you downvote. If you really sat there and did math you could get extreme reason to believe at some point they downvoted, but you don't know when ...
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Do downvotes lower reputation?

Yes. Getting a question or answer downvoted (on the normal site, not on Meta) will lower your reputation score by 2 points. It costs 1 rep to downvote a post an answer. You can find more info on how ...
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Heads up: Reputation has been recalculated for questions

For any who are out of the loop on this update: This is a very controversial change as the StackExchange userbase was not officially informed of the recalculation before it was made. The meta post ...
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Why was my reputation reset?

@Glorfindel is correct - you had an answer flagged as spam. The answer You linked to a survey-site offering "Free" Robux for completing surveys. While you may not have known - those types of ...
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Reputation Fluctuating?

You recieved an upvote, which awards +10 reputation. Then, you received several downvotes, each of which costs you -2 reputation. The resultant net change leaves you at your current rep.
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Bounty rep return?

No. Bounties are not refunded when they expire: When does a bounty expire? Bounties expire after seven days. You will receive several notifications a few days before this happens. If you do ...
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"Serial voting was reversed"?

Yesterday you received a bunch of votes cast in a very short timeframe. Such anomalous patterns are reversed automatically every night. If you used a sock puppet to upvote your own account that way, ...
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Peoples reputation vanishing

This is not a bug. Retrosaur normally has tens of thousands of reputation points and earned those badges through normal use of the site. Right now this user is on a temporary suspension, so the rep ...
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Why was my reputation reset?

Looking at your reputation history, I can't help but conclude that you must have had a post flagged as spam or rude/abusive; if six users (or a ♦ moderator) flag a post as such, you'll lose 100 ...
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How did I receive 207 reputation if the max is 200?

To break it down, here is what your reputation looked like for that day: So, for this answer, you received 19 upvotes and an accept. You also had one edit approved. This can be represented as: 19 ...
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How do bounties work with repcaps?

Because the cap is based on total rep gained from upvotes per day (possibly also suggested edits if your rep were lower) not net rep gain per day. Reducing your reputation by any means does not alter ...
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how would I get more reputation on this site?

I think there are a couple things you can try to improve upon to better your reputation on this site: 1. Your questions are often easily answered by quick searches, which are usually frowned upon for ...
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"Serial voting was reversed"?

Serial voting happens when people vote on many posts by the same author. This is an abuse of the voting system, so the votes have been removed. Since those were up votes on posts by you, you lost ...
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Sudden Increase in Reputation

You got the association bonus of 100 rep. You get it once on every stack website out there once you reach 200 rep (example: You reached 200rep on Arqade, you got 100 rep here and every other stack ...
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Why does my reputation go up in waves?

It's a mix of random chance and when you post your answers. Take a look at your list of answered questions sorted by date and take note that on days where you answered several questions and got ...
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200 daily Max Reputation Tips

Post well thought out and written questions and answers, especially on currently popular games, and the rep will follow!
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Showing +20 near my reputation even though it isn't added

That indicates the amount of reputation you've gained since you last checked your profile. Your current rep is 85, but it has recently increased by 20.
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Why was my reputation not restored after my edit was restored?

Your edit was not restored, it was rejected by the question owner. After a suggested edit is approved, it can still be rejected by the owner or a moderator, which then ends the review for good. A ...
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Why is my year reputation larger than my total reputation?

While I wanted to ask this question on meta I found this question. It's asking, 'Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation?' The answer is likely the same as for my question. The ...
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If a question is deleted, what happens to any reputation linked to it?

If you look at this FAQ on MetaSE you will read that: Reputation changes from bounties and votes (both up and down) on deleted posts (including answers to a deleted question) are nullified. (...
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What can I do about being answer-banned when both of my answers were deleted?

What can I do to get my account re-activated so that I can give new answers? Two ways come to mind to do this: Post a few good questions Edit your deleted answers. Every user with 10k rep or more ...
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