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I have lost a couple of points today, no biggy, but I can't work out why. Everything points to these pages, but there are no down votes.

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Downvoting an answer "cost" one reputation point. If you downvoted those two answers, it means you lost 2 reputation points because of that.

By the way, downvoting a question is free of any cost.

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ah ha. thanks for that – tomwrong Aug 24 '11 at 11:25
Cheers, this is the only reputation loss that is not displayed anywhere. – Shadow Wizard Aug 24 '11 at 11:26
You should be able to see the unique IDs of answers you've downvoted in the Reputation Calculator with a -1 next to them. If you then paste that unique reference number xxx into the URL stackoverflow.com/questions/xxx and browse there, you will be navigated directly to the answer you downvoted. – razlebe Aug 24 '11 at 11:45
@raz - nice, didn't know that! This surely worth mentioning here then: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8211/… will you pick the glove up, or prefer me to do that? :) – Shadow Wizard Aug 24 '11 at 11:57
@Shadow Thanks, I'll do that. :) – razlebe Aug 24 '11 at 12:01
When you give a downvote, the -1 appears in your reputation summary on your reputation page, with [-1] [downvote] [link to answer]. I don't understand why all of these workarounds are necessary to see this? – staticbeast Aug 24 '11 at 12:12
@static weird, I was sure they removed this feature from the reputation page. Anyhow, seeing it all at once in /reputation page can still be useful, you don't have to expand anything to find it. – Shadow Wizard Aug 24 '11 at 12:20
I agree with that, I was just confused as to why the reputation tab was being ignored in the discussion. – staticbeast Aug 24 '11 at 12:22
Hah - didn't know that appeared in the rep page, and have long been using the workaround. :) @static thanks for educating me. – razlebe Aug 24 '11 at 12:36
@static - picky of me, but ones own downvotes actually appear with [downvoted][link to answer]. [downvote] is used to indcate where you have been downvoted by someone else. – razlebe Aug 24 '11 at 12:37
@razlebe, you are correct. I would rather you were picky and the correct information was displayed than you weren't and people saw the wrong information. – staticbeast Aug 24 '11 at 12:42
I've added an explanation of that browsing to that "Hidden Features of SO" question here. – razlebe Aug 24 '11 at 12:45
@raz yep seen that already.. thanks! :-) – Shadow Wizard Aug 24 '11 at 12:47
Can I now delete my question to get my meta points back? – tomwrong Aug 26 '11 at 13:34
I prefer to avoid deleting questions if they have any value to other people.. points should now not be a problem so I'll advice to keep this question. – Shadow Wizard Aug 28 '11 at 8:21

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