What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

I'm simply curious. After all, reputation is taken away to prevent abusive downvoting.

share|improve this question
You don't lose any rep from downvoting questions in the first place. – lunboks Oct 28 '11 at 19:19

1 Answer 1

up vote 12 down vote accepted

You do get your rep back if the answer you downvoted is deleted, but you don't if it is locked, or if its question is closed.

Also note that downvotes on questions are free.

share|improve this answer
See this post for info on recalculating rep – Michael Mrozek Oct 28 '11 at 19:04

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .