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Recently I asked a question on serverfault and someone commented on it, i also saw that at about the same time I lose 2 reputation points.

Do you lose reputation when someone comments? (Which sorta makes sense)

UPDATE The reason I thought it makes sense, is because usually someone only has to comment when you're question was not clear enough, or when it didn't have enough info. Since it's bad of you to leave vague questions that need explaining, I thought you'd lose rep.

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How would that make sense? –  balpha Jul 31 '09 at 13:40
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They were being nice by leaving you the comment when they downvoted –  random Jul 31 '09 at 13:40
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Something tells me Rory has never heard of Occam's razor. –  XMLbog Jul 31 '09 at 13:59
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Welbog: Maybe he's not allowed to play with sharp things without supervision. –  TheTXI Jul 31 '09 at 14:16
    
sorry for taking your rep, forgive me –  Ian Elliott Jul 31 '09 at 14:27
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@Welbog: post hoc ergo propter hoc It's in Latin, so it must be science. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 31 '09 at 14:29
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@Pesto: Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur. –  mmyers Jul 31 '09 at 14:54
    
@mmyers: Ooooh, that's a much longer sentence. It must be even more profound! –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 31 '09 at 15:12
    
@Pesto Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes! –  user132619 Jul 31 '09 at 19:01
    
I updated the question explaining my reasoning –  Rory Aug 4 '09 at 14:50

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He downvoted you and left a comment explaining it. They are not related. You can downvote without commenting and comment without downvoting. One does not cause the other.

(Which sorta makes sense)

You're going to have to explain what horrible confusion of ideas leads you to believe that commenting should remove reputation because I'm afraid I can't fathom how anyone could come up with something like that.

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+1 For using the word fathom in an extremely nice way :) –  Diago Jul 31 '09 at 13:47
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@Diago: +1 for using words. You know how much I like words. –  XMLbog Jul 31 '09 at 13:57
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I am commenting in the hopes that you lose rep. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 31 '09 at 14:40
    
But I want to comment on your comment PEsto, in hopes that YOU will lose rep. –  Tyler Carter Jul 31 '09 at 14:55
    
@Chacha102: I once lost rep right after eating a cheeseburger. Maybe you should give me a cheeseburger. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 31 '09 at 15:23
    
@Chacha102: Oh yeah that happened to me once, too, except it was with a baconburger and a side of onion rings. For some reason when I ate it Pesto lost four and one thirds rep! We could try that again. –  XMLbog Jul 31 '09 at 15:28
    
@Welbog the operative word here is "sorta" :P –  user132619 Jul 31 '09 at 19:02
    
@pageman: It doesn't "sorta" make sense, either. –  XMLbog Jul 31 '09 at 19:07

The comment system has no impact on reputation. Often user's may leave a comment if they downvote you, but this is not required. Without looking for the actual post, it seems likely this is what happened, since you say you lost 2 which is the effect of being downvoted.

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