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How does “Reputation” work?

Do all votes have the same effect on reputation?

Is there any policy in which first n votes will increase/decrease the reputation by j, and after n votes reputation will increase/decrease by k votes?

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In short: there's no such policy. It's always the same amount following the simple rules posted in the answer. – Shadow Wizard Mar 29 '12 at 8:54
Also worth to mention in this context - after enough downvotes on certain user posts, he will get automatic ban - either questions or answers - if he/she does not have enough upvotes as well. – Shadow Wizard Mar 29 '12 at 8:56

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

The rules are such:

  • downvotes cost 1 rep for the downvoter (answers only) and 2 rep to the downvotee
  • upvotes on questions give 5 rep
  • upvotes on answers give 10 rep
  • the daily reputation cap from upvotes only is 200 rep

The values of the different upvotes/downvotes do not change (outside of the daily cap).

Reputation gains from accepting answers, bounties and other bonuses are exempt from the cap.

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downvotes on answer only cost 1 rep. question downvote is "free". – Shadow Wizard Mar 29 '12 at 8:54
downvotes cost 1 to downvoter only on answers, remember. – Sathya Mar 29 '12 at 8:54

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