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What are the criterias for losing points when you vote something down? Sometimes I vote down a question/answer and I lose no points while other times I lose points. Is it random? Is it time based (after a certain amount of time passes)?

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marked as duplicate by Dennis, Michael Mrozek, Awesome Poodles, John, animuson Apr 26 '12 at 3:31

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Downvotes on questions are free, downvotes on answers cost one reputation point.

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