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.

Possible Duplicate:
How does “Reputation” work?

Some days before when I was down voting some question or answer, my reputation used to decrease by 2. But since last two days I am noticing that my reputation is not decreasing even if I down vote something. What is the reason behind this?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by animuson, Sathya, Arjan, waiwai933, BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 14 '12 at 6:56

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

When you downvote an answer, your reputation decreases by 1. When you downvote a question, your reputation does not decrease.

When a question or answer of yours gets downvoted, your reputation decreases by 2.

Also, downvoting or receiving downvotes on any question or answer which is a community wiki post does not decrease your reputation.

If the question or answer gets deleted, the reputation from casting a downvote or from downvotes (and upvotes) received (so long as the post did not qualify to keep reputation) will also be reversed.

share|improve this answer

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