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For the question Is there a shorthand version of a selector's "or" for the same element type? I (1) downvoted (my first downvote!) an incorrect answer and (2) upvoted a comment on that answer that indicated it was incorrect. Then the author of the incorrect answer commented "oops" and deleted the answer.

As far as I can see, there should have been no change to my reputation -- but I got a -1 reputation for a downvote and then a +1 reputation for the deletion. No big deal, but I thought I better report the bug here. (Unless of course I'm missing something and this is supposed to happen?)

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You got -1 rep for downvoting an answer. You got your rep. point back when the downvoted answer was deleted. Everything works as expected. – Hristo Iliev Jul 31 '12 at 20:03

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Things are working as expected.

You lost 1 reputation point due to downvoting an answer.

When the answer was deleted, the 1 reputation point was "recovered" from it.

This is the system working as it is supposed to.

See How does "Reputation" work?

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