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I downvoted twice on English SE, and each time my reputation stayed the same. Is this a bug, or are there some conditions under which no reputation is subtracted from downvoting?

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marked as duplicate by Yannis, Ben Brocka, jmort253, random Oct 29 '12 at 4:12

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did you downvoted questions or answers ? – Lucifer Oct 29 '12 at 3:50
both were questions. – Ataraxia Oct 29 '12 at 3:52

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Downvotes are free on:

  1. questions, and
  2. community wiki answers.
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Even Upvotes are free on Community Wiki Answers. – Lucifer Oct 29 '12 at 4:16
@Lucifer Hm? Upvotes are free in general ("free" in the sense that they don't cost the voter any reputation). – Yannis Oct 29 '12 at 4:18
yeah, i know that part, my top answer on SO was CW. – Lucifer Oct 29 '12 at 4:24

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