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How does “Reputation” work?

Why is it that down-votes that I cast during review are reflected in my score? Am I misunderstanding the process?

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marked as duplicate by yoozer8, Mat, Bart, Time Traveling Bobby, casperOne Nov 29 '12 at 13:57

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Downvoting an answer has always impacted your score. Why would downvoting an answer during review be any different? – Martijn Pieters Nov 29 '12 at 13:47
Yikes. Tough crowd. I didn't know this was the process. – ethrbunny Nov 29 '12 at 13:59
on the bright side: you'll get it back when the answer is deleted. The probability that downvoted answers in the review will indeed be deleted is rather high. Be the first to downvote and watch the downvote stampede after you :-) Also, there's a high probability that someone flags it, with the same effect on deletion. – kleopatra Nov 29 '12 at 14:51
up vote 11 down vote accepted

If you downvote any answer (except CW) then you will lose 1 reputation. Because there is no difference between voting directly and voting during the reviewing.

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