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Why is downvoting a question free but downvoting an answer not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If downvoting is so important, why does it cost reputation? Should downvotes on questions be “free”? The title basically says it all: "Why is downvoting a ...
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Downvoting is not causing reputation loss [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? Why do I not lose reputation when I downvote posts? If I downvote a question or answer, it causes 2 points loss ...
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Downvoting does not decrease rep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? I went on a downvote spree today (because of low quality homework-style questions). I have not lost any rep during ...
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Why my downvotes sometimes don't cost me the expected -1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? I've seen this several times, I downvote a post (question or answer) and my reputation is not decreased by -1. For ...
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Do downvotes on questions I've voted to close not reduce reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? Sometimes while cleaning up old or severely downvoted questions, I'll do quite a few downvotes and close votes in a ...
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Why do Stack Overflow cost for down voting a answer, why not in case of a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? I have a question which is rounding in my mind every time. Stack Overflow costs only when downvoting of answers, why ...
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Is there any change in reputation penalty for downvoting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvotes on questions be “free”? I just downvoted a question on Stack Overflow. I don't do this very often so I wonder if there was any change in ...
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I'm afraid to ask questions because of free downvotes [duplicate]

These days I try to avoid asking questions because I get downvotes more than upvotes. I ask only when I can't help it or badly need answer to my confusion. I'm not talking about Stackoverflow here, ...
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Recent Reputation History Changes

Update: This has been rolled out to all sites in the network. Behind the scenes we've been hard at work making some changes to how we track reputation. Here are some of the issues we're aiming to ...
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Should Stack Overflow be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, but a Stack Exchange developer changes the Accepted ...
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics

Many Meta users have asked for statistics that involve data that isn't available through the public data dumps (especially voting-related stats). In conjunction with the SE team, I will be bringing ...
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) ...
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We need to be a little less hostile

I've noticed a distressing tendency for questions that seem basic or overly short to be immediately closed and downvoted into oblivion. Case in point: Check if element is visible using JavaScript ...
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Why are votes per post on the decrease (what can we do to improve this)?

I just wrote this totally nasty query on data.se (same query including all community wiki questions). It is ... complicated but this is what it looks at: It splits up data in to 1 month chunks ...

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