This is a rather obvious question so I guess it is probably a duplicate, but I couldn't find anything myself. With the recent changes, will downvoting a question cost -1 rep point, as it does downvoting an answer? By consistency it seems it should, but then again this is not mentioned in the blog post.


The cost of down-votes on questions has not changed. It's still zero to the voter. The penalty of a down-vote to the asker will still be -2.

All that's changed is the value of an up-vote on a question to the asker.

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  • Thanks for the info. Any idea this will change in the future? I wouldn't really want it to, but my pseudo-OCD is disturbed by the lack of answer/question symmetry – AccidentalFourierTransform Nov 13 '19 at 22:46
  • @AccidentalFourierTransform I've not seen anything that would indicate that that change is on the horizon. – ChrisF Nov 13 '19 at 22:47

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