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Should downvoting cost you rep? [duplicate]

I never understood this asymmetry. You can up-vote all you want (well, up to some daily limit), but down-votes are discouraged by decreasing your rep. If we're worried about down-vote abuse, then a ...
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Why does a down vote yield -1 point penalty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do you lose reputation for down-voting? In other words, why is StackOverflow's rating system biased (toward the positive side)? As as result, rating scores do not reflect ...
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Do we get -1 Reputation when we downvote a post? If so why? [duplicate]

I was under review where I found some posts of low quality and downvoted them. When I saw my reputation sometime later, it was down and in details it was because I downvoted few posts. Can anyone ...
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Why do I lose reputation when I downvote? [duplicate]

Problem I've recently reached 125 reputation on a Stack Exchange site, (yay!) and I now have the privilege to downvote. So I tried it out, and I lost a reputation point. At first I thought I got ...
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Why did I lose rep for downvoting a poor answer? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question on Stack Overflow. I only received one answer. The answer was not helpful as it seemed to indicate the user's misunderstanding of certain aspects of the issue. I ...
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Why reputation goes down after voting down? [duplicate]

Is there any reason for a reputation decrease after voting down a wrong or inappropriate answer or question? This just annoys some users, including me! NO one wants to lose his/her reputation at any ...
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Down Voting deduct Reputation Point [duplicate]

This question is already asked here but it does not quite answer my question. When I review, I get some posts that are answers of very poor quality, or I get flags declined on questions with the ...
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Why does my reputation decrease if I downvote another post?

Hi, I am wondering why do my reputation points go down if I downvote someone else's post? Thank you for your time.
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Why do moderators lose rep when downvoting answers?

The reason for losing rep for downvoting has been discussed at length. But why do moderators lose rep when downvoting answers, especially when using the moderator tools? When I am handling flags, ...
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Can we please change the “lose reputation on downvoting” thing?

Ok, I get that we don't want people down-voting indiscriminately - or because the guy being down-voted was rude about an answer someone gave - or any one of a hundred other invalid reasons for a down-...
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Down vote minus point seems too punitive sometimes and is lost “value” when the down vote is not done

I know this topic is not new and the downvoting in general is addressed in: Why do you lose reputation for down-voting? - In essence to encourage up-voting, and avoid malfeasance. I would point out ...