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

The title basically says it all: "Why is downvoting a question free but downvoting an answer not?" I ask this because I think bad answers are a lot more damaging than bad questions. If it is a a bad ...
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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 to the ...
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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 my ...
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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 short ...
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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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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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Recent Reputation History Changes

Update (March, 2012): 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'...
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Should Stack Exchange in general 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 "effort"...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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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: How can I tell if a DOM object is out of the ...
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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 (2009 ...
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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Downvoting of new user questions

I have noticed a trend on Stack Overflow where the first question posted by newer users (typically having <100 reputation) tends to get downvoted, mainly because said users don't know how to ask ...
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Mitigating publicity-driven vote inflation

Following the Reddit debacle™ back in January, we've had another instance today of a question becoming overwhelmingly popular due to external "advertising". As soon as Joel tweeted about Eric Lippert'...

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