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Could someone please explain why I lost 1 reputation after downvoting an answer on this question? Maybe I'm just having a stupid moment?

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    The answer you've downvoted likely would be deleted by mods because of spam. After the answer deleted, you will get back your 1 'fake internet point' :) – masegaloeh Dec 12 '14 at 7:52
  • Lol thanks. It was more curiosity than actually caring about the rep. – tfrederick74656 Dec 12 '14 at 7:53
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Yes you are. You lose a reputation point for downvoting a answer, but its for a good cause.

Its in the what is reputation page

  • Clearly I didn't do a good enough job searching the FAQ. Thank you! – tfrederick74656 Dec 12 '14 at 7:50
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    Actually you don't lose a point anymore for down voting questions, only for down voting answers... The rationale for that is here. – HBruijn Dec 12 '14 at 8:23
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    Ahh, I mixed up the two. Clearly I was having a stupid moment too ;p – Journeyman Geek Dec 12 '14 at 8:24
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    I just finished my second espresso and therefore incredibly pedantic :) while it lasts... – HBruijn Dec 12 '14 at 8:25

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