If I down vote someone else's answer, does my reputation loose a point too? I'm asking this because in my updates I can the see "-1 down voting"

If true can some explain to me rational behind this please.


-1 reputation on downvotes is standard behaviour across all SE sites. See Privileges - Voting Down

  • Is it cause people to limit their use of downvotes to be more sparing? – Another Compiler Error Mar 22 '14 at 21:09
  • I think it's to encourage people to downvote responsibly. I have read a rationale posted by SE for this, but can't find it now. – mdma Mar 23 '14 at 15:58

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