Today I just saw a notification telling me that I got down vote. I looked for it, and I found that it was my up vote that made down vote.

It was really frustrating, because it shouldnt happen this, because the up and down votings is supposed to be a personal discion. Why when I down vote or up vote something, I get down votes?! It doesnt seem faire, in my point of view, but why is that?

  • What sort of notification? So far as I'm aware, SE never pushes a notification on downvotes.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Dec 31, 2018 at 20:37
  • @goldPseudo Then how come I got the message that I got a down vote for an up vote of mine?! Its really weird.
    – Alex A
    Jan 1, 2019 at 13:06
  • @goldPseudo Actually, I only get red colors as notifications...
    – Alex A
    Jan 1, 2019 at 21:52
  • If people missuse their right to vote by randomly downvoting posts without any kind of penalty they might go on doing this. I don't think this is unfair, as if enough people agreed on the same qualifcation of a vote you'll get back your "lost" reputation. Also IMO it is only fair to get -rep if you cause another person a -rep because the user is supposed to have made some effort writting his post which you have downvoted.
    – Medi1Saif Mod
    Jul 27, 2021 at 9:11

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You get -1 rep when you downvote an answer. You do not get any loss of reputation for upvoting. See https://islam.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation

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