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Why do you lose 1 point from your reputation if you downvote a question?

I recently downvoted two answers on the same page and somehow I lost 2 points as is shown on my profile. Is this a new update?
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Identifying disagreement-related voting biases

Voting based on usefulness/quality The general idea is that we should vote on posts independent of (dis)agreement; we should upvote based on "quality" or "usefulness" (references below). This is far ...
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Is it proper in Islam to down vote instead of reply?

Assalamu'alaikum, We all know that Islam is supposed to have answer for our lives, and also what we learn from Rasululah s.a.w is to bring it with the best of character. From what I notice in this ...
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Why does this SE site issue out more downvotes without comments than other ones?

Islam is the religion of truth (which makes the topic easy to discuss), but persecution punishing people for asking in the form of anonymous down voting is rampart. I think people are sensitive about ...
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How and when should I downvote answers?

This is maybe an odd question but I still notice that many answers were just downvoted by persons because of their probably totally different perspectives and not because of the answers quality. Is ...
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Disagreement should not be a basis for down-voting

Similar issues has been discussed before, but from my limited look around the site (I haven't been very active recently) it seems to me that the site has moved in the opposite direction. So let me ...
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If you get a downvote, it is not the end of the world

The mission of why there is voting on here (ability to up or down vote a post) is so that Good high quality posts get up-voted, and the bad low quality posts get down-voted. The main idea of this is, ...
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non-translated Arabic quotations

Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh. I have added an Arabic quotation in this answer, and didn't have time to translate it. Then the comment-argument on that answer came. Ezati says that ...
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A right answer getting downvoted without any special reasons

I see wherever this user, it's has got downvoted (sometimes, heavily) without any comments mentioning what is wrong with it. I mean more the situations where they are valid ones. I wonder if it's ...
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Try to help others improve their posts before down-voting them

The difference might not be clear but it is a bad practice to first down-vote. If an answer is incorrect/incomplete use comments and edits to help them improve their post. If they don't follow up and ...
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