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I notice that if I downvote an answer, I lose reputation points - how come?

How come I lose reputation points for downvoting? Is reputation sort of like a "currency" and that it "costs" me reputation points to downvote an answer? I currently upvoted back that answer, since ...
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How do people here feel about chain-reaction downvoting of posts?

Personally I think downvoting should only be done in very exceptional circumstances: I've been on this site for over 2 years and only picked up the critic badge about 1 month ago (meaning I never ...
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Is unethical vote accumulation possible?

Suppose three users A,B, and C, enter Academia.SE in collaboration with moderate knowledge. Each one would vote the post of the other. That is, each would be able to get at least two votes for each of ...
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Downvotes on answers becuase they come from the tools author?

This question asks about the tools to do a particular task. This answer, is down voted quiet alot. It is by the author of said tool. On other sites in the StackExchange network my experience has ...
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How to select an answer to a question that I recently asked?

In my most recent question regarding whether to abandon an open math problem, I got (surprisingly) much more dialogue than I anticipated. I had expected very quick answers that all say something like,...
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How can I improve my question about " 'inclusive' access", textbook self-destruction, and resale prevention?

Not too long ago, I posted the question: Why don't " 'inclusive' access" textbook publishers find a way to prevent resale, without requiring automatic textbook self-destruction after a year?...
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