# Has the -1 rep for downvoting a question or answer gone?

I haven't noticed a loss in rep for doing that recently; also on Gaming.

• gone for questions, but still there for answers. See blog post link Maik posted. – Jeff Atwood Jul 1 '11 at 19:33

• It's half -gone: Downvotes on *questions* no longer cost the casting user 1 reputation, so they are effectively “free”. Answers weren't mentioned as changing, so I presume they didn't (haven't tried it yet). – Cyclops Jul 2 '11 at 12:49