Since the start of the Private Beta, I've received upvotes on comments and answers. I've also placed upvotes and downvotes. Still, my profile shows no reputation changes.

I see that other members have plenty of reputation changes registered within the last 12 or so hours.

Can anybody help me understand what's going on?


It looks like you've answered one question, and it was here on meta. Votes on site-specific metas have no effect on reputation. Comment upvotes give no reputation.

A recent change has made question down-votes are free. This is true for SO and MSO as well.

For lots of details on what gives reputation, see this meta question: How does “Reputation” work?

  • So, this is different from other sites on Stack Exchange? I've downvoted a question on the main site. Should that not trigger a reputation decrease?
    – teylyn
    May 25 '11 at 8:36
  • @teylyn: Didn't notice that; I've added the explanation to my answer. Try downvoting an answer.
    – Tim
    May 25 '11 at 8:47
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    Oh, I see. Also, in the meantime, I've received an upvote on an answer and it reflects in my rep. So this is a free-for-all downvoting spree???? <evil grin> [just joking!]
    – teylyn
    May 25 '11 at 8:55
  • @teylyn: If I remember well, downvotes on questions are free but not on answers... I'm not 100% sure though, there was a similar discussion on English EL&U.
    – Alenanno
    May 25 '11 at 8:58

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