I just noticed that there's an entry on my user page that says I lost 1 reputation for the question about the difference between rigor and rigorousness. I don't have a problem with being downvoted, but I didn't answer the question, I merely made a comment. I believe I read recently that upvotes for comments don't add to one's reputation, so I assume that because there's no downvote icon for comments, that there's no way to lose reputation for that either. Can anyone explain what may have happened there?

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You downvoted, presumably. Both the question and one answer have a downvote, and one of those is probably yours. Look at your reputation tab, in the detail by post. It should tell you.

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    Thank you. I now see that it says "downvoted" instead of "downvote". Now I understand the difference. :-)
    – user21497
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 13:13

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