I have observed that these days if any user downvotes a question then they don't loose any points.
From this link from the Help page we find the following regarding when we loose reputation points:
You lose reputation when:
- your question is voted down: −2
- your answer is voted down: −2
- you vote down an answer: −1
- you place a bounty on a question: − full bounty amount
- one of your posts receives 6 spam or offensive flags: −100
All users start with one reputation point, and reputation can never drop below 1. Accepting your own answer does not increase your reputation. Deleted posts do not affect reputation, for voters, authors or anyone else involved, in most cases. If a user reverses a vote, the corresponding reputation loss or gain will be reversed as well. Vote reversal as a result of voting fraud will also return lost or gained reputation.
So, as one can see, one does not loose any points when they are downvoting a question (they do if downvoting an answer). But if I'm not wrong the rule was not the same just may be a few years back. Am I right or wrong?
I think the rule was that you will loose 1 point as well even when you have downvoted a question provided your own reputation is less than a particular number (may be 500 or 1000 or may be even 5000 I don't remember exactly).
Is the rule really used to be like this before or am I mistaken?