# Downvoted when you have 1 reputation

I know that when you downvote, you lose 1 reputation, but when you get downvoted, you lose 2 reputation. Also, when you have at least 1 reputation, you can ask questions or provide answers. But what happens if you have 1 reputation and you get downvoted? Do you get -1 reputation? Or do you stay at 1 reputation, because otherwise, you can't do anything except for view questions?

• Re: when you downvote, you lose 1 reputation. That's true, but you cannot downvote if you have less than 125 reputation points. (BTW you lose reputation only if you downvote answer, not for downvoting questions.) May 9 '14 at 4:02
• I meant that if you get downvoted, is your reputation total -1. May 10 '14 at 21:56

• @AmalMurali: I am not sure of your point, but a $0$ point decrease is a smaller toll than a $1$ point or $2$ point decrease.