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Why have I lost 7 reputation from one downvote?

The detailed reputation breakdown (available from expanding the list item by clicking on the little arrow) shows that you both got a downvote (-2) and someone revoking his earlier upvote (-5).
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Why have I lost 7 reputation from one downvote?

You got an unupvote (-5) as well as a downvote (-2): presumably from the same person, changing their upvote to a downvote. From your reputation history (don't click if you want to preserve that number ...
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I couldn't comment on your site because my rating was below 50

The way the Stack Exchange (SE) system (that Literature, this website, is a part of) works, commenting on other people's posts is a privilege, awarded when a user reaches 50 reputation points. One of ...
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