I have configured Vote up/down module for voting. For every vote, content author will be awarded 5 points for up-vote, but i am facing problem for down votes! i can not understand how to minus userpoints for down-votes? Say, if a voter hit down vote then 3 point will be minus from userpoints!
Installed Modules:

  1. Vote up/down
  2. Userpoints
  3. Voting API
  4. Voting Rules
  5. Rule module...

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As I mentioned on this answer already: I guess one of your problems is to determine wether upvote insert rule or downvote insert rule was triggered - vote up/down is storing this in two separate voting sets. (I might be wrong here, when I am good for you).

Let's say it is just one vote set and there are minus votes. you would have to adjust the positive check in the condition to a negative points check. I had my rules still in the environment so I cloned them and did those changes:

(minus points will be probably just negative grants.)

Event: User votes on a Node

Condition: User has role(s)
Parameter: User: [vote:user], Roles: authenticated user

Condition: Check the value of the vote
Parameter: Vote: [vote], Operator: is lower than or equal to, Data value: 0

Grant points to a user
Parameter: User: [vote:user], Points: -3, Points category: General, Operation: Insert, Moderate: Use the site default


{ "rules_substract_down_voter" : {
    "LABEL" : "substract down voter",
    "PLUGIN" : "reaction rule",
    "REQUIRES" : [ "rules", "voting_rules", "userpoints_rules" ],
    "ON" : [ "voting_rules_insert_node" ],
    "IF" : [
      { "user_has_role" : { "account" : [ "vote:user" ], "roles" : { "value" : { "2" : "2" } } } },
      { "voting_rules_condition_check_vote_value" : { "vote" : [ "vote" ], "operator" : "\u003C=", "value" : "0" } }
    "DO" : [
      { "userpoints_action_grant_points" : {
          "user" : [ "vote:user" ],
          "points" : "-3",
          "tid" : "0",
          "entity" : [ "" ],
          "operation" : "Insert",
          "display" : 1,
          "moderate" : "default"

So there are still some things for you to check:

  • does vote/up down use one or two rule sets?
  • if it uses two, how to determine that in rules?
  • if it's only one with negative votes than you're done.
  • that's give me sense :) Say i have two elements in Conditions section those Operators are is lower than 0, and another one is is greater than 0 (i.stack.imgur.com/MfZBS.png). Now my question is how to have two different Actions Elements for those two different Elements of Conditions? Thanks
    – rakibtg
    Feb 9, 2013 at 5:27
  • you have to implement two separate rules Feb 9, 2013 at 16:18

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