Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Possible Duplicate:
If I downvote an answer, is the lost reputation visible to others in my profile?
Revealing voting patterns - new trend?

I have to sub-questions:

  • Can I see -1 reputation in downvoter's reputation tab when he downvoted my answer/question?
  • Can I see -1 reputation in downvoter's reputation tab when he downvoted foreign answer/question?

I think we can't, because everybody says that voting is anonymous

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Sathya, Lance Roberts, Arjan, kiamlaluno, Dori Jul 31 '11 at 0:42

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Have a look now, I'll retract when you're done. – shanethehat Jul 30 '11 at 10:15
@shanethehat: no, I do not see it. so first question is answered. and second? – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 10:16
It hasn't taken any off me, is that how it works on meta? – shanethehat Jul 30 '11 at 10:17
@shanethehat: whoops, it's question. It's free to downvote on questions without loss. Everywhere – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 10:17
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can see the downvotes but you can't see who cast the downvotes.

Earlier, there was a discussion on this and how this could be used to find out how has (down)voted whom, but has been fixed since.

Some later time, a bug could reveal downvotes when the reputation report pre-expanded some details. Even then it was not possible to be sure who cast the downvotes, but in the example below, given the total of reputation change of +9, and two received upvotes yielding +10, one could see you downvoted some answer. But not which answer:

voting graph

This has been fixed too.

share|improve this answer
well but when you downvote my answer - will I see that you downoted it in your reputation tab (that you have lost 1 rep)? – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 11:17
dwonvote this & I'll let you know. – Sathya Jul 30 '11 at 11:21
okay, done. what about now ?........ – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 11:22
updated @genesis – Sathya Jul 30 '11 at 11:32
yep, see that:) So you see that I downvoted but you are not sure if it was on your answer. good :) Will keep my downvote for that hour. After that please remember me – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 11:38
So what about now? – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 16:29
@Arjan: yes I did. – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 20:49
@Arjan: it does, ( I received 10 without downvote, so Sathya see that I downvoted but he CAN't be sure if it was to my answer) – genesis Jul 30 '11 at 22:42
Yes, that's the one @Arjan thanks! – Sathya Jul 31 '11 at 1:36
btw @genesis you can take back the downvote now :P – Sathya Jul 31 '11 at 1:37
@Sathya: yup I was not able to do so before due to vote lock :) Thanks for editing – genesis Jul 31 '11 at 2:18
I think showing the total of 9 rather than 10, is a bug, given Nick's statement will not see any indication of downvotes, either in the detailed list or in the day totals. – Arjan Jul 31 '11 at 7:18
It seems this has been fixed, @genesis: my reputation as I see it is 1 less than what is publicly visible. – Arjan Aug 3 '11 at 15:24
@Arjan: so it means nobody know that you downvoted? – genesis Aug 3 '11 at 16:07
@genesis, indeed, unless someone keeps track of your total reputation score. (On the other hand: there's no confirmation that the screenshot in Sathya's answer was a temporary glitch or bug, nor that is has been fixed. Maybe one can never be sure others cannot tell some day...) – Arjan Aug 4 '11 at 19:50

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .