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It seems we can't view the number of up-votes and down-votes a question has from the mobile site. Can this be added or is there a reason it isn't available?

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Upon attempting to tap the number, to see votes, its INCREDIBLY difficult to position your finger on the exact spot... I kept hitting down and up vote. – Simon Sheehan Nov 4 '11 at 20:46
For the record, an obvious but somewhat cumbersome workaround is to pick "full site" from the link farm in the page footer, and view the page in the desktop rendering. You get back to mobile by picking the "mobile" link in the footer. – tripleee Nov 23 at 7:01

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

This actually was available very early in the mobile theme's development (I forget if it made it to the first public release or not).

The gotcha is that a lot of android phones really don't have the click accuracy you need to distinguish between up vote, down vote, and show vote split clicks. It's really quite frustrating trying to vote and accidentally displaying votes or vice versus.

Since it's such low priority information, I pulled it. We might revisit this when the balance of android browsers shifts, I hear through the grape vine it's gotten a lot better in the latest and greatest versions. Still too many old ones out there right now though.

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I notice the same lack of accuracy on iPhone. Consider adding more vertcal space between the arrows and the vote count. That might solve the problem. – Moshe Nov 7 '11 at 13:32

Why don't you use the same interface the twitter app has for faving tweets?

retweet/faving a tweet

The way this works is you "press 'n hold" the tweet, and then this menu appears in the place of the tweet and you can reply/fav/retweet the tweet.

So it'd look like this

voting interface

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+1 for your Uber graphics. – rlemon Nov 11 '11 at 21:57
@rlemon They aren't bad, but they are no freehand circles. – Yakk Mar 19 at 13:50

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