If I downvote an answer, is the lost reputation visible to others in my profile?
I'm sure this has a potential of a chain of downvotes due to the title, but it's the best I could find,
Let me explain the use case
- User A writes an answer / question
- User B down-votes it
- User B has a -1 in their rep history view
- User A goes to the profile of User B (e.g. he/she has commented, added competing answer etc)
- User A sees -1 on the reputation history of user B, exposing him/her from anonymity
I do try to leave comments when I down vote, but sometimes I don't think a comment will be helpful..
(and it's completely ok to downvote without leaving a comment according to what I read here)
Is the downvoter's privacy somehow protected from this use case? Does SO "hide" the -1 from user A?