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How could I know how much answers did I downvote? Are there some queries to get this information?

It is important because I'm not sure how much downvotes can I cast.


As @Servy notes

the number of downvoted answers won't be the same as the amount of rep lost from downvotes

so, actually, I want to know only how much rep I lost. But if you suggest way to get both this values to compare it with each other - it can be pretty useful too.

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Note that the number of downvoted answers won't be the same as the amount of rep lost from downvotes if you ever hit the rep cap after downvoting answers. – Servy Mar 13 '13 at 17:06
@SomeHelpfulCommenter: 233 is the number of answer OP voted on (up or down). The breakdown isn't public afaik. – Mat Mar 13 '13 at 17:09
@Mat sigh yep you're right, although there is the ?tab=votes&sort=downvote on the profile but that includes Questions and answers – Some Helpful Commenter Mar 13 '13 at 17:09
Well, the OP can count every single one by looking through the pages on his reputation tab, so it's possible. I know of no place to get the aggregated data without counting them one by one. – Servy Mar 13 '13 at 17:11
@SomeHelpfulCommenter That should also include downvotes on questions, no? – Servy Mar 13 '13 at 17:12
You can visit, and count the number of (-1)s. To get the real value, also take into account the (1)s (from undownvoting / deleting answer). – Rob W Mar 13 '13 at 17:16
"lost" doesn't feel like the right word here, I would say invested. Quoting self, '...I downvote quite frequently and rep points I loose for doing this feel like an "investment" into site quality; pretty rewarding.' – gnat Mar 13 '13 at 17:20
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can use your reputation audit for that. Go to, and count the lines with vote type 3 and (-1) in the reputation part. (Those with (-2) are your answers that received a downvote.)

This won't contain downvotes you've cast on answers that have since been deleted. And there might be quirks with days you've hit the reputation cap on (you'll get entries with [-1] instead there if you downvoted after having hit the cap, so still pretty usable).

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I think we can save it to a text file and then do some python/bash/perl/ruby scripting to find out the actual rep lost due to downvoting answers... Does it sound doable? – Aditya Mar 13 '13 at 17:30
Of course. You could do it in Javascript from your browser too, if you like that. Could probably do some sort of plugin/addon with great visualization of your rep history and publish it on (I'm not interested at all in doing this though.) – Mat Mar 13 '13 at 17:33

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