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I've noticed by looking by the timeline on this question (17061931) that I was able to see the + and - votes for my answer on that question, even though on the privileges page it says that to view vote counts that I need to get 1000 rep. Is this a bug, or is this some reward for hunting effort?

Just for reference, I found one from the "featured" pile and tested it - it also worked: 16878938.

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marked as duplicate by wax eagle, Emrakul, Kevin, hims056, Lucifer Jun 14 '13 at 3:46

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Primarily, if I recall, the reason vote splits are hidden in the first place is because it's an expensive query. If you're querying for the entire timeline anyway, then best be complete about it. –  Emrakul Jun 14 '13 at 0:37

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This isn't a bug. The main reason the rep privilege is in place is to limit vote count queries (see http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1007/192187).

Viewing vote counts without 1000 rep is perfectly fine. There's even an extension for it ("View Vote totals" without 1000 rep). No need to worry.

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