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Is there any way to get the total up/down votes to be shown by default?

Is it considered to be not interesting / relevant to people? I guess it doesn't drain the server that much more... The nice detail would be more obvious if it was shown directly on page load instead after a click as there is a huge learnability issue now.

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Your guess is wrong –  jmfsg Jun 16 '10 at 13:06
    
Is there some more links to blog posts or something that discusses the issue? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/747/… was the first, I think. –  Jawa Jun 17 '10 at 10:48

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There is always the possibility to utilize e.g. a Greasemonkey script on FF:

function doNextSplitAndRepeat() {
  $($('span.vote-count-post:not(:has(div))')[0]).click();
  if ($('span.vote-count-post:not(:has(div))').size() > 0) {
    window.setTimeout(doNextSplitAndRepeat, 1050);
  }
};

doNextSplitAndRepeat();

This way we can also incorporate the time delays mentioned in the comments below. The resulting userscript is available at userscripts.org.

It should behave well enough, i.e. make only one req/sec. and click each vote only once.

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This is will get you banned, at least temporarily, just a heads up :) If you visit pages with large numbers of answers you'll easily trigger the ~15 requests/sec ban limit. –  Nick Craver Jun 16 '10 at 12:06
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@Nick Additionally, even with less than 10 answers if it attempted all of the clicks within 1 second it wouldn't get very far because you can only fetch one split-vote-count per second. –  Grace Note Jun 16 '10 at 12:22
    
Ok, good to know. –  Jawa Jun 16 '10 at 12:43
    
Edited the script accordingly. –  Jawa Jun 17 '10 at 13:56

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