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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 – juanformoso Jun 16 '10 at 13:06
Is there some more links to blog posts or something that discusses the issue?… was the first, I think. – Jawa Jun 17 '10 at 10:48

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

function doNextSplitAndRepeat() {
  if ($('').size() > 0) {
    window.setTimeout(doNextSplitAndRepeat, 1050);


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

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
@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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