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Across the Stack Exchange network, when a user reaches 1K rep, the user is able to see the total up and down votes. What is the purpose of this?


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Because they needed something at 1k. But, don't trust 1ks enough to edit stuff. Lol, idk. – thyrgle Sep 29 '10 at 4:57
Somebody asked this in a comment on the original meta announcement, but I don't think it was ever answered – Michael Mrozek Sep 29 '10 at 5:06
The history of the originating feature request explains all, I guess. – Arjan Sep 29 '10 at 5:10
Why the downvote? – studiohack Sep 29 '10 at 14:10
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Robert said it well in the original debate about this. (Thanks for that link @Mrozek)

It would be nice to see the difference between:

+0 (0 votes) <-- of little interest (0 up, 0 down)


+0 (214 votes) <-- controversy (107 up, 107 down)

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Because some of us wanted to see the breakdown of votes. It was made 1K probably so that there was something for those who reached that level.

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