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Can I tell who downvoted one of my answers?

How can I see the name of the user who gave me a negative vote? Please tell me.

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tempting isn't it? –  Mitch Wheat Feb 3 '11 at 7:05
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perhaps this is more suitable for stackoverflow meta? –  helloworld922 Feb 3 '11 at 7:06
    
Comment should be required if you want to make negative vote !!! –  ashish.chotalia Feb 3 '11 at 7:11
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sometimes a comment is not required... –  Mitch Wheat Feb 3 '11 at 7:15
    
@Mitch Wheat: Don't be an ass. –  Teddy Feb 3 '11 at 7:28
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@Teddy : I'm not. Sometimes it is obvious why a question needs a downvote with no comment required... –  Mitch Wheat Feb 3 '11 at 7:45
    
not my downvote BTW, but it is tempting! ;) –  Mitch Wheat Feb 3 '11 at 7:46
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On a sidenote. StackOverflow is not a forum. –  Octavian Damiean Feb 3 '11 at 8:12
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@ashish, as for mandatory comments: see Encouraging people to explain down-votes. –  Arjan Feb 3 '11 at 10:20

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You can't. Sometimes they may leave a comment, sometimes not. If you feel there is an unjustified repeat set of downvotes happening, consider flagging for moderator attention.

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