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What do the columns in the vote history mean?

I can deduce the following, but what about the rest?

  1. username
  2. (that user's current rep)
  3. vote direction (up or down)
  4. vote count
  5. ??? Doesn't look like it's rep earned, especially not in the second half.
  6. ??? percentage of what? Why only for some rows?

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It's part of the moderator tools on the user profile page. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun May 26 '11 at 9:45
    
The first highlighted column looks like total votes cast, it's probably a percentage of that users votes that have been cast for the user you're browsing and only displayed above a certain threshold. –  forsvarir May 26 '11 at 10:14
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Shouldn't the user names be anonymized in the screenshot (or removed completely)? –  Mad Scientist May 26 '11 at 14:42
    
@Fabian, I don't consider the info particularly sensitive, especially since it only shows upvotes and it's my own stats page. I don't think anyone would have a problem with it, but I might be wrong. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun May 26 '11 at 14:48

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Lets use a fictional example:

John Smith (2500)   up 15 / 123  12%

What each data point means (assuming the top section, votes recieved):

  1. The user account for this link is called John Smith (and this links to profile page)

  2. They have 2500rep

  3. They have upvoted the account being examined multiple times
    (I've also seen "down", "ApproveEditSuggestion" and "Spam"; and there's probably others).

  4. There are a total of 15 upvotes from this user to the account being examined.

  5. The user has made a total of 127 votes.

  6. Therefore ~12% of this user's upvotes have been for the examined account.
    (This last one is only shown if the proportion is "high")

For the lower list (votes cast), it is instead showing votes away from the examined account to the accounts listed. So it shows the total votes for the examined account in column 5, which is why it is uniform in your example, but will vary for spam votes, edit acceptances, etc.

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Excellent! That also explains why I only see percentage values on some rows. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun May 26 '11 at 11:06

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