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See Who is Upvoting/ Downvoting My Question/Answer

I posted a solution to a question at: Forward olddomain.com/$ to newdomain.com/$

However, I got 2 downvotes and I see -4 in my 'Users' tab for this.

-4 11 mins ago downvote Forward olddomain.com/$ to newdomain.com/$

Now, I don't know who downvoted this and why. Is there anyway to know who the downvoters are and ask them to clarify?

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Sathya, Kip, Pops, Jon Seigel Jul 27 '11 at 16:31

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Bah. Couldn't find that one. Thanx @Cody. – M. Tibbits Jul 27 '11 at 6:09
The question is off topic. You should have flagged as such and moved on. – Won't Jul 27 '11 at 14:51

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What you've already done is about all you can do: post a comment asking for justification. There is no way to directly contact anyone even if you did know who it was that downvoted, but of course downvoting is anonymous.

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Please don't do that, though. Posting comments about downvotes is just noise, and it's unlikely that anyone will respond. Downvotes are meant to be anonymous; that's the real lesson here. It is impossible to know who the downvoters are or to ask them to explain their actions. – Cody Gray Jul 27 '11 at 6:01

Down-votes are anonymous, and there's no particular way to establish who did them.

But, they are done for good reason, as people don't simply down-vote out of petty reasons.

If they do actually down-vote you for petty reasons, there are many more people who will up-vote your post if it is good enough anyway.

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