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If I downvote an answer, is the lost reputation visible to others in my profile?
Revealing voting patterns - new trend?

I have to sub-questions:

  • Can I see -1 reputation in downvoter's reputation tab when he downvoted my answer/question?
  • Can I see -1 reputation in downvoter's reputation tab when he downvoted foreign answer/question?

I think we can't, because everybody says that voting is anonymous

  • Have a look now, I'll retract when you're done. Jul 30, 2011 at 10:15
  • @shanethehat: no, I do not see it. so first question is answered. and second?
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 10:16
  • It hasn't taken any off me, is that how it works on meta? Jul 30, 2011 at 10:17
  • @shanethehat: whoops, it's question. It's free to downvote on questions without loss. Everywhere
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 10:17

1 Answer 1


You can see the downvotes but you can't see who cast the downvotes.

Earlier, there was a discussion on this and how this could be used to find out how has (down)voted whom, but has been fixed since.

Some later time, a bug could reveal downvotes when the reputation report pre-expanded some details. Even then it was not possible to be sure who cast the downvotes, but in the example below, given the total of reputation change of +9, and two received upvotes yielding +10, one could see you downvoted some answer. But not which answer:

voting graph

This has been fixed too.

  • well but when you downvote my answer - will I see that you downoted it in your reputation tab (that you have lost 1 rep)?
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 11:17
  • dwonvote this & I'll let you know. Jul 30, 2011 at 11:21
  • okay, done. what about now ?........
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 11:22
  • updated @genesis Jul 30, 2011 at 11:32
  • yep, see that:) So you see that I downvoted but you are not sure if it was on your answer. good :) Will keep my downvote for that hour. After that please remember me
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 11:38
  • So what about now?
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 16:29
  • @Arjan: yes I did.
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 20:49
  • @Arjan: it does, ( I received 10 without downvote, so Sathya see that I downvoted but he CAN't be sure if it was to my answer)
    – genesis
    Jul 30, 2011 at 22:42
  • Yes, that's the one @Arjan thanks! Jul 31, 2011 at 1:36
  • btw @genesis you can take back the downvote now :P Jul 31, 2011 at 1:37
  • @Sathya: yup I was not able to do so before due to vote lock :) Thanks for editing
    – genesis
    Jul 31, 2011 at 2:18
  • I think showing the total of 9 rather than 10, is a bug, given Nick's statement will not see any indication of downvotes, either in the detailed list or in the day totals.
    – Arjan
    Jul 31, 2011 at 7:18
  • It seems this has been fixed, @genesis: my reputation as I see it is 1 less than what is publicly visible.
    – Arjan
    Aug 3, 2011 at 15:24
  • @Arjan: so it means nobody know that you downvoted?
    – genesis
    Aug 3, 2011 at 16:07
  • @genesis, indeed, unless someone keeps track of your total reputation score. (On the other hand: there's no confirmation that the screenshot in Sathya's answer was a temporary glitch or bug, nor that is has been fixed. Maybe one can never be sure others cannot tell some day...)
    – Arjan
    Aug 4, 2011 at 19:50

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