I recently posted an answer that was a little controversial, I suppose. While watching the page the answer was voted up and down a few times. Is there a way to view the vote history? Also, would there be any support for adding some sort of activity indicator? My reasoning is this, you could potentially have a question or answer with "0 votes" that actually had numerous votes. Visually seeing 0 votes indicates the question hasn't had any attention when exactly the opposite could be the case.


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  • I see, how do you access that from the interface? Jun 11, 2013 at 15:15
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    There's a privilege at 2k? rep that lets you see the breakdown of up and downvotes on a post, rather than just the net score.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:16
  • You don't. You can only access through URL hackery.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:16
  • So are these two "features" one and the same? ie, does the 2k perk mentioned = /timeline? Jun 11, 2013 at 15:16
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    They are unrelated features.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:17
  • That's frustrating. Jun 11, 2013 at 15:19
  • Is the url hack possible for answers? Jun 11, 2013 at 15:20
  • It shows details about both questions and all answers to that question on that same page.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:20
  • ahh, it groups all the answers and shows the combined up/down votes. Am I seeing that right? Jun 11, 2013 at 15:22
  • Found this question: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/747/… apparently it's meta only right now and it's 1k rep, not 2k Jun 11, 2013 at 15:25
  • I wasn't sure if it was one or two, but it's not specific to meta; it's been on every site for many years.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:30
  • Irrelevant now: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/view-vote-totals-without/… Woot! Jun 11, 2013 at 15:31

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This userscript shows the vote distribution when pressing the score, also available as a Chrome extension.


StackApps: "View Vote totals" without 1000 rep

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    FYI relying on bugs is just begging for them to be fixed eventually.
    – Servy
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:43
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    @Servy What do you mean by "bugs"? That extension doesn't depend on any bugs to get vote totals, but uses the official Stack Exchange API.
    – Rob W
    Jun 11, 2013 at 15:48

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