When you see your reputation history there is two words for downvotes, "downvote" and "downvoted", representing when your post was downvoted and when you make a downvote.

It feels like it should be the wrong way: enter image description here

I think it should be "downvoted" when you were downvoted and "downvote" for the downvotes you made. Or maybe changed all together to different words.

Maybe is this a bug? Maybe my understanding of English is not good enough?


I once asked to rename these similar descriptions: downvote/downvoted reputation rename

Seems that I'm not the only one it confused, but anyway they won't change it apparently.

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  • I find it confusing, good to know I'm not the only one – SysDragon Jul 2 '14 at 13:59
  • @SysDragon Must be there aren't many users that are confused by it or maybe none of them really care. Anyway it's a one-off situation. The answer in the question I linked to is pretty helpful. – MarioDS Jul 2 '14 at 14:01

No, this is not a bug, this is by design.

"downvote" means that you receive a downvote.
"downvoted" means that you gave a downvote to an answer.

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  • Feels like it should be the other way around, it's just me? – SysDragon Jul 2 '14 at 13:58
  • @SysDragon Personally, I find it clear as it stands now. It seems like the opinions are split about it, because the renaming feature-request has 4 upvotes and 4 downvotes. – ProgramFOX Jul 2 '14 at 14:03
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    @SysDragon Either way seems strictly correct to me, but you need the hover text or the knowledge of the fact that your own down-vote is -1 rather than -2 to know which is which. Expecialy for non-native English speakers like you and me this probably seems odd. – MarioDS Jul 2 '14 at 14:03

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