Stack Overflow is the only site I have enough reputation to be allowed to see the upvote/downvote split.

I wish I could do this on all Stack Exchange sites.

Could you please reduce or eliminate the amount of reputation required for this privilege?

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    Does it really matter? It's got to be the least exciting privilege you can get
    – Brad Mace
    Dec 20, 2010 at 0:31
  • Why would you want that?
    – random
    Dec 20, 2010 at 1:34
  • Okay, but you'll have to come up with an alternative for rewarding people that hit 1K rep. Too many t-shirts btw. Dec 20, 2010 at 2:07
  • possible duplicate of Why do vote-counts require 1,000 reputation to see?
    – Jon Seigel
    Dec 20, 2010 at 2:37
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    @JonSeigel, not a duplicate, because this here is a feature request, whereas that one was just asking why things were that way, tagged support.
    – MvG
    Jul 22, 2012 at 23:29
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    @random. One thing that comes to mind is that on low traffic site a good answer can easly stop at two upvote. IMHO, knowing that the displayed 2 is +2/-0 or +3/-1 can help. Since many feel that they don't have to explain the -1 (so no comment stating what is wrong), losing even the info that the -1 is there in my view isn't desiderable. A -1 on a total of 3 votes can easly indicate that there IS an hidden pitfall somewhere in the proposed solution.
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:47
  • I see no reason for the restriction to be there for one's own posts (we already know the +/-, so calculating isn't that hard), at the very least. Aug 19, 2017 at 13:19

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That's just the rep amount you need to be able to see it easily.

IIRC, you can see the up/down-vote breakdown for any question by going to /posts/question-id/timeline.

For instance, you can see the breakdown for this question itself at https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/72743/timeline.

(It's currently at +1/-1)

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    Which is even stranger - basically hide something you could know anyway? Why then?
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:43
  • Maybe this proposal should then be change to make both visibilities to sync up in terms of required reputation; one way or another.
    – PlasmaHH
    Apr 23, 2014 at 11:57

You can view vote totals with a simple userscript. No 1k rep is required and on sites where you have 1k, this does essentially nothing.

With that there's no requirement at all.

Anyway, I think association bonus is a good threshold for seeing vote split. Whoever has an assoc-bonus can edit community-wikis on a newly-joined site.

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    I'd rather not depend on a userscript that can break on a small change by Stack Exchange, but good to know that it's possible to request this info from the API, because that's another reason to get rid of the reputation requirement.
    – Stijn
    Aug 14, 2017 at 12:59

An alternative option, that I suggested here:

Make it a privilege to earn the view vote counts privilege on every site.

This could have a higher threshold than the normal view vote counts privilege, for example 7.5k. That means, if a user reaches 7.5k on any site, then they can split votes on any site in the network.

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