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In the comments on a question of mine on SO, a couple people mentioned they did not like the downvotes I was receiving. How can they tell I got a downvote, other than comparing the vote rating over time? Is there a button somewhere I can't find or is it just because it is my question? Perhaps I cannot see some information because the question is now closed?

The question: John the Ripper Custom Rule

  • Click on the vote number between the arrows. That will split the vote tally into two numbers; upvotes and downvotes. I think you might need a minimum amount of reputation already to be able to do this. – Robert Harvey Jan 19 '11 at 18:16
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    See here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68289/… – Jon Seigel Jan 19 '11 at 18:16
  • This question was asked a gazillion times before. Oddly enough, the vote count is very diverse in each situation! – David Jun 26 at 9:33
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After a certain reputation (1000), you can.

Established user

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At 1000 ( 100 in private beta and 750 in public bata) rep, you can access this information. Click on the current vote tally and it will change to show the # of upvotes and downvotes. As of the time of this answer, you (OP) need a just a tad more rep.

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If you don't have 1000 reputation, there are other options:

  • You can access the timeline of a post. There is no direct link to it on the Q&A page, but this link will show you it has one downvote:

    part of timeline

  • You can check the reputation tab of the author's profile. (This doesn't work on per-site metas, though.)

    reputation tab

  • You can get the number of up- and downvotes from the API, e.g. from the /posts/{ids} method:

    API response

  • It's possible to fetch the number of downvotes via a SEDE query, though it's only refreshed once a week, on Sunday morning, so it's not useful for recent votes.

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