To an outsider, the vote stats section in the profile page:

Vote cast details

suggests that this is the number of votes received.

It's usually not really important, but in a careers context, one wouldn't want a potential employer to see this and think, "what? The guy got 1500 downvotes?"

Please clarify the wording to something like

Votes cast

This has a duplicate here but the question, and the answers, have derailed into a discussion about getting downvoted.

  • Possibly stupid alternative: "Voting"
    – Nicole
    Commented Apr 30, 2011 at 17:57
  • This seems to have been implemented, and will probably show up in the next build. Thanks!
    – Pekka
    Commented May 1, 2011 at 8:14
  • I see "status-completed" here, which is fine, but I just saw "1 Votes Cast" on my webapps.se profile, which is poor English. Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 1:17
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    hits @PhilipDurbin with a giant S
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented May 19, 2017 at 12:42
  • As always, close voters, don't vote No Repro if the reason you can't produce the stated preconditions is because of the way the fix was implemented. Commented May 19, 2017 at 15:50

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When I first started using StackOverflow, the votes section was really confusing, especially the arrows by the numbers even though I saw them next to the answers. I did not figure it out until I had the rep to vote and realized what it was. But adding "cast" to the end would really help make it clearer.

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    And then until recently the down arrow for the cast up-votes showed a hand cursor while hovering, possibly fooling folks into thinking clicking would have some effect. ;-)
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 12:52

If you look at the whole ting and think about it you realize that it's only what the user have done. So my suggestion that it might get a headline saying:

Actions by user

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    This is a good idea as well, but I think "votes" is the only thing where it's really misleading.
    – Pekka
    Commented May 1, 2011 at 8:13

As indicated by the label, this feature has been implemented.

new votes cast section

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    "As indicated by the status-completed label" — well, yes, that's all that's really necessary, generally speaking. FRs and bug reports don't actually need an answer when resolved, and if they do get one it should probably explain any unusual reasoning or implementation quirks or limitations. Commented May 19, 2017 at 6:47
  • We've been over this...
    – Jason C
    Commented May 19, 2017 at 11:50

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