I have always wondered, do SO/SE employees/admins have an ability to see who downvoted them?
For example, I can see my own downvoted questions on my reputation tab. Does this interface look like it does to me, or to everyone else, when logged in as an admin?
And if it's not built-in to the interface, do those who are developers ever look it up in the DB? If not, why are you lying? (that's a joke.)
I ask this because I think anonymous downvotes save us from taking the downvote personally. Even at our best, sometimes it's human nature if we know the source of criticism, and I don't want anyone to take a downvote that I make personally.
And no, I'm not making any assumptions or guesses as to why one might do this, beyond that desire that so many have to know why they were downvoted. Simply wondering if it exists.