# How come I can see the reputation history of other users?

If I go to some other user's profile and look at the Activity tab, then reputation tab, I can see the history of her/his reputation, including downvotes. Is this a privilege obtained at some reputation level? Or is it standard? I'm asking because I looked at the help page for privileges but there doesn't seem to exist any privilege like that.

• I opened a "private" browser window (where I am logged out from CV) and checked that I could still see users' reputation history. So it's not a privilege. – amoeba Jun 9 '18 at 13:50
• You see downvotes that they may have received but not details on downvotes that they may have given. – Nick Cox Jun 9 '18 at 15:15
• @NickCox so, I shouldn't see the -1 people get when downvoting others. I should only be able to see the -2 they received, because someone else downvoted their questions/answers, or -5 because their answers were unupvoted, but not the -1 because they gave downvotes. Is this correct? – DeltaIV Jun 9 '18 at 15:56
• This is system-wide behavior, & it is part of the design intended by the developers. – gung - Reinstate Monica Jun 9 '18 at 15:56
• On a browser where I am logged out, I cannot see reputation changes from downvotes that I've given. – gung - Reinstate Monica Jun 9 '18 at 15:59
• @gung that makes sense: otherwise, it would be relatively easy to de-anonymize downvotes. – DeltaIV Jun 9 '18 at 16:01

I was trying to hack the system.

### Data explorer

I could not find anything here. The following query is the closest thing

https://data.stackexchange.com/stats/query/847098/user-reputation-history

you can find:

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