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.

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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Jun 9, 2018 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ You see downvotes that they may have received but not details on downvotes that they may have given. $\endgroup$
    – Nick Cox
    Jun 9, 2018 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ @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? $\endgroup$
    – DeltaIV
    Jun 9, 2018 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ This is system-wide behavior, & it is part of the design intended by the developers. $\endgroup$ Jun 9, 2018 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ On a browser where I am logged out, I cannot see reputation changes from downvotes that I've given. $\endgroup$ Jun 9, 2018 at 15:59
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    $\begingroup$ @gung that makes sense: otherwise, it would be relatively easy to de-anonymize downvotes. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaIV
    Jun 9, 2018 at 16:01

1 Answer 1


I was trying to hack the system.

Data explorer

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


you can find:

Upvotes Question
Upvote Answer
Downvotes own Q And A
Accepted Answers
Suggested Edits
Bounties Started
Bounties Received.

but not down votes other Q&A

Daily reputation status

This is the closest that I could get. The daily reputation can not be viewed by data explorer but the little graph shows daily reputation. I went to a user from which I knew that he/she gave a recent down vote (expressed in a recent meta-post). And indeed if you count all the points that you can see in data explorer (or the activity overview) and compare with the graph then you can see a discrepancy of 1 for a particular day. So you would be able, with quite some effort, to deduce the day at which another user has given a down vote.


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