I recently had a non-multiple of 5 rep points for an answer (specifically, 18). I assume that is due to 2 positive votes and one negative, but there was no comment explaining the down vote.

When I look back at the answer, I see it has a total of +1, but there doesn't seem to be a way to view the individual votes. Is there a way to view them? I don't know that it would serve any important purpose other than to satisfy curiosity.

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    $\begingroup$ Click on the number of votes itself, should show you the up and down votes. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    May 25, 2015 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ Also, comments with regards to votes are not mandatory, so you shouldn't expect any comments explaining the downvote. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    May 25, 2015 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ah! Thanks @KyleKanos. I know about the comments issue. Has there been a discussion of forcing a comment on downvotes but providing a checkbox to allow for possible anonymity? Would it be worthwhile to ask about adding that feature? $\endgroup$
    – Bill N
    May 25, 2015 at 16:01
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe not on this meta site, but Meta.stackexchange.com probably has one or two on that. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    May 25, 2015 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ Forced comment suggestions in many, many variants have been uniformly and firmly shot down on the mother meta. Everyone gets an annoying drive-by down votes from time to time, but they are here to stay. $\endgroup$ May 25, 2015 at 16:07

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This is only possible with the Established User privilege at 1,000 rep. Click on the post's score and you'll see the upvote/downvote breakdown. On occasion, this can be quite useful - particularly on meta for things like polls. (As an extreme example, this answer, currently at +24-21.)

For <1k rep users, you can find out the vote counts on your own posts via the reputation tab of your profile, which will show the net upvotes and downvotes for each post, per day.


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