If you go to a user page, it has a link on "vote casts" to https://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/208/joe-shmoe?tab=votes

This page is reported to be a 404.

If I don't have permission to see more info about the user's voting history, why is there this link?

See also on MSO: “View more” Votes profile button link broken?

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    FWIW, mods can't either, voting is completely anonymous. Good find!
    – HodofHod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 0:41
  • Should this be not redirected to the main meta?
    – Naftali
    Jun 5, 2012 at 15:00
  • @Naftali, no, SE's rule is that bug reports can be on any site's meta.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 17:21
  • @msh210 haha yes I realize that, but when it can affect the system as a whole, it is usually a good idea to put it on main meta as well
    – Naftali
    Jun 5, 2012 at 17:40
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    @msh210 duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/q/134108/155556
    – Naftali
    Jun 5, 2012 at 17:42
  • @Naftali considering that there (as you found, thanks) a post on this on MSO already, I don't think they'd look too kindly on our migrating this one there.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 18:14
  • @msh210 not migrating, but closing this one and directing people to the duplicate ^_^
    – Naftali
    Jun 5, 2012 at 18:14
  • @Naftali, SE policy is not to redirect to MSO.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 18:44
  • @IsaacMoses yes, but this is a duplicate :-)
    – Naftali
    Jun 5, 2012 at 18:48
  • @Naftali, please read the post I linked to. This is not a duplicate; it's a parallel instance of the same issue in a different context. The correct response is to cross-reference, not to close. We would only close this question as a duplicate if it was a duplicate of another question here on Meta.J.SE.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 18:55

2 Answers 2


The "view more" link will no longer be shown if you're not viewing your own profile.

A fix will be pushed in the next build, after rev 2012.6.6.2794.

  • And the section heading, which is also a link? Jun 6, 2012 at 12:48
  • Great point, I always forget about those headers being links, maybe because they don't look like links :P - I've checked in a fix, which will be pushed out in a few hours. Jun 6, 2012 at 15:56
  • I noticed my cursor change, but I think I would have tried clicking there anyway because the "tabs" above are links, establishing the "header text = link" pattern for me. Now that you mention it, I've never clicked on the "more" links at the bottoms of sections. Jun 6, 2012 at 16:41

Because somebody has permission -- just not you.

I just went to Shmuel Brin's user page and saw the following tabs (only): summary, answers, questions, tags, badges, favorites, bounties, reputation, activity. I only see a votes tab on my own page. (I do see now that the "votes" section header at the bottom of the page is a link on everyone's page.) The URL exists because there's one person who has access. So 403 (forbidden) might be more appropriate than 404 (not found), but "no page for you" when trying to view someone else's votes tab seems correct to me.

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    So why provide me with a link to your page? Jun 5, 2012 at 3:41
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    I love this idea! A 403 = Forbidden page is exactly what we need! And I know the perfect picture to go with it.... "this little piggy went to market.. and this little piggy is FORBIDDEN!!!"
    – HodofHod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:52
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    Btw, ^^^ is not sarcastic, though perhaps I shouldn't have so much sugar so late at night....
    – HodofHod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:54
  • @ShmuelBrin I think it's just too much unnecessary hassle to put the link there only sometimes. ie it's there because it's sometimes used, even if you can't.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 5:53
  • @ShmuelBrin, I think it's worth asking if their implementation supports repressing that link (while keeping the text for the section heading as a non-link). They can obviously include or exclude the tab at the top, but that's "whole block in or out", not "block with link or block without link". Jun 5, 2012 at 12:59
  • @HodofHod, I love it! If SE will implement that return code (which they should do everywhere, not just for Mi Yodeya, though we'll be the only ones with the piggy). It looks to me as if 403 is the right return code here, but I haven't worked with this stuff all that much so I could be wrong. Jun 5, 2012 at 13:00
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    @MonicaCellio I agree. In certain cases, (e.g., moderator tools) I can understand why it would return a 404, but here, where we already know such a page exists, a 403 makes more sense.
    – HodofHod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 13:04
  • @HodofHod considering that they have a mod faq on meta.se, they aren't hiding the mod-only features too well Jun 5, 2012 at 18:30
  • @ShmuelBrin The mod faq does not cover all of the moderator tools, and certainly not their URL's.
    – HodofHod
    Jun 5, 2012 at 19:30

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