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Question authors should be able to see the count of upvotes and downvotes on answers to their questions in order to better evaluate the answers: an answer with 100 upvotes and 100 downvotes is controversial, while an answer with 0 and 0 is not. (Vote counts are visible to those with 1000 reputation points, but anyone can ask a question.)

  • Vote count is theoretically public through the posters rep page. – Double AA Jul 10 '12 at 14:08
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    @DoubleAA, yes, but it requires collating. – msh210 Jul 10 '12 at 15:40
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    For sure, I'm just pointing out that the issue is one of making something convenient not releasing secret info. – Double AA Jul 10 '12 at 18:07
  • Shouldn't votes by users who have greater reputation amount be worth more, possibly enough to balance out such a 100+100- scenario? – Adam Mosheh Jul 12 '12 at 22:36
  • @AdamMosheh they aren't. If you think they should be, you can feature-request it. – msh210 Jul 12 '12 at 23:45
  • @msh210 - meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1257/1059 – Adam Mosheh Jul 15 '12 at 23:55

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