# Question regarding checking points in upvoting for an answer.

For an answer to a question, I am receiving 18 points. But I could see in the post only one upvote has taken place. For what I am having extra 8 points. How to check when we are receiving extra points?

For example, See this question

I got only one upvote but I receive 18 points for this. Why this is so?

• You got 2 upvotes and 1 downvote for 2 x 10 + 1(-2)=18 points and a total score of 2-1 = 1. – quid Dec 9 '14 at 17:26

You got 2 upvotes and 1 downvote. The net effect is:

• score $2-1 = 1$
• reputation gain $2\cdot10-1\cdot2 = 18$

Since you don't have 1000 reputation points yet, you could not see the vote split yourself. Users with 1000 reputation can see them by clicking the score.

However, I made a bookmarklet that shows vote split, regardless of your reputation. To use it:

1. drap the bookmarklet to the bookmark bar