I suspect, but it's only a suspicion, that I more frequently up-vote, and less frequently down-vote, questions and answers on "main", than does any other user with a substantial "reputation".

Where can one find hard data on this?

  • $\begingroup$ User lhf has both more upvotes and less downvotes than you do. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen : If you know that, then you quite probably you also know the answer to the question posted above. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:53
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    $\begingroup$ I think Jyrki already answered your (original) question....more...than does any other user with substantial "reputation." $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Dec 21, 2016 at 20:55
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    $\begingroup$ You can find this information by checking the profile pages of all the candidates. There aren't too many users with 20000+ votes. My stats are more or less similar to yours actually. I used to boast an even higher upvote/downvote ratio. But, a downside to moderating is that you are forced to wade through a lot of crap. It takes its toll. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy : That wasn't the question. The question was the sentence that ends with the question mark. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen : When I click on "voters", I find "26217 votes" under "Davide Giraudo", but it doesn't say how many are up-votes and how many are down-votes. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ Well, you have been ranting quite a bit lately. If all you wanted to know were "the facts, ma'am, nothing but the facts, then why did you need to claim to be the highest upvoter, lowest down-voter, etc. Many may not see such a boast as anything to be proud about. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Dec 21, 2016 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ Martin Sleziak also has more upvotes than either of us (and less downvotes). $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy : I didn't want to "claim" to be that; rather I wanted to find out. As for "ranting", I have posted comments and feature requests that are inconsistent with the rigidly enforced orthodoxy that prevails on "meta". Disagreement with enforced orthodox views is called "ranting" here. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen : So where do you find up-votes and down-votes rather than something that just says "26217 votes"? $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ Stop playing the martyr, @MichaelHardy. It gets old. I'm done here. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Dec 21, 2016 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ Michael Hardy, I told you to click the user's profile. The numbers are given right there. Scroll to the very bottom. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen : I don't see anything like that in Davide Giraudo's profile. I enter control-f for "find", then in the search box I enter "votes", and I find data on the votes on his postings, but nothing on votes he has cast. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Michael Click on 'Activity'. It is then listed at the very bottom - to the right - of the page under 'Votes Cast'. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Stefan : Found it. Hardly what I would call "right there", since you never see it until you scroll all the way to the bottom. Perhaps you could post this as an answer. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:16

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Data explorer is a good tool to find various statistics about SE sites. You can find various already existing queries ordering users by percentage of downvotes.

I took this query and modified it to restrict to users above a given reputation. And judging by your question, you are more interested in users with highest percentage of upvotes: Biggest Upvoters.

You can certainly find similar queries (or create your own). If you are interested in other data related to voting, you might also have a look at other questions tagged statistics+voting.

  • $\begingroup$ I've up-voted this answer. Your "percentage of downvotes" query doesn't list users by raw number of down-votes. Also, a less crude thing that restriction to those above a certain reputation would be a ratio of up-votes or down-votes to reputation. Maybe if I can't figure out how to phrase useful queries, I'll ask you about it. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ Well, to be honest my sql skills do not go much beyond taking somebody else query and make slight modifications. But there some users very skilled in using data explorer around here. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelHardy 1) Open Martin's query. 2) Click the header of the column with the title "Downvotes". Doing that will re-sort the table according to the number of downvotes. Clicking that column again reverses the order. You can do the same with any other column. $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2016 at 21:37

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