-4
$\begingroup$

Do moderators know who downvotes?

This is a related question.

$\endgroup$
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ To the downvoters. I deleted almost all my answers to my questions to cater for you. However, some of them were recovered by some moderators. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 21 '12 at 12:18
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Why don't you ask about upvotes too? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 21 '12 at 12:21
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @MakotoKato Your answers are fine, and deleting them was inappropriate. The issue isn't your answers themselves, but how you go about composing them. $\endgroup$ – Alex Becker Jul 21 '12 at 21:28
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ You didn't delete the answers, you edited them into vandalized oblivion. You don't need to be a moderator to rollback such edits, you just need enough rep. $\endgroup$ – Arturo Magidin Jul 21 '12 at 22:12
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila You have been objecting me to answer my questions. Now, are you going to obeject me to cater for you? $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 21 '12 at 23:01
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @ArturoMagidin One can't delete more than 5 answers in one day. So I deleted the contents. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 21 '12 at 23:03
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Had I thought that trying to explain to you once again that I have no problem with you answering your own questions would be fruitful, I would do that. Alas, I don't think that would help. I simply point out that you asked several questions regarding downvotes. Why haven't you asked about upvotes as well? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 21 '12 at 23:04
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @ArturoMagidin In case you wonder why I stop deleting my answers, it's because I was warned by a moderater that it was highly frowned upon. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 21 '12 at 23:29
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila You seem to misunderstand. I'm asking a general question. This is not a personal question. If people downvote freely just because they don't like an OP, the reputation system doesn't work well. I notice that people tend to upvote just because an OP is a famous mathematician. This is problematic but not so serious as the former. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 22 '12 at 12:02
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ No disrespect to the users of M.SE, but I don't know if there are many people here who qualify as a famous mathematician. $\endgroup$ – Chris Taylor Jul 22 '12 at 13:25
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ "the reputation system doesn't work well" - from here, "Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you're talking about." It's a measure of trust, not a measure of correctness. If you get downvoted sufficiently enough, you get low rep, and that correlates with people not having sufficient trust in whatever you're producing... $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Jul 22 '12 at 13:27
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @Chris Taylor It's just an example. It also applies to a member with high reputations. In short, somewhat authoritative members. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 22 '12 at 16:02
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @J.M. Each reputation should be voted only for the quality of a post. The OP's past behavior, good or bad, is irrelevant. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 22 '12 at 16:10
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Makoto, maybe so, but here we are. Again, if you really truly believe that your math is sound, then you shouldn't have to worry about downvotes; as @Chris already said, any voting anomalies are easily caught. $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Jul 22 '12 at 16:44
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ I'm not so nervous about downvotes(nor upvotes). I was just curious. $\endgroup$ – Makoto Kato Jul 22 '12 at 23:17
22
$\begingroup$

From this meta.SO thread:

Volunteer moderators have very limited access to voting information. The only voting information we can really see is related to anomalous voting patterns. This makes it easier for us to spot sock puppet accounts. We can't see specific votes cast on each question and answer by individual users.

See also this question and this question and this question.

$\endgroup$
19
$\begingroup$

No, we do not. ${}{}{}{}{}{}{}$

$\endgroup$
12
$\begingroup$

No, such voting information is kept secret.

See also: List of Moderator Privileges.

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .