It would be more correct if at least those who receive a vote know who it comes from. It would be even more correct if the vote were motivated.

| |
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ You can find a few related discussions on this meta, such as: What are reasons for allowing anonymous voting? (and other questions linked there) or Completely Unexplained Downvotes (and other questions linked there). $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Sep 1 at 17:26
  • 11
    $\begingroup$ I love it when someone who has been here for a month thinks he knows how the site should be run, and is eager to enlighten the rest of us, without first checking to see whether what he is suggesting has been discussed and rejected multiple times in the ten years before he got here. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Sep 1 at 22:44
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @Gerry Myerson. Good sense of belonging. Discreet opportunism. Poor welcome. $\endgroup$ – Dante Servi Sep 2 at 11:13
  • 8
    $\begingroup$ Elliptical commentary. Unclear references. Over my head. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Sep 2 at 11:45

This is by design; see e.g. this post on Meta Stack Exchange: Is there a way to see who voted on your posts?

No, voting is by design anonymous. Not even ♦ moderators have access to information on individual votes.

Knowing who up- or downvoted your post would likely incite some users to up- resp. downvote the voters' posts, which we want to avoid: Stack Exchange is all about the content, not the users.

Motivating votes would give a lot of noise, and motivating (down)votes should only be done in conjunction with an idea how the post can be improved. See also Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?.

(partially copied from a recent answer of mine on Mathematics Meta)

| |
  • $\begingroup$ The purpose is correct, I'm not sure it's actually implemented. $\endgroup$ – Dante Servi Sep 1 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ After several days that a question was standing, I saw a negative vote on the question without any comments or other variations. It seemed too easy. $\endgroup$ – Dante Servi Sep 2 at 8:53

You must log in to answer this question.

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