MO-participants should appreciate the difference between information about  +1 vote   and   +4 vs -3 votes.   This is especially the case of closed questions.

I hope that MO will implement the more complete way.


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This is already possible for users with 1,000 or more reputation:

How do I view vote counts?

Voting scores, as displayed, are the sum of the up and down votes on a post. Vote counts are the individual up and down votes that make up the score.

You can view the vote counts by clicking on the score of a post. This will break the score into upvotes and downvotes, like so:

Whether that privilege should be available for users with less reputation as well is an eternal debate on Meta Stack Exchange.

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    $\begingroup$ The format as +4 vs -3 should be presented directly to participants without bothering participants to make another click (many don't even know about the option). $\endgroup$
    – Wlod AA
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that is what many users have been proposing but (so far) to no avail. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 21:05

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