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SE have implemented a new button that lets you close your own question: In the specific question you linked to, what happened was that @muru cast a close vote, and this made the following appear to the OP: The OP saw it and agreed, so clicked on the button and, as a result, the question was closed and the OP's binding close vote is shown as originating ...


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Your question still has 2 upvotes. One upvote was removed and two downvotes were added which brings the total score to 0. Once you reach 1000 reputation, you become an "established user" which brings the ability to see vote counts. On your question, this looks like: Next, if you check your own profile page and click on the "Activity" tab ...


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The reasons people have for voting a question up or down are many. Ideally someone voting will be voting based on objective reasoning, but I'm sure that people vote on questions from purely subjective and emotional standpoints as well. In particular, it's hard to be objective on a topic one knows little about (and one should maybe consider avoiding voting on ...


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This was status-declined a decade ago on Meta SE: Remove vote UI elements beside own question and answer posts. It might be worth it to try flagging for it to be reviewed (following What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?).


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There's been 2 events that I'm aware of that recently took place. Both of these bothered me personally because these individuals were violating the "spirit" of how SE sites are suppose to work. Incidentally it seemed odd in retrospect in watching these two individuals because they both had many answers with high up-votes which seemed odd to be from my ...


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That feature is unlocked when you get to a particular level of rep (1000). https://unix.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/established-user There's a browser plugin you can install (I have it installed in Chrome) which "unlocks" this feature independent of what your rep happens to be on an SE site. This is the stackapp that allows for this feature w/o 1000 ...


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That change was made network-wide, not just on SO. It's not obvious from the blog post, but there is a hint (emphasis mine): We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange individual based on this change. One obvious indication of it being network-wide was the sudden awarding of a number of "Yearling" badges (Why am I ...


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That's a privilege that you receive when you get to the 1000 point level. But you can install this browser plugin to unlock it on all SE sites. “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep References Why can't I click on the up/down vote counter to see how the breakdown looks?


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That's one of the privileges that are unlocked when you have a certain minimum level of rep. It's on a per-site basis, so having the privilege on one site does not automatically provide the same privilege on other sites - unless you already have the requisite rep on the other sites. You are already well past the requirement on Stack Overflow, but have a ways ...


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