- Voting is supposed to be "anonymous".
- However, users with the required privilege and mods may be able to see who has voted.
- However, such access to voting information is a privilege and is supposed to be for their benefit and not for the purpose of violating the anonymity of the voter.
- Users who vote, especially down vote, are encouraged to also post a comment explaining their vote. However, this is not mandatory.
So, @Kris ... explain to me please exactly why you downvoted this answer.
How is one supposed to respond to the above comment? (Considering that this is stereotypical case that recurs very often and I myself happen to face the situation not too occasionally.)
Meta: This post is not about the specific comment in question, which is why it is posted on Meta.
[EDIT: post- some comments]
So, as a matter of fact, people with sufficient privileges now do see that the downvote was yours.
I was making no assumptions, only quoting from reliable sources. This was not mentioned earlier so as not to identify the concerned member.
What reaction did you expect to your copious down-voting of my answers? (17 hours ago)