The StackExchange sites make great deal about hiding up- and downvotes since that information is given as a privilege.

I don't understand however why that information is still hidden in my posts.

As a newbie on this website, for instance, I posted a question[1] and I can tell that at the moment of writing, it has a score of 3, with 5 upvotes and 2 downvotes, yet I'm largely under the 1000 rep threshold required to see that information. What I did to know that is nothing easier than going on my reputation change tab and saw a total of 5 times upvote on that question and 2 downvotes, so the information is present.

Since it's present, it's a bit shady to get it, I suggest that anyone could see the full score of their posts (up- and down-votes) without earning any privileges. Seeing the full score of others' posts should still be acquired by reputation gain as it's currently done.

[1] The question is irrelevant in this topic and I don't care about more votes, so... no link.

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    This is something you'd really need to request on Meta Stack Exchange. There's nothing we can do about it here. They do explain why it's not possible for newer users here. – Catija Dec 21 '15 at 19:18
  • Here's a more recent version of the question with a similar answer from one of the SE staff. – Catija Dec 21 '15 at 19:24
  • Since this isn't privileged site information, you could always just ask someone in the chatroom to look for you. They'd probably get p*ssed off if you asked for loads, but I'm sure they'd be happy to do one or two. I'd do it myself, but I'm too cool for chat – user7812 Dec 21 '15 at 20:39
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    Try the “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep user script or browser extension. – galacticninja Dec 24 '15 at 13:38

The Established user privilege is standardized throughout the stack exchange network. For whatever reason, SE believes that you should have 1000 rep on a site to see any Up/Down vote stats. It's not a privilege that can be changed on a site by site basis.

If you want this to change, the first step would be to ask on http://Meta.Stackexchange.com, as this is network wise.

Whether it be a universal "let me see votes on mine" right away or a more general "let me see votes on mine if I have the Established User Privilege on at least one site" type deal, there is where it would be voted upon and answered as possible or not.

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