I once asked on meta stackoverflow - should downvoters be identified...
An unpopular idea, understandably given the possibility of a petty downvoting war.
The thing is, I got a downvote on an old question of mine which I noticed today. And a comment was left that clearly showed that the commenter had misunderstood the question. And the comment time and downvote time, as indicated by the "activity" log, are identical. So I can be close to 100% certain I know who downvoted me. And now, I can hunt out every question and answer he ever posted and downvote them all bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
OK, I'm not (quite) that petty. But it did make me wonder whether it's sensible showing the approximate time for reputation changes, next to the question that was up/downvoted. Without that, it would be quite a bit less obvious who the downvoter was in cases like this.
I'm expecting this to be downvoted into not-worth-worrying-about oblivion on the basis that downvote wars aren't (as far as I'm aware) a serious issue on Stack Exchange sites, but even so, I just thought I'd ask - might it be worth hiding this time-of-reputation-change information to avoid cases where it's obvious who downvoted?