These are all possible already with markdown, do you mean they should be added to the editor toolbar in the composer?
a user's posts with negative votes
As an admin in our forum... although I can see the best posts by a user, I cannot easily reach the list of posts with negative votes. Sometimes it is necessary for me to see why a user has a negative reputation, and I usually have to ask the user itself if he/she knows which posts were disliked heavily.
This might be also an admin-level option/list to reach. I do not think any regular user will need to see this list, but as an admin, I think it will be very useful for us.
I do not think any regular user will need to see this list, but as an admin, I think it will be very useful for us.
I think this would be a plus for admins to keep somewhat of a thumb on the pulse of downvote "warfare". Having such info available to the general membership could inadvertently further "weaponize" down votes for those childish enough to be getting their jollies from such immaturity. I noted recently in another thread that the admin disables down voting. Having a knob to easily do this may well be a better tactic in such cases.
In more mature settings, I, too, have found myself curious about such things....
I also think there is no good use for this option for regular users (even it might be worse as you have suggested), but it will be beneficial for admins. So, this can be an admin-level option to see on the profile.
You can use search to see a user's posts ordered by votes ascending:
@pitaj Ho, man! Sometimes (oft times?) I am just too brain dead on the discoverability of such knobs. Thanks for the cluebat!
However, while the above provides information about posts, I suspect it is really "users" we are interested in w.r.t. anti down vote warfare tactics. For e.g., I would like to sort down vote frequency by user. Users near the top of that list may be engaged, opinionated, totally legit in expressing their disagreement and not necessarily "weaponizing" down votes but something along these lines would help admins illuminate those bad apples who are.
Anywho, some half baked thoughts that probably require more time in the oven. Cuz one thing is for sure, no matter what we do the asshats and cheats will find some way to gamify it.
@pitaj thanks, this will definitely work better than directly asking the users... However, I still believe a direct link on the user's profile page will benefit admins.