I'm testing the following command:

$ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool

However it doesn't return up_vote_count and down_vote_count values as suggested in this old answer.

What I'm doing wrong?

  • Note that that old answer was for API version 1. Apr 25, 2015 at 12:49

1 Answer 1


You need to use a filter that returns those properties. The default filter does not.

Also, the API is at version 2.2. You should use that unless you've a very good reason not to.

So try, for example:




For your URL.

For more information about easily creating custom filters, see this answer.

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