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Right now, the UserId for Votes is only available if the vote is a favorite. It would be nice if users logged in could have UserId for all types of votes that they themselves cast, so queries for closeness to the Sportsmanship badge, for example, could be implemented.

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If you really wanted this, you could parse the results given to you at sitename.stackexchange.com/reputation and get your votes from there. It's just a matter of the parsing which shouldn't be too difficult. Of course you're not going to get everything I suppose (e.g., bounties, suggested edits(?), etc.). –  Jeff Mercado Mar 20 '12 at 2:34
    
Related: Viewing your own votes through the API has been requested twice on Stack Apps. –  Jeremy Banks Mar 20 '12 at 17:08
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If I'm not horribly mistaken, SEDE's data source is the publicly available data dump, where votes are anonymized. Obviously that can't change for the data dump, so the only way for such a feature to get implemented would be for SEDE to have a different data source. I think we can safely assume that SEDE will never be tied to live data, so a different data source would mean yet another data dump the team would have to maintain.

Too much trouble just to check your badge progress, don't you think?

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The bit about where the data comes from isn't strictly true, but implementing this functionality would be nevertheless be extremely problematic. –  Tim Stone Mar 20 '12 at 2:02
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Good point. Anyway, it turns out I did get the badge, I just didn't wait long enough to find out :) –  minitech Mar 20 '12 at 2:17
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