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I couldn't find any hint if it is possible to search for questions I voted on.

The only workaround I can think of is to add all those questions to my favorites but I'd like to distinguish between those I generally consider being good questions and those I find particulary usefull (mostly because of the answers to those questions).


Since this question keeps getting upvotes (and duplicates pointing to it) I'll turn it into a feature-request.


Since the discussion on social media sharing icons cropped up I figured that sharing questions and answers would be the most flexible way to have categorized bookmarks ("Non-Freehand-circle answers I downvoted").

I'd drop this request if I could share anything without copy/pasting from the link box.

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I often wish to refind something I saw on SO and thought was great, therefore I would like the normal search to put results I upvoted at the top, but still give me all the normal search tools. (Now also make this work from google...) – Ian Ringrose Sep 14 '11 at 14:52
There is a browsable list in the votes tab in your profile now/again. It's not searchable though (except for ctrl f and hoping you're on the right page) – Ben Brocka Jun 21 '12 at 13:30
@BenBrocka I think the social-media-sharing/bookmarking will be more flexible than the lists in my profile. I regret that I didn't take the opportunity to categorize my posts but this is also partly due to the fact that I wanted to bookmark and categorize other peoples posts rather than my own. – Filburt Jun 21 '12 at 14:54
Has there been any traction on this? I'd like to be able to locate the questions I've already voted on. – JoshDM Oct 22 '13 at 19:35
@JoshDM I adopted the social media "share" functionality (g+) and am quite content with that since it gives a lot flexibility to categorize questions and answers even beyond "questions I voted on". – Filburt Oct 22 '13 at 21:42

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I don't think it's possible because I believe there's no way to search for questions you voted on, period. I remember reading that in reference to the electorate badge; I'll see if I can find a reference.

EDIT: I can't (easily) find a reference other than this answer by Jeff in regards to this question:

Some of the badges are supposed to be surprises, not World of Warcraft style level grinds based on numbers.

I worry that if we provide too many metrics:

  • it becomes noise, like a bunch of inscrutable F-16 cockpit gauges -- how are all these numbers useful except for these specific badges?
  • the badge becomes the explicit goal instead of the desired behavior
  • the badges are no longer a pleasant surprise and reward but an expected "level up""

That doesn't specifically answer your question. To throw in my $0.02, I think being able to view all the questions you've voted on would be a useful feature.

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The data dumps don't allow searching by votes, because that would mean making your vote history public. This doesn't mean the interface couldn't show you your vote history. – Marti Jun 1 '11 at 18:54

There used to be a "votes" tab on the user page which showed you everything you voted on.. but we dropped it due to disinterest, and because it was a poor early substitute for proper Favoriting support.

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Okay, since I'm not even a "yearling" I never got to see this tab. If an according feature request pops up I'll jump in. – Filburt May 6 '10 at 8:13
I don't see how this is related to favoriting, at all. I voted for something earlier today, I'd like to go back and see what it was (fixed it on one machine, need to fix it on a different machine), but it's not something I'd call a "favorite" answer. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I don't see the point of "favorites" at all - they're a weird early version of voting, and now that you have voting you can get rid of favorites. – James Moore Mar 12 '11 at 0:24
I agree with @James Moore. I remembered that I upvoted something recently, but it wasn't necessarily a favorite. I would like to see what it was that I upvoted. Also, I can only favorite quetions, not answers. I want to see the answers I upvoted. – chrish Jun 30 '11 at 21:29

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