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Is there any chance of including the "answer accepted date" in the Data Dump? Specifically I mean when you hover over the accepted answer checkmark you get a tooltip:

The question owner accepted this as the best answer xx units ago

Can we include that time property in the dump....or is it already there and I'm just missing it?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The date is already in there, but the time is not. (Not in Data Explorer anyways... it may be in the data dump itself, but I just deleted the last one and haven't downloaded the new one.)

Anyway, run this:

SELECT TOP 100 * FROM Votes WHERE VoteTypeId = 1

You can see the dates show up in the CreationDate column, but the times are all 12:00.

Upvotes and downvotes are anonymized by both stripping the source user id and the time, and I assume this was carried through to the accepted date. However, I don't think this makes sense, since the accepted times are publicly visible in the system.

I think I'd call this a bug, actually.

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There goes my "Tuesday has the most accepted answers" theory: odata.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/8934 Thanks Jon, that's exactly what I needed! –  Nick Craver Aug 3 '10 at 22:25
    
@NickCraver Did you see my queries here? –  Mark Hurd Aug 4 '10 at 2:54
    
@Mark - Yup, I found those results interesting as well...in this case I was specifically after accepted answers, maybe you could add that column to your results to make those queries even more useful? –  Nick Craver Aug 4 '10 at 3:23
    
@NickCraver Done. –  Mark Hurd Aug 4 '10 at 12:27

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