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In the January 2011 data dump, a VoteTypeId value of 15 started showing up in votes.xml, but the readme.txt file only documents VoteTypeId values up to 13. What kind of vote has VoteTypeId="15"?

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Care to compare that readme.txt to the list at How do I audit my reputation? and enhance that list, if applicable? (That list currently only shows 1-4, 8-9 and 12.) Thanks! –  Arjan Jan 18 '11 at 13:12
    
They've all got a CreationDate of midnight, starting from 20th Dec, if that helps? Autogenerated for something? –  Rup Jan 18 '11 at 13:46
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@Arjan I think that list already has all the vote types relevant to reputation –  Rup Jan 18 '11 at 13:52

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These are flags that record when a moderator reviews a post or comment. Essentially a "response" to VoteTypeId = 13 (InformModerator), which is not included in the data dump.

I assume they are part of the new system that tracks how frequently flags for mod attention are acted upon, which is why the data only goes back 4 weeks or so (as opposed to only keeping a 4 week history). As it sits, that data doesn't really say much, and may be stripped from subsequent dumps.

I've updated the data dump schema docs to reflect this new type. I've fixed up the Data Explorer VoteTypes table as well, which will show up next month when the data is updated.

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