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Sometimes I come across an old question or answer that I voted on in the past, but I don't clearly remember when (or sometimes even why) I voted it up or down. Being able to see the date/time that I cast a vote would help me remember my mindset at the time.

When mousing over the toggled vote, the tooltip reads the same as if I hadn't voted, with no further information. For example:

This answer is useful (click again to undo)

The only way to get the timestamp is if I try to click the vote to undo it and get the locked vote message:

You last voted on this answer [datetime] Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited

However this requires me to guess that the vote is locked - if there was an edit since then I'll actually undo the vote and erase the info I was looking for.

Feature request: Please add the vote timestamp to the tooltip when mousing over a cast vote. This is already done with the green acceptance checkmark for example.

  • In theory couldn't you go through your own vote history (accessible via your profile)? It's perhaps more time consuming, but it would accomplish roughly the same. – Aarthi Apr 14 '13 at 20:33
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    In theory I could, but without the ability to search that list you're suggesting I do a "full table scan". I'm a person, not a Turing Machine :D – Paul Bellora Apr 14 '13 at 23:18
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    But you pass the Turing Test so much more elegantly. :P – Aarthi Apr 14 '13 at 23:19
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This would be very helpful. The system already varies another tooltip based on context, so it should be possible here too.

Here is the tooltip on one of my questions on the "accept" checkmark if I haven't accepted the answer:

click to accept this answer etc

And here is one on an answer I accepted:

click to undo, plus acceptance timestamp

The acceptance tooltip tells me when I accepted the answer. That's actually true for anybody who hovers, but for me it also gives me instructions about undoing it. So the tooltip code knows that it's my vote and modifies the message accordingly.

Appending the "you voted on $date/time" part when mousing over your own vote would be consistent with this.

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