On data explorer, why do votes have the time part of their creationDate (a DATETIME datatype, that is a date and a time) all set to midnight?

This query shows that this has been the case for some time.

It means that certain time sensitive queries can't be made.

Can this be fixed?

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    Anonymity of voting. Feb 18 '14 at 4:05
  • Fine... I will post another question then. I think I have attracted a downvoting stalker. I'll collect the info the hard way.
    – Bohemian
    Feb 18 '14 at 5:09

Voting has, and always will (should!) be anonymous.

Not only do they show support (through upvotes), but they could also show the opposite (through downvotes). As such, the possibility exist - however small - for one to link voting behaviour with community members and therefore attempt retribution for negative feedback... a very human quality. To nullify this risk of association, votes are considered anonymous by removing the timestamp.

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