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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?

marked as duplicate by Shog9 Feb 18 '14 at 4:32

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    Anonymity of voting. – michaelb958 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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