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When you lack reputation to cast a proper downvote on a site, there is a box explaining that it was registered somehow anyway, but doesn't really explain in much detail what this really means.

Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score.

What happens with votes cast with rep < 15 exactly? explains that this feedback will be visible via SEDE, but this is arguably not a very useful place for putting these to actual use - the database is only updated and republished periodically (When will data.SE get updated data? says weekly but having a stable, recent, authoritative source would be nice - any better pointers?)

For monitoring tools like the ones running in Charcoal HQ and SOBotics chat rooms, it would be useful to get access to this feedback in something approaching real time. Could these be made available e.g. as an RSS feed or on a web socket?

(I guess upvotes should be included as well, though it's less clear how exactly those could be put to immediate use.)

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    Anonymous feedback is shown in the 10k tools. – Sonic the Anonymous WizHog May 24 at 7:37
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    But then a bot would need to have 10k on all the sites it monitors. But thanks for the pointer - I earned this privilege 88k ago on Stack Overflow and never discovered it. – tripleee May 24 at 7:41
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    Well, it's new-ish. It used to be there years ago but was removed because the query was expensive to run. Taryn fixed that and we added it back a few months ago. – Catija May 24 at 11:10
  • Possible cross-site duplicate (from 2012!): meta.stackexchange.com/questions/116715/… – tripleee May 25 at 10:23
  • More background for the 10k privilege: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/328213/… – tripleee May 25 at 10:25

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