I've been using the LaTeX Stack Exchange site for a while to assist my learning of LaTeX. In this time, I have upvoted questions and answers that I found to be helpful. However, these weren't "real" upvotes as my reputation was below 15 at the time.

I have recently gained over 15 reputation on the LaTeX Stack Exchange site and I would like to make my previous votes "real". It would be very helpful if there were some sort of sub-15 rep vote log that recorded which posts I had voted on. This log would allow me to revisit these posts so that I may cast "real" upvotes.

Although a message stated that my vote was "recorded" whenever I cast a sub-15 rep vote, I am unable to find any actual record of them in my profile. This answer mentions that sub-15 rep votes are stored in a database that can be queried via the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). I found a comment showing how to use the SEDE to find the sub-15 rep votes on a particular post, but I can't figure out how to find the votes cast by a particular user, such as myself.

Is it possible to find a log of the sub-15 rep votes made by my account through SEDE or some other method?

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    Unfortunately, you can't, as the attempted votes are stored as anonymous feedback, with no record of the user. See Where can I see questions and answers I've upvoted if I have less than 15 reputation? Nov 18, 2020 at 6:32
  • I do agree that that error message is rather confusing in that it implies that an actual vote is cast, so I've made a request to change it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/330254/… Nov 18, 2020 at 6:34
  • For future reference, you can follow or favorite questions you find interesting and wish to "remember" somehow.
    – Luuklag
    Nov 18, 2020 at 7:27
  • @Luuklag I have bookmarked posts, but only those that I found to be very interesting or useful. There were many posts that I upvoted because I thought they were helpful, but didn't stand out enough to warrant a bookmark.
    – JAK Zero
    Nov 18, 2020 at 7:54
  • I assume that if you'd really want to know this, it should be present in the data dump you get when you submit a GDPR request here (but I haven't checked)
    – Erik A
    Nov 18, 2020 at 10:47
  • @ErikA Thank you for informing me about the GDPR request. I've just submitted my request and it looks like it'll take a month to process. Hopefully it will contain information on my sub-15 rep votes.
    – JAK Zero
    Nov 18, 2020 at 10:57
  • @ErikA The processing time estimate was extremely incorrect, I received my requested data just a few minutes ago. It doesn't look like it include information on sub-15 rep votes. The only post-related information seems to concern favouriting and above-15 rep votes.
    – JAK Zero
    Nov 18, 2020 at 11:13


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