Checking the timeline of an accepted answer of mine, I can't see the accept vote for my answer.

timeline of an accepted answer

As per https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/271754, it should be available:

The accept vote is available on the accepted answer's timeline.

This feature request also confirms that is has been available at some point.

Sadly I couldn't find a screenshot of an accepted vote in the timeline after the timeline was changed some years ago.

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    Even worse, when answer is unaccepted, the accept event just disappears from the timeline and there's no way to know it was ever accepted. Aug 25, 2022 at 14:20
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    Duplicate of: "New timeline view only shows *last* accept vote, no un-accepts"
    – Makyen
    Aug 25, 2022 at 14:22
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    @Makyen Well, the timeline currently doesn't show the latest accept vote either, even for currently accepted items. So similar, but not duplicates. For example, see stackoverflow.com/posts/73487830/timeline -- you can see a given answer is accepted in the question timeline, but not when. And when you go to the answer's timeline, nothing whatsoever is shown.
    – TylerH
    Aug 25, 2022 at 14:31

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It's true that the answer from your example doesn't show in the timeline that it was accepted:

Timeline of Answer

Instead the accept is shown in the timeline of the question, with a tickmark next to the chosen answer:

Timeline of Question

This is useful when there are multiple answers, some before and some after the accepted answer; such as in this question:

Timeline of alternate example question

Votes (which includes accepting and unaccepting) are always aggregated in the timeline, a higher level of detail isn't available to users; even though it's obvious that the voter was almost certainly the one who asked the question (moderators and staff can change the acceptance, in rare circumstances).

A request for details: "New timeline view only shows last accept vote, no un-accepts" has already been filled on Jan 13 '16 at 14:43.

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    This doesn't really address the problem stated in my question. I'm talking about something that was shown and now isn't shown anymore. This seems to be a regression, as I didn't find any evidence that indicates it was removed on purpose.
    – riQQ
    Jan 20, 2021 at 8:06
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    I do not think moderators can change the accept status of an answer (source: I am a moderator), and I do not think staff ever does it (they are always pretty clear that an accept should only come from the asker). The link you provide does not seem to state this. Is there something that I have missed?
    – wimi
    Jan 22, 2021 at 17:07
  • Wimi, yes; and it's been done; and documented.
    – Rob
    Jan 22, 2021 at 17:09

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