I am trying to achieve the Sportsmanship badge. I wonder if it's possible to know how many times I upvoted competing answers until now?

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    On the topic, is it even possible to know any of those statistics. Like, how many have I flagged. Mar 21, 2011 at 8:11
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    How many flagged you can see in your profile (flag weight). Mar 21, 2011 at 8:13
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    @Bugai13 - not strictly true. It will give you a guide, but if a flag is marked as invalid your flag weight goes down. So flagging 2 valid and 1 invalid will give you the same weight as if you'd flagged 1 valid.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:27
  • @ChrisF: Yes, you true, +1. It's actually 'flag weight' but not just how many times i have flagged. But for 'Deputy' badge need achieve a flag weight of 500. Mar 21, 2011 at 9:36
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    Guys its not about flags and flags weight its about upvoting competing answers ...
    – OneMore
    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:39
  • @O.D - Bugai13 was responding to Gunner's comment - which was about flags.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:44
  • I'll tag the Question with a feature Request tag.
    – OneMore
    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:19
  • @DImension10AbhimanyuPS there shouldn't be a badge for something if the behavior it encourages is bad.
    – jball
    Oct 28, 2013 at 17:02
  • @DImension10AbhimanyuPS Just because someone wants to track the progress of this badge it doesn't mean they are voting just to get it.
    – Joe W
    Oct 28, 2013 at 17:22
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    Just because someone wants the badge it doesn't mean that they are voting just to get the badge. People do like to track progress of achievements and badges are just achievements.
    – Joe W
    Oct 29, 2013 at 1:49
  • Would you consider accepting more relevant answer?
    – nicael
    Feb 28, 2015 at 22:21

3 Answers 3


I wonder if it's possible to know how many times I upvoted competing answers until now

No, it's not possible. As of April 2015, this is possible using the features of the new profile page, as described in this other answer.

Such data is not exposed, neither in the Data Explorer nor in the API since voting is anonymous.

Worth to mention in this context that there were already several suggestions regarding badge progress.

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    meta.stackexchange.com/questions/80700/see-badge-progress. It's been suggested before.
    – Belinda
    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:36
  • Thanks @Bel I didn't see this before. :) Mar 21, 2011 at 10:41
  • Also this is not possible through Data.SE since voting is anonymous on Data.SE too.
    – Himanshu
    Oct 29, 2013 at 5:58
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    @hims056 thanks, I think I wasn't aware of data explorer and API back then, time to update my answer. :) Oct 29, 2013 at 7:26
  • Time to update your answer even more, now the profile's show progress ;) (wonder how many wrong answers and pointless questions now exist because of changes...)
    – James
    Apr 17, 2015 at 17:38
  • @James no need, nicael already posted a separate answer which is fine. OP can choose to accept his answer any time. :) Apr 17, 2015 at 17:48

Technically speaking you can check such data at Data Explorer. (However, the data gets updated weekly, so it won't be 100% accurate.)

How close am I to Sportsmanship badge?
This query returns all your answers, where you upvoted the competitor.

You can see the total values of the returns, at the bottom of the table.

You only need your userid. You can acquire your userid from the URL of your profile page.

  • Does the sportsmanship badge counts only the answers, that are upvoted at least one time? Sep 4, 2011 at 1:38
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    Yes, your questions will need a positive score for competing upvoted answers to count. So the first query seems best: I don't have the badge and the first query gives 93 results and the second gives 196.
    – Hugo
    Oct 23, 2011 at 16:58
  • This queery is wrong!
    – My Name
    Jul 5, 2015 at 10:20
  • @GeorgeChalhoub It worked 4 years ago. Copy the code and make it to your own. Jul 5, 2015 at 18:43

With the introduction of new "activity" tab of profile page, it is now possible (but this new page is only tested on MSE right now):

You can now select "Sportsmanship" by clicking on the pencil and choosing the badge.

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    I suppose this can now be edited; the page is live! Apr 15, 2015 at 19:17
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    This of course only works if you haven't already achieved the badge, but i guess that wasn't the focus of the question.
    – Kevin B
    Apr 17, 2015 at 19:12

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