It is strange that every good answer here has exactly two downvotes each. Would it be sensible to revert this, or should we not care?

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    $\begingroup$ Your reputation reminds me of the internet when I first started using it, 16 years ago. I had state of the art 28.8k modem... sigh Good times! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 19 '13 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand the question. Revert what to what? $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Jun 19 '13 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ @JonasMeyer Make the downvotes disappear. $\endgroup$ – Pedro Tamaroff Jun 19 '13 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ Heh, now this got downvoted. $\endgroup$ – Pedro Tamaroff Jun 19 '13 at 18:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Jyrki: I don't think that's right. I think he would downvote more often. The upvotes, I believe went mostly to the questions... (Also I doubt he's really gone.) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 20 '13 at 9:03
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    $\begingroup$ Bill still reads main and meta, but I don't know why we are still talking about him (or sticking to coy pronouns). $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Jun 20 '13 at 17:51

There's nothing moderators can do about this, the information they can access about votes is not fine-grained enough to see if anything strange is going on here.

I would generally not worry too much about small patterns of potentially bad votes, in the grand scheme of things a few votes have almost no effect. But if you stumble upon a larger abusive pattern of votes, just flag one affected post and explain what you observed.

Even though I previously said that moderators can't see or do anything about this specific situation, they can still ask SE to investigate and intervene. I don't think this is necessary in such a small case, but the option exists if someone is trying to abuse the voting system in a large fashion.


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