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This is my reputation page links: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/93616/sawarnik?tab=reputation .Click under today, and you will know why. These question are not bad and inactive, and I do not understand why they are being serially down voted now?


marked as duplicate by Grigory M, Asaf Karagila, J. W. Perry, user61527, azimut Jan 24 '14 at 16:11

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    $\begingroup$ Cereal downvotes (:P). Wait till 9:30 IST and all the downvotes would eventually be reversed. There is an automated script that detects such downvotes. $\endgroup$ – Balarka Sen Jan 22 '14 at 10:25
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    $\begingroup$ @BalarkaSen: Possible serial downvotes. Even I, as a ♦-moderator, do not have enough information to determine this. But you are correct, if the system detects this as serial downvoting, these votes will be invalidated when the automated script runs next. (See MSO serial voting faq.) $\endgroup$ – user642796 Jan 22 '14 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ (While I don't see what's wrong with these questions and) 3 downvotes surely are frustrating, but calling it 'serial downvoting' is an exaggeration, IMHO. $\endgroup$ – Grigory M Jan 22 '14 at 11:32

No, serial downvoting does not mean your answers are bad. As noted, serial downvotes (if that is what these are) will be reversed automatically once a day.

But three downvotes is nothing: a week ago I had 20 of my answers downvoted within a period of 7 minutes. The lost reputation was restored automatically by the next morning.



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