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I am not sure this is an appropriate question or not. It looks like I'm being 'targeted' by someone on Math S.E. I got so many downvotes today (yesterday I got 1 downvote) for no reason and no one admitted it. I can accept it if I get downvotes because my answers or questions are really bad but they seem fine to me, nothing is wrong with those yet I still get downvotes. It's really frustrating me.

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Is kind of behavior permitted here?


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As you can see in the printscreen picture above, I got serial downvotes again two days ago. Luckily, I did not get online on that day so it did not give me a bad mood and also the reputation has been reversed. Does the user who did this to me get a punishment or at least a warning from the moderators because of his/her action? I am quite sure (s)he is an adult user but how come (s)he did this to kid like me? In my opinion, what (s)he did to me is really unacceptable and gives a bad role model. It also changes my viewpoint to adult users here.

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    $\begingroup$ Mr. @AsafKaragila, I really want some discussion but ... Never mind, you can close my question. It's really a bad day for me. Good night. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '14 at 16:18
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    $\begingroup$ I'm sorry that you are having a bad day. Serial voting gets reversed the next day. If not, you should flag for the moderators. There's really nothing we can do, and there's no real point to discuss this. But if it makes you feel any better, it happened to a lot of people, more than once, so most people can identify with your feeling. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 2 '14 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ 7 downvotes are continues, within 1 min. Tomorrow this will be reverted and perhaps the troll who did this will be issued a warning by the mods. Personally I don't like the SE's feature to allow downvoting without leaving comment. Secondly downvoting on a question doesn't cost any rep to the downvoter, in contrast to downvote an answer, which costs -1 rep. Again I don't this feature too. I had faced this same thing(on some other SE site) once in past and it was reverted the next day. Don't take it personally. Your posts are ok. $\endgroup$
    – user103816
    Jun 2 '14 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ When I'll be free I will read your posts thoroughly and will upvote if I find them useful. $\endgroup$
    – user103816
    Jun 2 '14 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ @user31782: There are users (both on math.SE and throughout the SE network) who do "revenge downvote" when they think they know who has downvoted their posts (even if the original downvoting is not serial). Requiring comments to go alongside downvotes would perhaps be a cure worse than the disease. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Jun 2 '14 at 17:06
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    $\begingroup$ @user31782 Thanks. I'm still learning here so I hope you be nice to me $\ddot\smile$ $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '14 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ @ArthurFischer What is wrong with my title on this question? Why Mr. Integrals keep editing the title. It's really annoying me. I just wanna sleep right now but he keeps bother me. I'm so scare of him. Could you please do something Sir? $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '14 at 17:46
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    $\begingroup$ @V-Moy Probably because the title "Monster Integral" is unhelpful. Casual descriptors aren't generally appreciated; what's difficult for one person may not be for another, etc. Helpful titles describe what the problem is. If I see something like "Monster Integral" I'm thinking either it's something related to the Monster group (which your question appears not to be), or I am thinking it's a poorly-titled question. That said, repeat editing is annoying, and it's best for editors/posters to use comments to clarify and communicate. $\endgroup$
    – Emily
    Jun 2 '14 at 19:56
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    $\begingroup$ Those are widely accepted names, recognized by many. On the other hand, "monster integral" means something you to you. $\endgroup$
    – Emily
    Jun 3 '14 at 12:23
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    $\begingroup$ Arrggghhhh!? It's not fair!! It's even not a school but why there are so many rules?? I thought I can have fun while I'm learning here ᕙ(`皿´)╯ $\endgroup$ Jun 3 '14 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ V-Moy, the society that you live in and interact with on a daily basis has way more rules. Most of which are unwritten. It takes time to learn and accumulate these rules in mind. Does that mean that you can't have fun living? Some people might agree, but I think that most people will disagree. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 3 '14 at 13:44
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila [_And if all users downvote for the same reason, do nine of them write "Me too" or something] Yes that would be a constructive feature -- OP will know that 9 users find his post bad for the same reason. [ "if I write a completely non-constructive comment, like a joke or whatever? What if I later delete that comment?"] This is a valid point. The whole voting system is faulty. It should be like whenever one would downvote he/she have to choose(click on) one of the reasons out of 1. Technically incorrect, 2. shows 0 research, 3. unclear, 4 Not useful. [cont] $\endgroup$
    – user103816
    Jun 3 '14 at 13:57
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    $\begingroup$ @user31782: I agree that adding a refinement to the voting is possibly useful; I disagree with removing the anonymity, though. And what about lying? I can downvote all your posts and say that they are clear or not useful. How is that helpful? More so if I do all that in the span of 10 minutes. How was that helpful? How it was helpful to you to know that I am the one downvoting you? Are you planning on revenge soon? Are you planning not to vote my posts anymore? Should that matter? If not, then votes should remain anonymous; as for feedback, it's easy to lie. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 3 '14 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ Mr. @Arkamis Okay, let say my question poorly-titled. How about user Integrals that gives his questions with titles like these: Fun Integral, Cool Integral, Marvelous Integral, Short & Sweet Integral, Interesting, FunFun, Lovely Integral, Pie Integral, etc? $\endgroup$ Jun 3 '14 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ Mr. @AsafKaragila and Mr. achillehui Because my reps is back, for now I can forgive the user who did this to me but for the next time, I'll raise the flags to notify the mods like your suggestion. Thank you. (ô‿ô) $\endgroup$ Jun 5 '14 at 10:29

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