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After a small argument with an user this just happened to me:

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I realise my first comment may have ignited everything and that some users may disagree with me, but I believe revenge downvoting isn't fair.

What can be done in this situations?


marked as duplicate by user147263, user99914, d80d2729a352b1366139fc119d3345, user642796 Mar 6 '15 at 7:35

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    $\begingroup$ This user will likely get his account suspended. This is extremely aggressive and confrontational. Serial downvoting is not acceptable. A few serial downvotes and I think a user gets a warning from moderators but this extent.. it's flagrant and unacceptable. $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Mar 6 '15 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the answer @CameronWilliams, I already flagged the comment, so I'll just wait. On the other hand, is this question off-topic? $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 4:53
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    $\begingroup$ Not off-topic I think. EULER is probably trying to close it. I'm going to flag the comment as well. As academics, we should be above this petty nonsense. $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Mar 6 '15 at 4:54
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    $\begingroup$ @CameronWilliams Actually the closevote is mine, see the off-topic reason in the dialog. Public callouts against a user are inappropriate. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Mar 6 '15 at 4:58
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    $\begingroup$ Off-topic: Thanks to the downvote in one of my questions I got the "Tumbleweed" badge :). $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 4:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Woodface Good catch on the callout issue. $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Mar 6 '15 at 4:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Woodface $1)$ If there is a policy, a comment for an edit could be enough. I could delete the first image in fact. $2)$ I actually googled the issue, but couldn't find any similar situation. Maybe because my misspelling of "serial". $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 5:01
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    $\begingroup$ @hjhjhj57 "serial" is the correct spelling, and cereal is a grain producing grass. Cereal strikes again! $\endgroup$ – J. W. Perry Mar 6 '15 at 6:20
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    $\begingroup$ This is about as obvious a case of serial downvoting as it gets. The site runs a script that detects and reverts such downvotes once every 24 hours. A little patience, please :-) $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Mar 6 '15 at 6:21
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    $\begingroup$ @J.W.Perry ;) As a native spanish speaker there's no way I can miss that one! $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 6:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen And what about the user? $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 6:22
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    $\begingroup$ And, yes. The moderators have access to data identifying who it was. I hope you understand why I won't give more information. In the interest of keeping this thread at a general level it may be better to remove links that allow everybody to ID the user. Also, because they may make an incorrect guess. Try not to hold a grudge. The mods will convene and discuss whether sanctions are needed, or whether we just ask a community manager to revert the votes (in the unlikely case that the automated script does not catch them). $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Mar 6 '15 at 6:25
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen Everything's good. $\endgroup$ – hjhjhj57 Mar 6 '15 at 6:34