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I had four downvotes today, all within a couple of hours of answers I posted within the last few days. It strikes me as odd that they would all gain any sort of attention suddenly within such a short period of time. It feels as though I'm being scrutinized by a single individual.

I understand from this answer that the system does have a way of identifying when one user is targeting another. So I'm glad to know I may not be paranoid.

I'm curious: What logic does it use to identify serial voting?


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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the link. That thread is waaaay too entertaining. $\endgroup$ – Adam Hrankowski Sep 22 '15 at 4:22
  • $\begingroup$ Question edited to change focus from Does it happen to how is it measured? $\endgroup$ – Adam Hrankowski Sep 22 '15 at 4:38
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think Stack Exchange will reveal how they detect serial voting. Because if they did, then it would help the serial downvoters from being caught. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Sep 22 '15 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. I think I saw that pointed out elsewhere. No problem. It's good to know that it's something people are aware of and that there are measures to counter it. $\endgroup$ – Adam Hrankowski Sep 22 '15 at 6:11

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