The system identified and reversed a surge of up-votes between 07:53 to 07:58 and a second surge from 08:16 to 08:18 on 12/23/15. Overall I gained a total of 140 reputation from this mysterious 'benefactor'. Then the system corrected the Serial Voting at 03:00 on 12/24/15 to give -140 reputation.

While the system was able to detect (and correct) the serial voting, 3 days later I am still left with a badge that I did not earn or deserve.

So I would like to know if it's possible to revoke this badge that I was wrongfully rewarded since I don't want badges, reputation or anything else for that matter in my possession unless I earn them legitimately by myself.

Now, to my serial up-voter; If you're reading this I would like you to know that while I acknowledge your kind thoughts:

Intentionally voting merely to reduce or inflate another user's reputation is considered abuse.

Moderators; Could you please remove this "Mortarboard" badge?

Thank you.



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    $\begingroup$ We couldn't. But we were able to poke somebody who could. It's removed now. Good luck getting it. $\endgroup$ Dec 27, 2015 at 21:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Daniel Thank you; that means a lot. I appreciate. $\endgroup$
    – BLAZE
    Dec 27, 2015 at 21:36

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This badge is not revoked automatically. See Mortarboard badge is being gamed too many times. Maybe time for auto revoke? for a feature request for this to happen.

However, somebody at SE could remove it manually. Possibly somebody will see this or the moderators will escalate it for you. If neither happens soon, you could write to SE see "contact us" at the end of the page.

  • $\begingroup$ Okay, thanks for your answer, I really hope that it can be removed, I just doesn't 'feel' right owning it. $\endgroup$
    – BLAZE
    Dec 27, 2015 at 21:22
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    $\begingroup$ Upon inquiring whether it would be much work to do so, a friendly CM removed the badge. $\endgroup$ Dec 27, 2015 at 21:34

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