Over the past two weeks or so, someone(s) have been searching out my answers which they liked, and upvoting them, say $10$ questions or so, but an automated process reverses the votes. I don't know who the person(s) voting are, but do voters know that if they upvote someone's old answers too rapidly, their votes are nullified?

I myself learnt a lot by going through and upvoting old answers of luminaries whose answers I liked, but never knew that I couldn't upvote too quickly.

The marks don't matter but the deletion leaves an impression as if something shady is going on.

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    $\begingroup$ Related: math.meta.stackexchange.com/q/34284/42969 $\endgroup$
    – Martin R
    Jun 28 at 8:36
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    $\begingroup$ And from meta.stackexchange.com/a/126857: “In no way should you be concerned with reversal statements in yours or anyone else's reputation history.” $\endgroup$
    – Martin R
    Jun 28 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinR: Thanks, I didn't know that this issue has been discussed here. $\endgroup$ Jun 28 at 8:58
  • $\begingroup$ Just to add anecdotes... I've had a bizarre experience recently. I'm not much underway in MSE, and sometimes are periods where I find nothing interesting, and voting positive (or seldom negatively) is rare - well, as I thought. Recently, when I voted one there occured a reminder: "please also vote questions not only answers." Upps? Ok, maybe they're right, mostly I get inspired by answers, so maybe I should do a bit for the askers. So maybe I finally spread some votes to questions, and maybe a couple of answer more than occasionally one or two in a week of lurking... (cntd) $\endgroup$ Jul 3 at 6:54
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    $\begingroup$ (...) Crazy, a couple of days after I received an "accept" and 2 votes myself, where one vote has been removed by the bot, saying something like "1 vote removed due to serial voting"... I've never seen such a msg in the 14 years here - but of course it looks as, say, the bot is on ecstasy... Well, I'm not much interested in the voting anyway (I had a job getting my "votes" satisfyingly as well with my wife and some friends) so I don't really care. Only when I see, that some people here (like you) are (possibly) suffering on this I only can shake my head about the patterns in MSE... $\endgroup$ Jul 3 at 7:01
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    $\begingroup$ @GottfriedHelms: “1 vote removed due to serial voting" – that can also be because of this cleanup action $\endgroup$
    – Martin R
    Jul 3 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinR - ah, nice information, interesting read. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Jul 4 at 6:30


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