All of a sudden, I've lost nearly 56 points, if not more, what can be the explanation for this? Or is this a troll?

Is this due to an account deletion? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ 2 is typically the rep for a successful edit. If an account was deleted and you've edited a lot of that accounts posts, that might explain it $\endgroup$
    – postmortes
    Dec 31, 2022 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ @postmortes, I've only edited around two questions , or so. $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2022 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ Moreover, these are my own questions $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2022 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ I visited my profile, and this seems to have happened yesterday too(it was revered), but it has happened again(today,with the -38 reputation), do I flag one of my posts, or wait for some time? $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2022 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like blatant serial downvoting. It should be reversed, and if not flag your posts and the moderators can investigate. $\endgroup$
    – bobeyt6
    Dec 31, 2022 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ By the way if an account was deleted it would say 'user removed', and those do happen occasionally. $\endgroup$
    – bobeyt6
    Dec 31, 2022 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ I would expect you'll see a reversal after 3:00 UTC Only then, if not, then you can address mods in their chatroom, or flag one of the downvoted post with a convenient link to your reputation, for moderator attention. But please refrain from posting to meta in such cases, as there is nothing meta users can do. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Dec 31, 2022 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ Your title is redundant: A sudden string of downvotes all of a sudden. Did you do that for dramatic effect? $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Dec 31, 2022 at 22:05
  • $\begingroup$ no, not really. that's the only title that felt natural to me @amWhy. If you want, I'll change it $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 3:37
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy, understood, I won't make such posts in the future $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 3:37
  • $\begingroup$ @bobeyt6, I see. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 3:38
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    $\begingroup$ This was blatant serial voting. The timing data on the votes leaves no doubt. Looks like the removal of a user fixed things, so the system works as intended. The moderators are not authorized to give any more information. Move on, hopefully happily. $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 10:35
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen, yes. Thank you! $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 16:30


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