It would appear I have a serial downvoter, probably based on my comments at Vector field on an odd sphere

Anything to be done?

How very odd. I put Cereal on purpose. I do not think it confuses the reader for any significant length of time.


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    $\begingroup$ I got a whole bunch too (due to the same thread), and suspended the offending user, but as far as I can tell, my attacker is not your attacker. I'll see if I can figure out anything else. But presumably the script will remove the votes soon. $\endgroup$ – Zev Chonoles Apr 24 '13 at 0:35
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    $\begingroup$ @ZevChonoles, thanks for your help. My take is that there is quite a large base of users who believe people should get complete answers without doing any work. Interesting that both of ours stopped with activity called "Today" by the software, I think Greenwich Mean Time. $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Apr 24 '13 at 0:41
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    $\begingroup$ @ZevChonoles, perhaps a sockpuppet voting? $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Apr 24 '13 at 2:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Zevc FYI if someone serially down votes you, you should let another moderator handle the suspension. Letting another moderator handle the decision to suspend removes any doubt that the suspension was done for the sake of retribution on your part. $\endgroup$ – casperOne May 8 '13 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ See also: When are serial downvotes classified as anomalous? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 29 '16 at 10:26

Most cases of cereal downvoting are crunched by our automatic script that milks them away within about 24 hours.

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