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Can we do anything to avoid losing Bill D? [closed]

Recently I was very disturbed to learn that one of the most distinguished members of the MSE community (my former teacher, and close friend, Prof. Bill D) was suspended for 30 days, under what seems ...
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Please get rid of “vote locking”

Not for the first time, I recently revisited an answer I had upvoted, and discovered a technical error that gave me second thoughts about the upvote. I don't want to mislead new readers into believing ...
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Why has Bill D. been hit with a 1 year suspension?

I have been watching closely the events unfolding on Meta this past year or so which include the MK issue and more recently the deleting/locking of contest/take home questions. Now just a few minutes ...
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Do moderators know who downvotes?

Do moderators know who downvotes? This is a related question.
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When someone gives you -2 points

How to find the reason for someone giving you a -2 for a previously answered question that had been given 10 points?
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Would it be prudent to ignore downvotes rather than commenting on them so frequently?

I've noticed on this site (math.SE) that downvotes get noticed and reactions get announced far more often than on other SE sites I frequent. Often, the respondent sincerely asks the downvoter to ...
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Should the old “losing Bill D.” thread be undeleted and re-locked?

In recent events Bill D. has left the site. During a now-closed thread pointing that out a comment was linking to the previous thread started by the user Math Gems when Bill was suspended for a month. ...
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Downvotes, downvotes for all! [duplicate]

It is strange that every good answer here has exactly two downvotes each. Would it be sensible to revert this, or should we not care?
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Dealing with undeserved downvotes

This is a question where obvious correct solutions got a downvote. What mechanism is there to prevent this type of action? and it is possible to address it by having the mods take a look at it? ...
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“Suspicious voting behavior” and the vote anomaly detection script

I understand that the details of the vote anomaly detection script are secret for a reason. But I also think that at least the coarse principles of what amounts to automated policing of what is ...
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Apparent systematic downvoting of many users

Recently I noticed some very suspicious patterns of downvoting. If you browse the rep pages of users on front weekly rep page you will see that almost all users received a pair of downvotes at the ...
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Ten old questions of mine have been downvoted within a span of 2 minutes.

I just noticed that my reputation score dropped significantly since my last time checking in. Upon further inspection I saw that on a number of older question I asked, someone downvoted my questions, ...
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A bland, duplicate question getting an oddly large amount of attention?

Relevant thread: A fair coin is flipped 2k times. What is the probability that it comes up tails more often than it comes up heads? Yesterday I answered a question by giving a simple hint. The ...
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Targeted, wrongful downvoting [duplicate]

First off, sorry if this post is on the wrong part of stack exchange. I believe that this would be appropriate either here, or the meta part of the main site itself. I have also contacted the help ...