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Questions tagged [serial-voting]

Serial voting is the act of casting many successive upvotes or downvotes on the posts of a specific user.

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Serial down-voting [duplicate]

I answered three question a while back, and today when I logged-in I see they were all voted down in chronological order. In fact one of my answers was even accepted by OP. Refer to these links: ...
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What to do about one or two downvotes received daily?

I've read that one doesn't need to do anything about suspected serial downvoting, because it's taken care of automatically by an algorithm. What if one suspects that someone is aware of that ...
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Is there some way to trace the downvoter?

I want to know if there is any way to trace the down voter? Today, I got serial downvotes on 3 of my previous questions. I suspect that the person who down voted them did so out of contempt, so I ...
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Is CRUDE healthy?

The chatroom CRUDE stands for Close, Reopen, Undelete, Delete, Edit. Is the way this room is currently used healthy for Maths Stack Exchange? There is a core of users which can be counted on one ...
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How many upvotes are too many?

I frequently read other's answers by topics and I have a list of users who usually give hight-quality answers I would like to read in some topic. It is totally possible that I would read (more than) ...
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Are my serial downvotes inappropriate?

I recently read an answer regarding L'Hospital rule and I don't even understand a line what this answer is talking about. There are several others of such answers (which have been deleted now): https:...
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How do I go about determining if downvotes are serial?

Forgive me - I am sure this is addressed elsewhere on this meta site, but I am not not familiar enough with Meta.MSE to know. I noticed that four of my questions were downvoted in a very short time ...
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A user has downvoted me many times [closed]

A user continues to downvote my answers (for example, from 9 month ago). I already reported a few days ago, though. This data include even the question of 9 month ago. $20170123$
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Why Reputation is Locked After a Serial Up-Voting?

On August 21st, I saw that I have -195 in my reputation page (See the picture below). It was written voting corrected. Then I checked out the related help page for it. I realized that I was a victim ...
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Is this targeted voting?

Sometimes I read a particular user's answers (why else does the profile page exist?). I remember awhile ago, I went through one user's posts and saw a lot of low quality answers. I was independently ...
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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 ...
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Does getting two upvotes very often denote serial upvoting?

So, very often I have seemed to get exactly $2$ upvotes for a series of problems, but in no particular order in large quantity. What I mean by that is: Out of my 23 answers so far here, I have ...
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Suspicious series of downvotes [duplicate]

Yesterday I became a victim of several (uncommented) downvotes which can't be related to some serious quality issues (for example all questions I asked so far have been downvoted). So I suspect this ...
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Rule about excessive (up and down) voting.

Is there any rule about excessive (up and down) voting? I'm asking this because someone upvoted 15 of my questions/answers in one minute. I'm not sure whether he did this in good faith or not, but ...
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Received the “Mortarboard” badge due to Serial Voting. Can this badge be removed please?

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 '...
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What Should I Do With Serial Down-Voters? [duplicate]

Recently, some user has started down-voting my posts without any reasons consecutively! I call them serial down-voters! :) What should I do?
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Is it OK for a user to ask other users to vote for him as a quid pro quo for voting their questions?

Perhaps it is not an issue in sites like MathOverflow because it is really shameful for a prestigious professor to get involve in such childish games but in Math.Stackexchange it could happen. Here ...
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Stalked by a downvoter? [duplicate]

I had four downvotes today, all within a couple of hours of answers I posted within the last few days. It strikes me as odd that they would all gain any sort of attention suddenly within such a short ...
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How to prevent many downvotes [duplicate]

On the mathematics SE site there, yesterday, was a person who went on and disliked every single one of my posts. I don't know who that was, but I feel that this will continue if it does not stop now. ...
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Why did I lose rep from this reversal?

today I saw that I had 180 points taken from me. I see that one user who I had answered a question to had up voted many of my posts, so I guess that is fair for some to be taken. BUT, I had answered ...
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What to do about obvious revenge downvoting [duplicate]

After a small argument with an user this just happened to me: I realise my first comment may have ignited everything and that some users may disagree with me, but I believe revenge downvoting isn't ...
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Is it considered serial voting even if the votes are not directed towards the same user?

I will start with two real-life scenarios. Recently another user complained about a down-vote on their post. (Well, we have lot of such posts here on meta.) But they also mentioned in a comment, that ...
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I have been personally attacked (by getting unexplained downvotes for multiple questions at once) [closed]

Yesterday I decided to downvote this answer (by the user induktio) for reasons I clearly stated in the comments. The answerer omitted some details when performing a not-always-invertible operation ...
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Serial downvoting [duplicate]

Yesterday I got 9 downvoting. And the downvoting was done within 2 minutes, from 14:29 to 14:30 (see here). Some of the answers received downvoting have received more than 10 upvotes (see here, here, ...
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Serial up-voting reversed?

Today$^{[2]}$ I came across some MSE user profile and noticed that (s)he lost almost $10$k reputation on single day the reason being Serial up-voting reversed AFAIK This faq post on meta says ...
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Serial down-voting risk from review queues

By definition serial down-voting applies to a window of time in which a number of down-votes are directed to the same individual. Today I'm seeing a particular user (whom it isn't particularly ...
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On mutual tactical serial upvotes and unconstructive comments

I notice that there is a group of users on this site who like to leave unconstructive comments on each other's posts. For example, A writes "Great answer, +1" on B's posts and B writes "Short and ...
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Is this considered a serial downvote? [duplicate]

5 of my answers were all downvoted today. I have reason to believe that this was not a coincidence? What action can be taken? These questions are relatively far apart time wise. I'm assuming that 5 ...
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How long it takes for the serial downvoting script to work? is it automatic? [duplicate]

I suspect retaliation, 7 questions downvoted 5 hours ago, my question is about the serial downvoting script. Is it automatic? When does it kick in?
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Serial unaccepting

We have serial upvoting and serial downvoting which are against the rules, but don't have serial unaccepting. Why?
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Downvote for no reason [duplicate]

I am not sure this is an appropriate question or not. It looks like I'm being 'targeted' by someone on Math S.E. I got so many downvotes today (yesterday I got 1 downvote) for no reason and no one ...
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A certain kind of serial downvoting?

I apologize in advance if this seems like whining. I have, however, observed someone - I think - systematically downvoting each new answer I provide. It would seem to me that this sort of downvoting ...
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Down votes on all my recent answers? [duplicate]

UPDATE: The serial down votes were reversed, and I got all my points back. Thanks everyone! I just noticed the following on my feed: The questions that were down voted for no reason are: {1}, {2}, {...
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Question About Serial-Upvoting

There some people who serial upvote with a fake account in order to gain reputation. But I am wondering if some people spread out their votes and vote on some other questions and answers like they are ...
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Almost serial downvoting

This user received 5 downvotes in less than a minute, in good answers, an apparently after some discussion with another user. I don't think this is fair game. Any mod can look into it?
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I'm kinda confused, but how could serial-upvoting happen?

I was on mathexchange, then I realized that my reputation crazily went up by +180 in the blink of an eye! I realized that someone had upvoted almost all of my posts in less than 3 minutes! Then the ...
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Multiple Enlightning

I have had the honour to be awarded three(!) Enlightened badges within a single(!) minute today. Not that I want to complain, but since the three questions were from different askers and of different ...
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Strange behavior of the reputation tab

I recently removed an answer of mine which I posted a few days ago. On the day of posting the answer it gained several votes, but I also gained more than that amount of votes when I capped out. So ...
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How are serial upvoters looked upon?

There are several reasons why someone would serially upvote another account. I will list some examples, ranging from good faith to pure evil. Gratitude. A user encounters a particularly enlightening ...
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A kind of revenge?

I just saw some downvoting activity on many questions I answered (see here), not long after I answered this. Is there anything I can do ? EDIT Ok, so MSE has correctly reversed thing during night, ...
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Is there a danger of up-voting someone too much?

Every now and then, I recognise someone I know on this site who I didn't notice earlier. Unbeknownst to them, I go through their questions/answers (expecting they will be of above-average interest to ...
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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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What to do when you know who serial downvoted you?

I had received the "warmth" of an angry user which decided to downvote no less than eight of my questions within the span of a minute. I know who the user is and I can prove their identity beyond ...
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What happens when a serial voting is reversed?

Yesterday I received a serial upvoting on many of my questions within a minute or two. Today I saw that the serial voting was reversed (something I had expected to occur). Luckily for me, that ...
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Serial downvoting

So, 11 hours ago, 6 of my answers were downvoted all at the same time. Now, the serial downvoting was reversed, which means 5 out of 6 of the downvotes were reversed. Why only 5 out of 6? If it is ...
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Suspicious behavior between two MSE users

In fact the purpose of this post is flagging one suspicious behavior between two MSE users. But I'll start from something seemingly non related. In the question Downvoting complete solution there was ...
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When are serial downvotes classified as anomalous? What to do about a sequence of downvotes?

I recently got downvoted on four posts within a span of three minutes. I have read that such patterns are identified and reversed. Does my case qualify? If the same downvotes were exercised over a ...