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Is CRUDE healthy?

CRUDE, as described in its description, is an incredibly helpful tool. There is nothing unhealthy about "feedback/discussion/requests of Close/Reopen/Undelete/Delete/Edit for questions and answers on ...
Aloizio Macedo's user avatar
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Is this targeted voting?

I often read through a user's profile page if they post a lot of great answers. I want to upvote all of them, because they are all good. Is this targeted voting? Yes, at least in the sense the system ...
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Are my serial downvotes inappropriate?

In my mind there are at least three sides to this, in general not only for this particular case. At one level the votes are appropriate. They are based on your best judgment of the post. To ...
quid's user avatar
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Is CRUDE healthy?

Updated: put this suggestion at the top, since I felt it became important. Original answer follows below that. My challenge to anyone who "doesn't like CURED": Join the room and take actions at ...
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Are there often serial upvoters on the site?

Is this frequent? The yearly moderation report (e.g. 2020: a year in moderation) does not contain that information. I don't know if a count of voting corrections is kept somewhere, perhaps a ...
Martin R's user avatar
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Question regarding the standards of the site. Need help. Someone mass downvoting my posts.

First, let me stress that indeed the down-votes seem not good. It is basically never alright to down-vote in a string. (It is not even advisable to do this when each post does merit a downvote; I do ...
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How many upvotes are too many?

Agree with everything quid said. Just adding a few observations. Voting old answers is very much ok. As long as you find them during "natural" browsing of the site, like following an interesting ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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A user has downvoted me many times

We the diamond moderators have access to some aggregate voting statistics. I had a look. The total number of downvotes from any single user to you is so low that there is nothing actionable. Some ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
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Is CRUDE healthy?

Is CRUDE healthy? You mean right now!? I dunno. Heck, I don't even know when right now is! Perhaps the more important question is Can CRUDE be healthy? Certainly. Though it would probably be more ...
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Is CRUDE healthy?

I was going to write just a comment, but there are several points to be made here so I decided to promote my 2 cents to an answer. My observations regarding CRUDE, the state of MSE, and this topic: ...
Lord_Farin's user avatar
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Is CRUDE healthy?

No, it's not. Cranks, nuts, newbies, PSQ-askers, PSQ-answerers, rep-farmers, donut-eaters, people making wrong assertions. How can we make them stop doing those things, or get them to leave? A self-...
Dan Brumleve's user avatar
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How many upvotes are too many?

How many upvotes are to many? The details of the script are not public, to avoid users working around it. If I write a comment to every answer upvoted about why I think it good, would the system ...
quid's user avatar
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Received the "Mortarboard" badge due to Serial Voting. Can this badge be removed please?

This badge is not revoked automatically. See Mortarboard badge is being gamed too many times. Maybe time for auto revoke? for a feature request for this to happen. However, somebody at SE could ...
quid's user avatar
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Why Reputation is Locked After a Serial Up-Voting?

Yours was a bit of an edge case. The serial voting script runs early in the day (UTC, of course), and thus usually the votes it reverses are from the previous day. Then the reputation recalculation ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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What is the Solution to CAREFUL Serial Down-voting?

If you suspect someone is targeting you and serially downvoting you while not triggering the script, flag one of the posts for moderator attention and explain the situation. They can investigate.
Matt Samuel's user avatar
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How do I go about determining if downvotes are serial?

If the votes come together, at the same time (more or less) on different posts, they are probably serial. If they are part of your breakfast, then these are cereal downvotes. In any case, there is a ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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Targeted, wrongful downvoting

pretty impressive, not even sure how one would successfully cast so many downvotes in under 120 seconds...
Will Jagy's user avatar
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What to do about one or two downvotes received daily?

It is best to bring this up via a flag 'other.' Flag one of the affected posts and describe the situation briefly; to flag one post suffices, we can see which other posts were downvoted then. (I see ...
quid's user avatar
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Serial down-voting

Someone is likely downvoting answers to low-quality questions. Often, even if the answer is well-written, people will downvote to discourage answering questions that should be closed instead of ...
xxxxxxxxx's user avatar
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Can we have a smarter serial voting detection?

Such things are supervised to the extent possible (it is not always possible though) and actions are taken (in the form of warnings or suspensions). However, even when we identify the source and take ...
quid's user avatar
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What Should I Do With Serial Down-Voters?

First, stop being angry. :-) To annoy you might be the point of it all. You see how you make "the attacker" win by getting angry. Second, wait for a day. There is an automatic script that undoes ...
quid's user avatar
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What is just happening to my reputation?

The top menu bar does not notify you of reputation losses by design. You may argue that this should be different, and indeed there is a feature request on global meta for this.
KReiser's user avatar
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Is CRUDE healthy?

The room CRUDE is relatively tightly overseen by per-site moderators. The activity that happens there has my full support, and if I am not all that active there myself, it is on the one hand for ...
quid's user avatar
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Are my serial downvotes inappropriate?

I think the community's overreacting on this one. The user under question seems to be basing their viewpoint on calulcus on this book. I haven't looked at the arguments too carefully, but it's not ...
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