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Serial Downvoting Victim

I've seen a lot of posts about revenge downvoting suggesting one of two responses:

  1. Let the system take care of it in its daily process
  2. Flag for moderator attention

I've waited a couple days and it's still showing up, and unfortunately, I'm confused what precisely I am supposed to be flagging for moderator attention. My own answers? In any case, if you look at my profile, it's pretty obvious which votes I'm alluding to:

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I am almost certain it was due to sour feelings from a comment I made to a question posted by Tom:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6921071/alter-content-of-sms-message-before-it-is-sent

(Note that this post is deleted so requires 10k+ rep. to view)

Sorry for wasting poeple's time on something inconsequential like this, but revenge voting always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, George Stocker, Pops, Jon Seigel, YOU Aug 16 '11 at 6:34

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At this point, there's not sufficient activity to clearly determine revenge down voting. However, if this pattern continues even slightly, there will be. If you see it happen again, flag immediately so that we can see it while it's happening (and before the system possibly invalidates those votes automatically). –  Tim Post Aug 5 '11 at 5:00
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@Tim, thanks for responding. Ultimately I don't mind too much either way, it's really not a big deal. But if you could, would it be possible to elaborate why there's not sufficient information to figure out the truth of this? Is it simply a matter of policy that investigation into voting patterns requires a higher threshold? (which is fine and understandable) Or is it actually that the data isn't there? (I can verify with certainty that the system hasn't corrected this situation, at least, and it seems beyond doubt that this is serial down-voting.) –  Kirk Woll Aug 5 '11 at 6:18
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Flagging for moderator attention is simply a way to communicate directly with the diamond ♦ moderators.

Flag one of your own questions and explain the situation. It doesn't matter which question you actually flag, but it will make it a bit easier on the mods if you flag one of the questions which is in question. Don't flag them all; One is enough.

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Great, thanks for the info. –  Kirk Woll Aug 5 '11 at 1:53
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Yes, flag one of your answers and ask the moderator to look into the voting patterns. That's one of the options listed here.

You can also email team@stackoverflow.com.

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Cool, thanks for the info. –  Kirk Woll Aug 5 '11 at 1:56
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