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Attacked by Downvotes; what do I do?

So, I've experienced my first down-vote attack. For some reason, a user is going through my recent answers and down-voting all of them. He/she has down-voted 9 of my recent answers in the last 3 minutes. Obviously, they couldn't have read all those answers in three minutes. Also, they were great answers :)

Can anything be done to prevent such behavior? Can anything be done to challenge a down-vote attack?

Additional Info: I rarely down-vote. I can't imagine this is a "revenge" down-vote attack.

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marked as duplicate by Rosinante, jonsca, gnostradamus, BalusC, Pëkka Oct 21 '11 at 16:47

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@Rosinante, thanks for the heads up. I did look for similar posts, though I never would have thought to check for "Serial downvotes in quick succession" :) – James Hill Oct 21 '11 at 16:37
And none of the related questions that popped up that were an exact duplicate of this helped you in any way, my unique snowflake? – kekekela Oct 21 '11 at 16:41
@eternalseptember, Actually, no. I've noticed that people tend to get grumpy when you post a duplicate question. Since I didn't know that this was called "serial downvoting", my title read: "Down-Vote Attack". That title does not bring up the dupes. My apologies. Should I delete the question or leave it in for the goobers like me that don't know the correct terminology? – James Hill Oct 21 '11 at 16:44
@JamesHill: Leave the post, and don't worry about it. – Jeremy Banks Oct 21 '11 at 16:46
up vote 5 down vote accepted

There is an automatic script that runs every 24 hours that removes such voting sprees. This is the primary defense against such behaviour.

Just wait for at least a day and you should see those votes removed if they were really from the same user.

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