Earlier today, I got my first serial down vote (yay, milestones!), and it got me thinking. SO users often participate primarily in a few primary tags, rarely straying into others. Is it possible to identify the statistically "most naughty" communities when it comes to serial down voting (or, now that I think of it, other negative behavior)? Granted, sometimes no one but the offender knows why they did something, but often it should be discoverable.
Examples (with Alice playing the part of the down-votee, and Mallory playing the part of the serial down voter):
- Alice closed a question of Mallory's in a certain tag.
- It was a revenge serial down vote, after an explained downvote left by Alice.
- Alice and Mallory are both primarily active in the same tag.
Has this been done, or can this be done?
If it explains my reasoning at all, I'm primarily active in python and c++, and have yet to see this behavior. This morning I tried to help out with Please help me to clean up dead PHP documentation links (uk2.php.net), and received my serial down vote while doing so. Is php frequented by bad sports, or is it impossible to tell if these things are connected?