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I hardly ever get my questions downvoted, but today I had three questions (from 2009) all downvoted:

Should I expect this to get picked up, or is this small enough to get overlooked?

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Either way, you can find out in ~20.25 hours. At a little after mignight (UTC) tonight, do a rep recalc and see if your rep goes up 6 points. Howvwer, it may fluctuate more then 6 points (up or down) if there are pending items that the recalc processes. – chown Nov 28 '11 at 3:42
up vote 11 down vote accepted

The details of the algorithm aren't public, so I don't think anyone here will be able to tell you for sure if the votes are going to be detected as malicious or not.

That said, with only 3 downvotes... I really wouldn't worry about it either way.

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That last sentence says it all ;) – chown Nov 28 '11 at 3:46
But... it's 6 rep!!! It's gonna take more than a single question upvote to get that rep back :( – BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 28 '11 at 4:11
Well, thankfully, people seem to have gone back to focusing on rep instead of flag weight. Oh happy day .. (kinda). – Tim Post Nov 28 '11 at 5:29
I guess I wouldn't care so much if I wasn't so close to 10k. :) – Joe Nov 28 '11 at 12:09
Just to add a point: for a user it might not be a lot of points, but for the answer it might be -> some questoins just have answers with 1 or 2 points, so this "fake" downvote does have an effect on the answer itself? – Nanne Apr 12 '12 at 8:13
@Nanne Potentially, yeah. There's not much that can be done about it. Normally, an answer that's worth upvoting will be upvoted again to offset the stray downvote. – Adam Lear Apr 12 '12 at 15:48
Agree that there's nothing much to do about it, but it was mostly a reply to the "why should you care about it, only 3 upvotes" sentiment. I agree that for "zOMG teh repz!" it's not a big deal. Ah well, as you say, even for the answers it's not that a big of a deal, but anyway :D – Nanne Apr 12 '12 at 18:11

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