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I have lost around 170 reputation points in serial up voting so far, which is more than what I had earned from up votes. If this is the case then what if any of the known persons do serial up voting purposefully to affect our reputation?

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It looks like you had 60 removed on the 9th to correct serial upvoting on the 8th, and another 120 removed on the 20th to correct serial upvoting ..... ? Not sure where those votes were. –  Jim Aug 23 '12 at 13:09
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"if this is the case then what if any of the known persons do serial up voting purposefully to affect our reputation" - What do you mean by this? –  Emil Vikström Aug 23 '12 at 13:13
    
Are you simply trying to ask whether or not those who serial-upvoted will be punished for what they did? –  Bart Aug 23 '12 at 14:08
    
"what if any of the known persons do serial up voting purposefully to affect our reputation?" Then they'll be thwarted again and again and again... –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 23 '12 at 14:13

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I checked your reputation history; you lost 170 reputation points.

You had serial voting up (60 reputation) in your profile dated June 8, 2012 which was detected by one of Stack Overflow's automated scripts. That's why there is a serial voteup reversal of 60 reputation on June 9, 2012.

After this reversal, you had again reputation reversal on June 26,2012 in two parts (-90 & -30 ). For this I checked your profile from the beginning and I found that you had many serial voteups in small small steps.

So the conclusion is all your false votes has been detected by the system and reversed. You have not done any hard work to gain those reputation points, except doing the false voting.

It is nice that you have reported here. If it was not done by you then don't worry. The system will detect that particular person itself. There is not permanent solution for this kind of problem still. See my question, Is there a more permanent solution for repeated serial voting by the same users?

But if it was done by you from another one of your Stack Overflow accounts then a moderator will take care of your account.

One suggestion (I got it from a moderator): just concentrate on questions and answers (as the site is for Q&A). The rest of the things (worries) will be taken care of by automated scripts and moderators.

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that's why i have said around* .. thanks by the way i have corrected it... please can u answer my question –  iShru Aug 23 '12 at 13:05
    
i take your suggestion .. thanks –  iShru Aug 24 '12 at 3:44

No, the vote fraud detection script will only remove suspicious votes given, not penalize you beyond that point. The reduction in your reputation was entirely from the removal of fraudulent votes, not anything above that. This removal will also only affect votes given by the individuals who provide sizable streaks of votes for you, not votes left by any bystanders.

What might be confusing you is that the votes which were removed did not all come from the same day. You and three coworkers have been coordinating votes between yourselves for a couple of months now, and almost all of those votes were invalidated at once.

Please refrain from coordinating voting to artificially inflate the reputation of you and your friends, and tell your friends to stop this as well. Votes should be left based on the content of the post, not the person behind it.

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Excellent Analysis :) –  Lucifer Aug 23 '12 at 15:45
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Votes should be left based on the content of the post, not the person behind it. Unless it's Jon Skeet; he needs more rep =) –  saluce Aug 24 '12 at 4:19
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@saluce, i agree with you, i voteup Jon's post without reading it, because now after all these years experience it would be his insulate to read and vote up. And there is no scope to downvote him :) –  Lucifer Aug 24 '12 at 10:55

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