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I am aware of the rule that the same user can't downvote another user many times the same day, otherwise it's considered a "serial downvoter" and the negative votes get deleted.
Now I checked my account, since I'm in holiday from a week I'm not answering to questions, I'm just reading questions. And I get downvoted everyday from old answers, answers that seem correct to me, without any comment left.

Is it possible to see from who I get these downvotes?

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I know us common-folk can't see who voted...but i'm pretty sure it's possible for the wise-men/oracles to use their super-powers to investigate.... if need be. –  d-_-b Jan 1 '13 at 2:16

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I don't really know what to attribute this to, but while you have been getting a few down-votes recently, they're not coming from the same user(s) and there doesn't appear to be any connection between the voters apart from their involvement in - which, of course, is to be expected considering your involvement in that tag. Occam's razor sez they're probably just encountering your answers naturally and finding them lacking in some way.

So I don't really have anything to offer, except... Well, when you see a down-vote, give the answer a once-over and see if there's anything you can do to improve it. If not, just shrug it off and move on.

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I've found this to be indicative of a link to an answer ending up on another site (context: "I tried what this answer said"). People find it and then go through the user's history. Fix the one that gets dinged the most and you take away the trampoline. –  Tim Post Jan 1 '13 at 2:39
    
is serial-upvoting a problem on SO? –  d-_-b Jan 1 '13 at 3:37
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very interesting article...that would be a cool statistic to show on the user screen, a sportsmanlike conduct rating. I've been starting to mess around with data.stackoverflow and wanted to make this query but realized we can't see voting details. Good to know it's on the radar! (hope i'm not <sub>too</sub> guilty) –  d-_-b Jan 1 '13 at 4:01
    
You're not. Generally, it's something you gotta really work at - like, going down the list of someone's posts voting on every one, or using sockpuppets. –  Shogging through the snow Jan 1 '13 at 4:03

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