I guess this must have been asked before, but I want to report a serial downvote trolling on one of my proposal. It has almost reached to the commitment phase, then somebody started downvoting all questions which were at exact 10 votes, to set the proposal back. I stayed quiet, thinking someone will post better questions, they might not like what they see. But again after few days when the new followers of the proposal were making the commitment phase reality, again a series of downvotes and that also cleverly planned, to set the proposal backward by as many question as possible.
So someone (A group probably, since some questions have more than 2 downvotes), is trying to vandalize the proposal. I've no idea what should I do to stop it. If they've left any comment I'd have tried to change any topic or something like that. But it seems that whatever they are doing is illegal.
We've a chat room here and Some of us who wants to make this proposal in beta phase discuss there(I personally don't know anyone). They asked me to take action, inform mods etc. But I don't know how can I report this activity unless I know who're the people behind it. So I am making a post here.
Now why do I think that the downvoting is suspicious and illegal:
- Cleverly planned, setting back the proposal as many questions as possible, without getting noticed.
- It happens whenever the proposal is close to less than 10 required questions with 10 votes.
- No comments.
- We've a chat room, if they've any problem they can always ask, but they didn't.
Please have a look at the proposal downvotes and see if it's illegal according to the StackExchange rules or not.
Just an added info. Each of the top 40 question have at least one negative vote(some are as high as 3 negative votes).
Update 2 (After the initial investigation)
The proposal is still getting downvotes, 5 of my questions got downvoted yesterday, 3 of them were from another proposal named 'Indian Culture'. One of the follower of the proposal notified me that other questions are getting downvoted too. I think I am going to drop out of this proposal and will request deletion of the proposal if that continues. It's better to invest the energy where it's going to work.