This is a follow-up of a two-year old question regarding serial upvoting.
I just got 4 consecutive upvotes in 4 seconds.
Yesterday, I have seen two other instances of 4 and 5 consecutive upvotes (in less than 5 seconds).
Each time, the answers upvoted are simply my last (unrelated) answers, taken in order, and upvoted without meaningful reason. In 4 seconds.
I still don't understand why serial up or down voting is allowed, while there is a mandatory delay on comment upvoting.
I understand, from this question "Why is there a 5 seconds limit for voting on comments, but not for voting on answers?", that setting a delay between each vote isn't popular.
- if you serial up or down vote more than five answers, those votes will be rescinded the next morning
(strangely enough, those upvotes are just below that threshold)
- I don't know anymore if my answers have been upvoted because they are helpful, or because of some automated process.
- Quickly upvoting several answers within one question makes sense.
Doing the same for unrelated answers from different questions doesn't.
I would simply mention this here to make clear that:
- I have nothing to do with those votes (i.e. I don't have a sock puppet account ;) )
- I receive between 40 to 60 votes every day, so I wouldn't care if those votes were to be cancelled.
- I still believe that a small mandatory delay between each vote (for different questions) would be useful.
But I don't pretend this is the only valid solution (or that it is even a "solution"), and I am interested in what you think about this situation.
Update next day (April 6th):
Again, those are just my 5 last answers, taken in order, and upvoted every 2 seconds.
Somebody is playing with an automated process and/or API calls.
And I am not amused.
Update (April 8th)
As usual: the last 5 answers are upvoted.
Update (April 21th)
As usual, last five answer, in order, upvoted in 11 seconds.
Could this account be deleted already?