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On SuperUser I have given just two questions and two answer.

A few minutes ago someone downvoted all of them.

Now, while it is technically possible that someone found all of them worth of a downvote, it smells much more like something personal (not that I have the slightest idea on who or why).

Is that behaviour acceptable?

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don't see your username on SuperUser, so there's no way for me to see if your questions and answers are legitimate. Looks like you're having the same luck here. –  Robert Harvey Nov 24 '09 at 16:10
    
superuser.com/users/19032 –  forget it Nov 24 '09 at 16:13
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@Robert Harvey, you can go to someones Meta profile and click Accounts. It'll show their associated accounts. Then you don't have to worry about searching on usernames. –  Brandon Nov 24 '09 at 16:14
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@Robert: Even if the names weren't exactly the same, you could click on the accounts tab on meta.stackoverflow.com/users/139415/looris –  belgariontheking Nov 24 '09 at 16:14
    
when I wrote this question the points were 0 / -1 / -1 / -1, when just a few minutes before were 1 / 0 / 0 / 0. Can't be a chance. –  forget it Nov 24 '09 at 16:15
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@Brandon: CURSE YOU FOR FGITW. Now I go downvote all your answers. I will have the last laugh! –  belgariontheking Nov 24 '09 at 16:15

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Nope. If you think theres a problem you can either flag one of your posts and ask a moderator to take a look into it, or you can wait. There is a script that looks for suspicious voting patterns and will correct the issue automatically.

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do we know if four downvotes are enough to trigger a suspicious voting pattern though? –  Kip Nov 24 '09 at 16:15
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@Kip, I don't think the actual criteria is public. If it is, I'd be surprised. That'd be an open invitation for people to find ways to stay below the radar. I would think 4 votes within a few minutes on the same user might be enough to get the scripts attention, but I'm just guessing here. –  Brandon Nov 24 '09 at 16:21
    
thank you, I've flagged the post as you suggested, I'll let you know if there are news. –  forget it Nov 24 '09 at 16:51
    
@kip - I'm pretty sure whatever number it is, it's >4 (based on experience sadly) –  bananakata Nov 30 '09 at 6:59
    
of course there have been no news about that. This system just suck. –  forget it Dec 3 '09 at 14:31
    
I have been thinking of approaches to mitigate the trigger happy folks from impulsive/compulsive down voting. How about adding a simple delay or some fixed number of down votes before it gets really down voted? –  hackworks Jan 1 '12 at 12:18

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