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Serial downvotes in quick succession on all my posts

Someone just went through all my questions and answers and down-voted them, without comment. I want to know who this user is. Is this possible? If not, why not?

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Anna Lear, waiwai933, Lance Roberts, jmfsg Jul 15 '11 at 17:37

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Your title asks about an anonymous downvote but your question is about serial voting. Those are completely different issues. –  mmyers Jul 15 '11 at 15:18
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Your question aside, this question describes how to deal with serial downvoting. –  razlebe Jul 15 '11 at 15:18
    
Could you edit my question then? –  mre Jul 15 '11 at 15:18
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@mre: You can always edit your own question... –  Cody Gray Jul 15 '11 at 15:19

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I want to know who this user is. Is this possible?

No. That's a really bad idea. In fact, you shouldn't even try to guess at it - chances are, you'll be wrong and end up lashing out at someone who was just trying to help... But even if you're right, going after someone just perpetuates a hostile environment on the site. Read this and tell me it wouldn't have been better if the user being down-voted had just left things to the system and mods...

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No, this is not possible. The key word [used to be] found in your question title: "anonymous".

However, the good news is that we have an automatic script that runs periodically (about once a day) that does detect suspicious voting patterns. If it identifies such in your case, the erroneous downvotes will be cleared and your reputation will be returned to you.

This way, downvotes still remain anonymous, but true cases of abuse like serial downvoting can be detected and dealt with humanely. Of course, it's always possible that the downvotes came from different users in a short window—we do have a lot of active users on Stack Overflow at any given time. In that case, the automated script won't help you much and you'll just have to learn to deal with some occasional rep loss. There's no way to force people to explain why they've downvoted your posts.

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again, as I decribe to your thread really IGNORE that, and in case that you'll find out whom/who is this user, what will be your steps, down-vote your posts, post some hot words, ... not good idea found ..., take that just as fun by some from us :-)

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