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https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7646900/grouped-uitableview-did-select-row-at-index-method from a new user is less than an hour old, is pretty poor quality, and has received 6 up-votes, which is nowhere near usual for the tag area it is in. Are we supposed to care, flag it, or ignore it?

I have flagged the question for moderator attention; was that the right thing to do? Obviously, asking a question on meta about every dodgy question on Stack Overflow isn't the answer. I searched for previous questions about suspicious up-voting but didn't see any guidance.

  • Yeah, worth checking more accounts from same IP. @Avada - the downvotes are clearly from people seeing this post. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Oct 4 '11 at 12:21
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    surely, what I meant is that this should probably be handled differently. probably better to flag it then to countervote on the question. – Avada Kedavra Oct 4 '11 at 12:23
  • A second question by the same user is also showing odd voting. I've flagged it for the moderators. – Robin Summerhill Oct 4 '11 at 13:49
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Yes, that is an unusual pattern; not least, 2 of the votes were actually by the same user (not the OP) with two accounts (now merged).

As for why it got a spate of upvotes - it was mentioned in a chat. That by itself is not terrible, but indeed it should be upvoted on the merits of the question, only. I have responded as such in the chat.

  • Marc: How should behavior like this being treated in the future. As OP asks: is it appropriate to flag the question, or just let it be? – Avada Kedavra Oct 4 '11 at 12:39
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    @Avada flagging for moderator attention (explaining your thoughts) would serve nicely – Marc Gravell Oct 4 '11 at 12:44
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    Can you check if this guy and this guy are the same? – Reno Oct 4 '11 at 13:49

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