I have read number of posts on serial upvoting being reversed. However I am still not sure why following occurred:
Yesterday I got all famous reversal for a first time (-60 to be exact). And of course I did not know what it meant until I checked other posts. And it all seems more or less logical to me, i.e. sockpupet/overzealous user/etc decided to randomly (or maybe not randomly) upped my votes in matter of milliseconds/seconds. That is all being OK to me but what I noticed is following:
My rep from day before clearly shows that I got 5 votes (= 50 rep points) in matter of nanoseconds:
And (as I now know) as expected those votes got deducted next day.
But the things I do not understand are following:
I got deducted 60 points instead of 50. So I can conclude/guess following: The system looked at the votes I got and also removed votes from that same user/ip address/some-thing-else that were on cast on a different day.
1) Am I correct?
2) Does the person/account get notification that they have abused the system and that any votes for ME or someone they serially upvoted will not be counted?
3) I can see that a person liked my initial post several days prior and then decided to do upvoting (for unknown reason to me) few days back. I am not sure if that initial post should be deducted. My gut feeling says that it should not have been deducted. Am I wrong to think this way? Or maybe algorithm did think of this already and I actually got 70 points from that account but it deducted only 60 (I do not have access to the log so I cannot say).
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