I have some strange multiple undownvotes, downvotes, and reputation movement on my Stack Overflow account over the last 2 days:

6 - yesterday

  • +2 03:00 undownvote defining date in json file
  • +2 03:00 undownvote How to locate places nearby to my custom markers
  • +2 03:00 undownvote How to prevent map marker from snapping to road

-10 - 2 days ago

  • -2 16:19 downvote Google Places API - find an address using the city
  • -2 15:47 downvote How to locate places nearby to my custom markers
  • -2 15:47 downvote How to prevent map marker from snapping to road
  • -2 15:47 downvote defining date in json file
  • -2 15:46 downvote drawing polygon with addition/moving/deletion of points

And I'm pretty sure I have a user that is messing with me. How do I handle this situation? And are there steps I should take if I have a suspicion which user is the culprit?

  • 2
    Seems like somebody with a grudge who's not willing to lose a lot of reputation :) – Ry- Jun 10 '12 at 1:16
  • 6
    Someone thought you needed to be punished for daring to try and help them. They've been warned, and the votes invalidated. – Shog9 Jun 10 '12 at 1:36
  • I'm not touching you I'm not touching you! – Ben Brocka Jun 10 '12 at 1:45
  • see this question, its reverse case from yours, but answer would same in that case :) – Lucifer Jun 10 '12 at 1:45
  • Is this related? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/127637/… – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 10 '12 at 4:24
  • @Bolt: yes. (Both were invalidated revenge votes). – Shog9 Jun 10 '12 at 6:26
  • @Shog9, someone is also downvoting on my question on SO, but step by step – Lucifer Jun 10 '12 at 14:05
  • Hmm? @Lucifer I see no sign of this... stackoverflow.com/users/996493/lucifer?tab=reputation – Shog9 Jun 10 '12 at 15:15
  • @Shog9, i was talking about my meta reputation, have a look at it. i flagged for it,which result in helpful – Lucifer Jun 12 '12 at 3:15
  • Oh, ok @Lucifer. I did a quick check on your meta account, and it doesn't appear that anyone has been specifically targeting you (one user gave you two consecutive down-votes, but that doesn't really mean much by itself). I would assume the moderator who handled that flag did the same and marked it "helpful" because, while your rep history does look suspicious, there's nothing incriminating behind it. Keep in mind: some folks tend to down-vote a lot more on MSO than on other sites. – Shog9 Jun 12 '12 at 3:35
  • @Shog9, ok, thanks for reviewing :) – Lucifer Jun 12 '12 at 3:36

I saw your reputation tab, it was a serial downvote. There is a script running on the Stack Overflow, which takes care of Serial Upvotes and Serial Downvotes. The action gets revert back by this script.

However still you can flag any of your question/answer mentioning a sentence This could be a false downvoting, kindly look into it to the moderator for more confirmation. If it is really done be a single user or multiple user just for fun or tease you, then it will surely revert back.

As you can see in yesterday's action, three of your downvotes get revert back by the system itself, so you dont need to worry much.

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  • the system did not revert those... – Lorem Ipsum Jun 10 '12 at 1:08
  • how do you know that @yoda ? – Lucifer Jun 10 '12 at 1:10
  • Hmmm. They all do have the same timestamps... – Lorem Ipsum Jun 10 '12 at 1:11
  • wow... now there is serial downvoting on my reputation tab :P – Lucifer Jun 10 '12 at 1:15
  • Ignore my earlier comment - this was the script; it did look odd though. – Shog9 Jun 10 '12 at 1:29
  • okey status-ignored :) – Lucifer Jun 10 '12 at 1:31

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