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What can I do if Iā€™m the victim of serial downvoting?

Just got 3 downvotes at once for old, totally unrelated questions of mine:

Could this count as kind of a "vandalism" that I can do something against? Or at least see/know whether this was done by the same guy?

Edit 2014-07-20

Just for the record, here is another massive downvote happening today:

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Someone seems to be really angry about me. I hope the automatic system will catch up on this.

Edit 2014-07-21

Yeah! The downvotes were automatically removed.

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    Keep in mind that this might not be serial downvoting, old posts get votes (up/down) all the time, it could just be coincidental.
    – yannis
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 7:00
  • Thanks, @YannisRizos Actually I never got three at once, although this might be very well possible. Just rather improbable, IMHO.
    – Uwe Keim
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 7:22
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    It certainly looks suspicious, all three questions were last active more than a year ago.
    – yannis
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 7:28
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    They're also all notably posts that previously had +10/-0, and are now a total of 9, after the 1 negative each. Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 8:33
  • Why is this a public post and not a message to the moderators? We don't need armchair detectives weighing in.
    – Mike B
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 13:52
  • @MikeB Most likely, because I have too few experiences in using SO/Meta. Please excuse me, I'm sorry if I offended you in any way.
    – Uwe Keim
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 14:15
  • @UweKeim I guess you could claim ignorance but it's like going back to a store because you had a problem with something you just bought and instead of having a discrete discussion with the manager you decided to shout your problems to the entire store and hope that someone will help you. Besides the information offered in this post (none since it's a duplicate) I don't understand why the mods keep it around.
    – Mike B
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 14:16
  • @MikeB Thanks for your reply and sorry for posting my initial question.
    – Uwe Keim
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 14:33
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    Serial downvotes? Never heard of it. In any case, I put you a +1 to cover for that. :)
    – user199936
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 14:53
  • @MikeB: actually, that would be #3 for today. But thanks for pointing it out.
    – user199936
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 18:12

1 Answer 1


This might be a serial-downvote. Wait for 36 hours, the script will be triggered it self. And the down-votes will be reversed.

If it is not reversed, you may flag one of the question to moderator's attention and ask them to check if it is a serial-downvote or not. Or you can contact [email protected].

Have a look at this post

  • Wow, cool, great to know, thank you!
    – Uwe Keim
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 6:37
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    Wait about 2-3 days. If they aren't reversed, you can flag one of your posts for moderator attention and post a link to this discussion.
    – jmort253
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 6:40

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