Some one has carelessly down voted all my questions. It is too bad to do some one at least without a comment. is there any way to know who did this or what should do not happen this again?

  • don't worry, that user will get penalty(may be suspension). – Azik Aug 6 '13 at 12:50
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    @Azik: Are you sure? My guess is that nothing will happen to first time downvoters. – juergen d Aug 6 '13 at 12:53
  • @juergend, I've added "may be" for I'm not sure :) – Azik Aug 6 '13 at 12:55
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    If possible try not to make the title applicable to 100% of the questions on the stack exchange network – Richard Tingle Aug 6 '13 at 13:00
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    Sometimes a user will look through your profile and then vote fairly on several questions. This isnt abusive behaviour – Richard Tingle Aug 6 '13 at 13:02

It is called serial downvoting. Don't worry. Every day a script automatically detects that and reverses such vote abuses.

So wait a day and if it does not get reverted then flag on of the downvoted posts for moderator attention and explain the matter.


Suspicious voting patterns are automatically reversed (script runs daily). Specific algorithm is secret but its safe to say that if all your questions have been downvoted by the same user the votes will be reversed

  • Not entirely safe. When the question was first posted (whining on Meta has a way of attracting attention), he had only received 4–5 downvotes. There are perfectly legitimate reasons for those coming from a single user. The algorithm obviously takes into account other votes a person has cast that day, and perhaps their overall diversity of votes. The only think you can safely say is if the votes were illegitimate, they will be removed. Otherwise, hey, that's the whole point of voting. – Cody Gray Aug 6 '13 at 12:53
  • @CodyGray That is true, but I'd be shocked if all 12 questions had been downvoted by one user and they weren't reversed. Of course Ruchi "exaggerated" a little on that point and all 12 weren't downvoted – Richard Tingle Aug 6 '13 at 12:59

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