I continue to feel cognitive dissonance between the desire for community moderation and the 'no serial voting' rules. The pattern goes like this:
- Encounter an awful question or answer
- Get curious about the author
- See that the author is responsible for a trail of poor content
- Remember that serial voting is discouraged and rolled back, and feel frustrated.
The frustration is piquant when the poor content is all 0 in vote score. I feel no need to pile on things that are already downvoted.
Thankfully, there's no problem with serial close voting, so in the not uncommon case where a user has left behind a trail of close-worthy, as opposed to merely downvote-worthy content, I can still do something useful.
Would mods like flags in cases like this? Is there any appetite for a rep level at which one might be exempted from the serial voting rule?
One other perhaps constructive suggestion to remind people of: a way to nominate content for the 'low quality' review queue. Abuse of such a button would be low-impact, as the reviewers (we hope) would decline to act on spiteful nominations.