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This user lost 300 rep from unupvotes today *.

  • Is this considered serial voting?
  • Is this allowed?
  • Does the serial-vote-reversal-script notice that since it is taking votes back instead of downvoting?

* A user edited the answers to retract the votes

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    Definitely looks like serial voting and no, it is not allowed. – Oded Oct 8 '13 at 10:51
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    Does the script notice that since it is taking votes back instead of downvoting? – juergen d Oct 8 '13 at 10:53
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    Unfortunately it doesn't. Yet. – Oded Oct 8 '13 at 10:57
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This certainly falls under serial voting.

The votes are un-upvotes, but they are voting behavior non the less. And they are targeted at specific users, not the content.

As such this goes against the rules - it is not allowed in any shape or form.

The reversal script doesn't handle this specific kind of case at the moment, but we may very well add it.

  • Until it is implemented, do we flag any post or add here on Meta? – hims056 Oct 8 '13 at 11:10
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    @hims056 - Flag any post - this is rather unusual - first time I have seen it. – Oded Oct 8 '13 at 11:11
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    Also see my comments on the question as I'm somewhat involved. – Dave Newton Oct 8 '13 at 11:16
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    So would you call this oscillation? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Oct 8 '13 at 11:34
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn - I may, I may not. – Oded Oct 8 '13 at 11:34
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn: definitely Oscillation. And 4-8 weeks too (4 in this case) :) – Andrea Ligios Oct 8 '13 at 18:05
  • @AndreaLigios - With regards to the downvotes, the script didn't revert them. Probably because they were not serial downvotes. – Oded Oct 14 '13 at 8:35
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    Was this added? – Braiam Feb 23 '15 at 12:07
  • Has this been added? Because I've been a victim of this on M&TV over the last three months. – cde Jul 4 '17 at 17:43
  • @cde - not seeing signs of many unupvotes there on your user. – Oded Jul 4 '17 at 19:17
  • @oded aside from the 4 over two minutes today/yesterday, there are many more spaced out. I'll grab a few screenshots in a minute. – cde Jul 4 '17 at 19:21
  • I see serial downvotes, not serial unpvotes. Different things, @cde – Oded Jul 4 '17 at 19:22
  • 4 here movies.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2854 2 here movies.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2812 and 3 here movies.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2811 and that's not including the un-upvotes that are by themselves, 1 one day, another the next, another two days after that. – cde Jul 4 '17 at 19:26
  • @ODED and two more serial un-upvotes just now. I'm guessing that adding checks for this type of abuse just never got added to the to-do list, in 4+ years of people requesting it? – cde Jul 9 '17 at 18:45

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