There are numerous posts which indicate that moderators cannot see who casts specific votes due to lack of voter information in the data dump, but there are also posts which indicate that moderators are effective at responding to reports of serial downvoting
How can this be? I can think of only two possibilities:
- They have tools which let them access the "production database" in which the voter information is available, at least for relatively recent votes
- They engage the devs, who investigate on their behalf
Just trying to clear up my mental model of what/how data is retained on SE.