I flagged these as rude and abusive of site resources and ToS. One briefly got an automatic downvote, which disappeared and then reverted, the other never had the automatic downvote. I have refeshed the page.

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There's downvotes now

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I'm adding this to see if there is a delay, they may be from other users.

Is this a bug?

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Incidentally it's all the same user on a network nuisance spree

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    it could be that the vote is being canceled out by an upvote. the someone is upvoting those answers – Memor-X Dec 30 '16 at 3:05
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    @Memor-X I did wonder about that. hm I hope not. That person would deserve a suspension. We need someone with vote breakdown privileges on Physics to confirm that. – Yvette Colomb Dec 30 '16 at 3:06
  • I think the issue is that automatic downvotes are not pushed through the websocket. You should see it if you reload the page. – John Dvorak Dec 30 '16 at 3:06
  • @JanDvorak yes I did, refresh,as mentioned in my post. There are downvotes now, but I no longer know if that is due to more flags, or my flags. – Yvette Colomb Dec 30 '16 at 3:07
  • There was another user upvoting them. It was cancelling out the downvotes. We'll look into it further. – animuson Dec 30 '16 at 3:11
  • @JanDvorak this chrome extension can allow you to see how many up/downvotes a post has without needing 1k rep and anyone can view a user's rep history in their profile – Memor-X Dec 30 '16 at 3:16
  • @Memor-X meh. I can do that without a web browser that ignores my privacy by sticking my name to every screencast I make.stackapps.com/questions/3082/view-vote-totals-without-1000-rep – John Dvorak Dec 30 '16 at 3:18
  • @Memor-X thank you! Will save the time of posting this. Otherwise it would be a mod flag, so and so is upvoting obvious rubbish – Yvette Colomb Dec 30 '16 at 3:19

The downvotes worked fine. Someone just came along and upvoted them. Both personas have been scolded.

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    Thanks and I'm glad they've been scolded. – Yvette Colomb Dec 30 '16 at 3:18
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    scolded or scalded.... or both?? – user347575 Dec 30 '16 at 3:26

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