I have been receiving several unupvotes on my answers systematically.
The unupvotes appear to be targeting my answers that have garnered more than two or three votes.
These unupvotes seem to be spaced over a week, the latest series being three unupvotes today:
I casually chatted in RE.SE chat some time back about the issue, and there it was suggested that I raise the issue here. (Quoting the relevant suggestion from RE.SE CHAT.)
still, a question that was not modified/edited for a while has it's vote lock on and therefore users cannot just retract their upvote. Either a user was removed causing all of her upvotes being removed? or something funky happened. Regardless, I cannot think of anything @IgorSkochinsky can do about it. Instead, you may wanna open a question over at meta.stackexchange.com, explicitly focusing on vote-locked posts.
Is something funky happening or are they genuine unupvotes made by someone who feels those answers don't merit their upvotes?
Based on the comments and an answer that was received, it appears vote lock is broken when an edit is done by anyone including a bot run by SO.
If so, doesn't such breaks have a time limit for relocking?
Do they remain open for years together?
Could this behavior be treated as a bug?
Just an update and some queries which are based on certain comments and answers:
I received two more unupvotes today
- again an old post
- again edited but this time the edit was by myself
- and the edits took place within 3 hours of my initial answer 3 years ago as per edit history
I'm not sure if my answer received a vote within these three hours which was unupvoted - if not, then the vote must have come in after the edit and unupvoted today or it was never voted in first place, but I still lose 10 points.
Is there a possibility to get some hints as to what happened or is happening?