Based on a tweet from Jon
Does the automated jerk detector also double as an automated nice-guy detector? I was under the impression it just blew out serial-downvotes.
What all is caught by the system?
It should detect serial upvotes as well, to help prevent sock puppet accounts upvoting each other.
Have a look at Vote Fraud and You, apparently serial upvoting is actually a bigger problem than serial downvoting.
Yes, it does look for up vote patterns as well. How do I know? It happen to me on Super User once. Over a pattern of a few days, tons of my questions and answers got voted up back to back. Within a few days, all the rep gained from the week disappeared.
Yes, it covers most all unusually patterned voting cases.