[Note: I'm not concerned with actual reputation loss but rather intrigued by this use case]

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Got the above. I believe it means that someone was on a upvoting spree, that was detected and reversed.

While I've heard about serial downvoting when multiple questions and/or answers got downvoted by the same user in a short period of time, the opposite is news to me.

What would be a likely motive for such action when no sock puppets are involved?

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    +1 serial voting would have been strange.
    – bad_coder
    Jul 1 at 15:22
  • @animuson - It was my first then I got confused about the exact wording looking at clarification.
    – PM 77-1
    Jul 1 at 15:26
  • Closed it as dupe.
    – PM 77-1
    Jul 1 at 15:28
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    In the event that this wasn't due to the duplicated vote script, sometimes users just really liked one of your answers, and wanted to go and upvote the rest of them to show their thanks. Those kind of votes are frequently invalidated. You'll likely never see a voting reversal to reverse only one vote cast in this manner, though.
    – Spevacus
    Jul 1 at 15:41
  • 2
    @Spevacus Having a single -10 could happen with any number of reversed upvotes, if the affected user had hit the reputation cap on the original voting day as a result of votes which weren't reversed and the total of the reversed votes put the user just below the rep cap. It's not something that's going to happen all that often, but it's definitely possible, and almost certainly has happened.
    – Makyen
    Jul 1 at 21:04


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