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Serial Downvoting Victim

I appear to have been the target of a spate of what certainly appears to be malicious downvoting over on SO, One question on here suggests that I should flag this to a moderator by flagging one of the questions I've been downvoted on, but given that I didn't actually ask any of the questions concerned, I want to be sure that's the correct thing to do.

If anyone who is a moderator happens to see this, and can indeed do anything about it (as it seems a bit crap that some perfectly valid answers will now hold less weight in peoples eyes - the rep loss, I care not about! :), I suspect that the user concerned has an ID of 21xx54 and has ejected their toys from the pram on the basis of a comment I made on an answer of there's (since deleted) on this question.

marked as duplicate by juan, mmyers, perbert, Robert Cartaino, dmckee Mar 3 '10 at 20:17

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    See here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/28756 – juan Mar 3 '10 at 19:42
  • As with any other group, Stack Overflow users include some not very nice people. We've got takers and aggressive jerks and passive-aggressive jerks. Heck, some of them a pretty good users most of the time and only exhibit poor behavior occasionally. Try not to let them get to you. – dmckee Mar 3 '10 at 20:17
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    @dmckee, Oh, I don't, I also don't give a monkeys about the rep. I gained that all back in a single answer five minutes ago :) I'm more annoyed at the way it's devalued some answers... – Rob Mar 3 '10 at 20:30

Seems the best answer has already been given as Downvoter mentioned in his comment.

For those too lazy to click through:

There are three ways to fix it:

  1. Do NOTHING. The daily vote anomaly script will pick it up and your rep will be recalculated automatically.

If after 36 hours (give the script time to run) you still see a problem, then:

  1. Flag one of your posts and ask for a rep-recalc
  2. Contact team@stackoverflow.com and they'll run a rep-recalc
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    Who would downvote this answer?? Maybe it will be fixed in the recalc? – Hogan Mar 3 '10 at 20:25
  • @Hogan: If your comment is referring to the CW status of my answer, I did that because I don't think I should garner rep on a duplicate. I only answered to provide an answer if it wasn't marked as duplicate, and for those lazy souls who would have never clicked the link to the duplicate. – AnonJr Mar 3 '10 at 21:42
  • @Hogan: If your comment is referring to the fact that someone actually downvoted it, all I can say is: who knows why, hell if I care. They probably (rightfully, at least in part) are upset that I answered a duplicate. – AnonJr Mar 3 '10 at 21:43
  • Senior: It's OK, this is Meta. Duped answers are not frowned upon (specially since you gave the link to the original and made wiki). On S[OFU] you'd have a point, but here rep points are as meaningless as in Whose line is it anyway!? Maybe the downvoter thought that the do-nothing approach was a bad one? May be his finger twitched? Who knows. Who cares. – perbert Mar 4 '10 at 2:23
  • Actually it was a joke -- given the question topic and all. Sorry if I caused confusion. – Hogan Mar 5 '10 at 21:05

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