Questions tagged [serial-voting]

Serial voting is the act of casting many upvotes or downvotes on the posts of a specific user without proper reason. Also known as voting fraud.

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How can I tell if my votes have been reversed?

I'm a bit of a generous upvoter at times. Perhaps I have a different voting philosophy to others: rather than downvote one post, I upvote all the other posts (those I consider upvote-worthy). I'm ...
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Do escalated voting fraud cases ever go anywhere?

A few months ago I reported an obvious case of serial voting, and a moderator said they escalated the incident to SE. Since then, deafening silence. Another user told me this would probably happen. ...
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Serial down voting those who write serially bad answers

I'm concerned about whether my own pattern of behaviour might be interpreted as serially down-voting another user. But I find myself conflicted about whether to continue or not because I am NOT down-...
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Deleting your profile clears the spam flag, but not the implicit downvote

While testing an answer to What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted?, I discovered something else: it's possible to serially downvote a single post using only one account. Steps to ...
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Why not reward blind voting?

Surveys preferably conceal their results to remove response bias. Blind survey votes naturally induce trust, we should embrace that reality. Here is a partial list of the biases blind votes ...
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Does Stack Overflow (and meta) have a moderator problem?

Recently I asked a question that was not too dissimilar to other questions, but it turns out it wasn't in the right place. Instead of it being flagged for moving, it received a flurry of downvotes ...
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Is requesting downvotes for my own post against the rules?

I would like to see if it's allowed to have people downvote my own post for arbitrary reasons. Is this allowed? Will I get banned for requesting downvotes on my own posts??
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Correction for serial voting not received yet [duplicate]

I got my reputation back for the questions marked with green marker, but not for the questions marked with red color. This is not a duplicate. I saw that link before. I didn't get my reputation back....
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Bad moderators behavior - Account deleted without any reason [closed]

I was deleted from Italian SE, my username was DaniChi, now I see “user5372". I opened yet a ticket on May, 1st and my daughter (Marybnq) opened one too but for now, we had no response. My daughter’s ...
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Is it allowed to encourage others to review and vote specifically on your questions?

A high rep individual and moderator on one of the SE network sites has the following text in the "About Me" section of their user profile. If you are looking for something to vote on, I'm looking ...
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Is it feasible to deplatform a user off of SE using a small group of people, and if so how to prevent it [duplicate]

Backstory: I'll start this off by saying my reputation is at 1 for a reason. Not disputing that. My main concern is the manner in which this happened. It's readily apparent that at least two users ...
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that posts are ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Should we retract badges in case of serial voting by multiple sock puppets? [duplicate]

As far as I know all badges being earned once will be never retracted, e.g. when votes are changed on vote dependent badge like “great answer” etc. But what if the badge was earned by serial voting of ...
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How to avoid serial voting/flagging when you discover a “very low quality” user

I came across a low quality answer today on a certain exchange, so I downvoted and flagged it as VLQ, then moved on. The next question I saw on the same site also had a low quality answer by the same ...
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Two suggestions to mitigate abusive downvoting [duplicate]

The current functionality of [practically] unlimited downvoting encourages abusive users to engage in conduct that is shady and coward. Although downvotes also decrease voter's reputation score, the ...
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Who is specifically targeting me? [duplicate]

I want to know who disliked me so much? I came to know that I was specifically targeted by someone on Physics Stack Exchange. So please let me know who that was.
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Popup before possible serial voting

If somebody votes on too many posts by the same user within a certain time period, we should display a popup like this: You have voted on too many posts by this user in a short time period. Serial ...
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Should I be at all concerned with seemingly arbitrary mass upvoting? [duplicate]

Every once in awhile, I'll see something like this: Now, none of the questions are bad per se, but some of them aren't great either. A couple had unformatted code, and after years of using the site, ...
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An acquaintance figured out a way to get me banned from Stack Exchange Sites

I use English Language Learners forums a lot. In fact, I was in the top 0.48% of reputation earners, but just a couple days ago, I was sitting in an English Lecture, when I noticed that a little of my ...
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What happens to the reputation/upvotes after serial upvotes? [duplicate]

Today I faced this kind of situation. Suddenly I get repeated up votes from a particular user (4 up votes) and today I reached the reputation limit of 200. Assume if those votes are reversed, would I ...
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How many automatic voting reversals happen on a daily basis?

Purely out of curiosity and interest, on average, how many automatic voting reversals happen on a daily basis? Is this a metric moderators or CMs can see? I'm not sure if there's any other situations ...
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What should I do in cases where someone blindly upvotes all posts in a tag?

I'm a moderator on Literature Stack Exchange. Today, someone flagged a case of possible serial voting. I took a look at it, and after a while, determined that it was someone who had gone through a tag ...
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Am I serial voting?

When I read a question and its answers, I vote up the ones (posts, not people) I like together at the end just before leaving that page. So typically, if I like a question and four answers out of many,...
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Unexplained Undownvote after 4 days on an unedited post

A few days ago someone serial-downvoted my questions: It didn't bother me too much, and I let the serial voting script to reverse the downvotes, and it did - Except of one question: One downvote is ...
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What happens to a serial downvoter reputation?

I have seen what happens to a serial downvoter, but I have some "follow on" questions: I saw my top 3 answers downvoted yesterday, and the system decided that this was "serial downvoting" - ...
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Stack overflow reversal voting algorithm unfair [duplicate]

I joined stackoverflow 4 months ago and got really excited (addicted too) on solving other people's issues and editing first posts etc... Day before yesterday I hit the 1k reputation bar but was ...
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Mass downvote after deleting a question [duplicate]

I became target of mass downvote after I deleted one of the questions I asked (revenge downvoting for not upvoting the answer?) and now I can't ask any question again. What can I do now?
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Votes from same network deleted? [duplicate]

I am teaching my girlfriend, we are exchanging knowledge. She read my previous questions and upvoted some of them. Today all the reputation from that is deleted. Why? Is this a scam as she really ...
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Please revoke badges gained by abusive voting

In this discussion (not feature request), waffles answers: ... if we find that people are abusing the system their accounts may get suspended. I would consider that kind of behavior abuse. ...
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Questions got serial down-votes, revenge? [duplicate]

While I'm reviewing my profile, I did notice a strange behavior especially on my 0 votes questions: As you can note here, 4 votes down on the 4 so different questions in 1 minutes, that target my 0 ...
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Serial voting reversed and recidivism prevention [duplicate]

I recently seen a message called serial voting reversed. In my "reputation" in my user profile on Mi Yodeia, there was 62 downvotes canceled and 5 of my downvote canceled. There was also 8 upvotes ...
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Why did I get suspended for 6 days with all my votes reversed? [duplicate]

So in Chemistry and Math Stack Exchange I got suspended for six days and got my votes reversed. I believe that is because the moderators thought that I voted for myself. So basically what was ...
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Do the serial voting scripts take into account user age and frequency of posts?

We have a user on Retrocomputing who has joined the site yesterday and has posted a large number of answers (11) in a short period of time (2 hours). I've reviewed some of their posts in the First ...
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How to handle repeat voting fraudster who re-serial-votes after every reversal?

I couldn't find a Meta post on what to do when a user keeps reapplying their revenge serial votes no matter how many times it is reversed, so I'm asking this question. So recently I had an ...
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Would voting for posts based on their score be considered fraud?

We can use the Advanced Search feature to find questions with a specific score. If I were to use the function to find posts with say 9, 24, 99, or 39 (for accepted answers) and give them an up-vote to ...
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Does Stack Exchange do anything to guard against shilling?

I've noticed that certain users get multiple votes for almost every answer they post. Sometime the answers are clearly not the best. Sometimes they are wrong. I assume this is people voting for ...
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Unaccept answers when votes are invalidated

When a Stack Exchange employee invalidates votes in cases of voting fraud any reputation earned from acceptance of answers is removed, but the actual acceptance stays. This results in a the answer ...
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Award Mortarboard and like-badges after serial voting check

Today, all of a sudden, I noticed my rep climbing: Now I figured this was going to be reversed soon but then I noticed I got the Mortarboard badge for having hit the rep cap. I figured that the user ...
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Link for “serial voting” message

Why does the link for "Serial voting was reserved" message from the "Achievements" menu refer to the profile reputation page, instead of to the post where serial voting did happen? For regular (not ...
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Unable to earn reps through upvotes

Apparently yesterday, someone decided to serially upvote a bunch of my posts. As a result, I gained 196 points, but within an hour they were all reversed. That's all fine, understandable, and even ...
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Is this an abnormal pattern in SE?

Lately I’ve been observing something weird with my SE profile, each time I post a question in SO, I’m getting up-votes in my other SE related profiles, in particular the most up-voted questions. Is ...
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Show invalidated votes to moderators

As a less-intrusive alternative to Raise an automatic flag when a serial vote reversal occurs more than once, moderators should be able to monitor when votes have been invalidated. This can already be ...
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How long does the voting fraud detection script take to run?

I was a target of serial down voting yesterday on Stack Overflow and today that has been reversed. I know that the voting fraud detection script is run around 03:00 UTC every night (according to this ...
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Vote invalidation script should undelete questions that were previously wrongly deleted

When SE invalidates votes due to voting irregularities, the script should check whether those votes have caused any posts to be deleted, and undelete them if they wouldn't have been deleted without ...
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Custom Mod Flagging for Suspicious Voting

I am in the habit of raising custom mod flags when I see suspicious voting, perhaps voting rings. When there is an ordinary, poor or even off topic question and answer with multiple upvotes within a ...
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Exploiting Stack Exchange with the browser console

I viewed the source of a page on Stack Exchange and I discovered that all the up-vote buttons share the same CSS class and so do all the down-vote buttons. That got me thinking: what if user(s) ...
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Notice of bounty disappeared from question

I answered a question on Stack Overflow that had a bounty of 50 before I posted the accepted answer. I know that if the asker does not manually award the bounty answer, then it will automatically be ...
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What happens to a serial downvoter?

Last week sometime someone started to go through my posts on a particular Stack Exchange site and downvoted them, about 5 old posts of mine. The system automatically reversed these downvotes so my ...
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How do serial upvoters not get caught?

So given that there is an entire tag on it, that would suggest that people are getting away with serial upvoting. How do they do it?

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