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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Allow moderators to define reputation-limiting relationships between users who consistently display targeted voting

On Ask Ubuntu we've got a bunch of users who we believe to be friends at school together. They ask questions for each other to answer They vote for each other (and recently also against each other) ...
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Extend the Voter Fraud Script to invalidate excessive cross-voting

The Voter Fraud script that runs overnight automatically removes votes from users who serially downvote another specific user. My idea is a simple one: extend this functionality to cross-voters. We ...
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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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Is serial downvoting automatically detected across multiple SE sites?

I have recently been downvoted on three different SE sites in a short period of time. All of the posts had high visibility on my profile (my top answers/questions or my recent ones). It's probably ...
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does serial undownvote script kick in after duplicate accounts merge?

There is a user who managed to get sort of protection provided by the "serial" script so that their posts regularly get a portion of undownvotes when script kicks in (Reputation tab in the user ...
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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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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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Is the script that reverses serial downvotes finicky?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost a few points when someone downvoted three answers of mine, each of which had a decent number of upvotes and were the accepted answer, in the span of about 20 ...
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Two recent suggested edits were not attributed to me in my reputation history

I recently suggested two edits to the tag wiki for the list tag (the body and excerpt), but found that they were not attributed to me in my reputation history. The same day, before suggesting the ...
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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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“Serial Upvoting Reversed” points seem to be incorrectly credited

The overall point is a complicated situation involving a downvote on a removed post, serial upvotes and their reversal. Normally, a downvote can be "made up" with additional upvotes beyond 20. ...
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Serial Voting page in Help Center

The Serial Voting page of Help Center has a couple of minor issues. First, it opens with two nearly-identical headers on top of each other: I understand they are different levels (h2 and h3), but ...
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Serial Downvote Auto-corrector Bug

I had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of some serial downvoting yesterday. The daily auto-correcting script seems to have noticed and mostly corrected the mess. The downvotes are gone but ...
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Reputation jumps on two days in the midst of little else

My reputation appears to have increased for some reason today. I first noticed a jump of 200 reputation on January 18 in just 10 minutes, but assumed it would be soon reversed. I noticed another jump ...
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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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Why would someone downvote all answers to a question?

After receiving a downvote (the shame!) I visited this question to find out why, and perhaps improve or delete my post. I then noticed a few things: All answers had a single downvote. All these ...
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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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Issue with non-updating votes on serial downvote reversal

Recently I was serial down-voted by a unhappy fellow SO user when I marked their question as off-topic. Naturally, I waited for 24-hours and the serial down-vote was indeed reversed. However, I ...