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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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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Fixing accidental account creation?

I come from the Worldbuilding community. I started using Stack Overflow to help learn my first programming language. The problem was, I signed up using my school google account. My account (user name ...
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Prevent users from voting on content on multiple questions really quickly

Over the last couple of weeks I've had a couple of days where I'll leave an answer on someone's question and then a while later receive a vote on that answer and votes on some of my other popular ...
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Can a serial voting reversal be overridden?

I'm a regular participant at Video Production and have contributed dozens of answers, many concerning FFmpeg, over the past few months. Yesterday, one of the maintainers of FFmpeg, who is apparently ...
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Lost 5 questions following a serial downvote

Yesterday, 5 of my questions were downvoted within 2 minutes on one Stack Exchange website (askubuntu). I didn't pay much attention to it as I thought that it would get detected as serial downvote, ...
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“Spam Voting” - Should we stop it? [duplicate]

I've had a few concerns over a new form of "spam" - that is, through voting. A while back, I had seen some wild reputation increases to my account, amongst others, that seemingly felt weird -...
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Serial downvoting with pauses

I had a discussion once, where the other person answer got deleted due to personal attacks (issue described here). Since then every few days about 2-3 of my questions/answers are downvoted at exactly ...
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When should I take some piled downvotes seriously and when should I consider them to be serial downvoting? [duplicate]

Around 30 minutes ago four of my answers were downvoted. They're totally unrelated, so I'm assuming they're the result of a serial downvote. My question isn't whether this can be resolved (although ...
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Is serial or automatic favoriting considered abuse?

Much is said about serial voting; but I haven't seen anything about serial favoriting. If I decide to follow a particular user and mark all their questions as favorite, would that be considered ...
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Association Bonus Should Be Revoked for Accounts Caught “Cheating” [duplicate]

This user was recently caught plagiarising a significant number of answers on both Stack Overflow and on Share Point. Many of the plagiarised answers were deleted by a moderator. Apparently this user ...
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Serial downvoting

My answers are continuously being down-voted by group of people from last two days. In my point of view, my answers are fairly legitimate. During my investigation, I noticed there was a message on ...
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Removal of serial voting actions does not remove any badges awarded as a result of the upvoting [duplicate]

I was a victim of some serial upvoting, see the post, The strange case of the waxing and waning reputation, on SE Raspberry Pi. Nothing particularly new or amazing in that, granted. However, during, ...
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Does serial downvote reversion work network-wide?

I'm fairly sure I've just been serially downvoted after a dispute about one of my answers on Chemistry.SE. The downvotes began immediately after, and come within (from what I can tell) the span of ...
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Alerting users in danger of being flagged for serial voting [duplicate]

EDIT: I've been recieving quite a bit of criticism over this question so I have edited it to hopefully reach a compromise that everyone can agree upon. While I disagree that imposing a downvote ...
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When does the serial-voting reverse process happen? [duplicate]

I've been hit with several serial votes and I'm wondering how soon they will be reversed, since I've noticed it used to happen in the past. The specific site is Code Golf. See the picture below:
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Serial downvoting causes poor appearance in reputation tab

In the past 2 days I have been serially downvoted by some user within a minute or so! I have read the following questions in MSE regarding serial downvoting however my questions here are somewhat ...
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Can team members vote for my posts? [duplicate]

The situation is as follows: there are 6 people in the team, we work together and come up to an answer/question. They all have legit profiles - they are not sock puppets. However, sometimes we do ...
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Voting correction and FAQ don't add up [duplicate]

On SO somebody decided to upvote multiple of my answers in a row (or so it seems). Consequently, the nightly script removed the serial upvotes. According to the FAQ, that should bring back the status ...
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Serial voting should not be reversed when all of the posts belong to a single question [duplicate]

Our community took (or is indefinitely taking) a poll on our meta. The question has 14 answers, 12 of which are all posted by the same user. By the looks of it, some votes were reversed due to the ...
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If a user upvotes answers to a question and I have multiple answers there, it is hardly serial voting [duplicate]

Today I had "serial upvoting" reversed and lost 40 rep. But it is hardly can be called serial voting: seems that a user was voting for requests he liked in this recent post and also voted for 4 of my ...
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Accidental Serial-Voting, What Happens? [duplicate]

I was trying to get Civic Duty and try to improve the standards of a good post by voting (a lot). Got Suffrage and Vox Populi, blah blah blah, then I saw the "crime" I have committed: Serial Voting. ...
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Highly upvoted old posts can more or less inoculate you from post bans?

When reviewing and even when I'm just looking for info, I eventually stumble on to a post that isn't only bad its mindbogglingly awful and out of morbid curiosity I check the user profile. Not only ...
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Serial vote reversal strangeness? Bug or feature? [duplicate]

Something strange has been happening on meta.SciFi recently... Someone started a poll to see if people wanted to change the name of the main chat room. But at least twice now, I've voted on the ...
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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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“Aquariums Fish & reef keepers” Proposal Fraud?

Looking proposals in Area51, I found something quite suspicious. I think this chart explains what I mean. A deeper look shows that all these users joined SE in few minutes/hours apart. Just follow ...
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How do we know serial upvoting is fully reversed?

A few days ago, I noticed that a user on a certain SE site I use had gained about 200 reputation over the course of about a day. I was a little surprised, because this user had (before that) about 25 ...
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Serial voteup someone you learn from [duplicate]

Why is it wrong to serial voteup someone you like his answers? Sometimes I just came to stackoverflow to read certain people answers(there are 4 guys currently) I have their profile bookmarked in my ...
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Who serial downvoted me?

I was a victim of serial downvoting 2 days ago. Is it possible to know the username, IP address or similar of the person who down-voted me? What happens to such people? Will they be banned/warned?
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Can I know who have done serial voting to me? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I don't know how but i got up vote in all my questions and answer in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Due to i got total around +310 reputation. Today that ...
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Raise an automatic flag when a serial vote reversal occurs more than once

Currently, moderators have no knowledge of serial votes which are auto reversed by the system. There are examples of users being abused for days (only to be reversed each day at 3:00AM), and go ...
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Mutli-accounts and own up-voting

Recently I got the following strange situation: I accidentally lookup at a user's reputation and realized he has lost over 670 reputation on account removal. More suspicious is that he gained between ...
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Downvoting after I downvoted someone for giving a wrong answer [duplicate]

So, I downvoted someone on SO and commented WHY I did it. His answer was not what the question asked. In my opinion this is how the system works, right? So, directly after that I got 3 downvotes on ...
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Downvoted four times within a minute - serial downvoting? [duplicate]

I checked my rep today and I noticed I was down some points. Somebody has downvoted my question four times within 1 minute: Is this already serial downvoting? Will it be corrected by a rep-...
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serial downvoting not reverted

I received serial downvotes on April 16th and still don't get why. https://stackoverflow.com/users/666414/maxxyme?tab=reputation As read in the SO/SE help [1], I waited a few days for the script to ...
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Is serial voting detection script run for meta-sites, too?

I have noticed on one meta site a bunch of nice answer badges awarded to the same user more-or-less around the same time. This can be caused by something else, but nevertheless, it made me think ...
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Undetectable MICRO Serial Downvoting. What is it? What to do? What the heck!

Prologue Everyone knows Serial Downvoting... even the luckiest user with enough rep gets hit by this plague at least once, soon or later: some noob gets angry against another user for some reason and ...
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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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Victim of revenge downvoting of questions [duplicate]

I have recently been the victim of revenge downvoting. I think the evidence is pretty clear: Except for the Roslyn one, these are all ancient questions. I don't often get downvotes on questions, ...
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Does a script exist to reverse serial downvotes that aren't targeted at a specific user? [duplicate]

The serial downvoting prevention mechanism reverts downvotes by users who appear to be targeting a specific user. Are there also protections against users who suddenly mass-downvote questions or ...
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Serial upvote rep not reversed on reputation graph

A user for whom I answered a question (I just looked at their profile for curiosity) earned 135 rep on 1 March 2014 from serial upvoting, which was reversed the day after. OK. According to this ...
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Am I a victim of an automated serial upvoter script?

I was going through Pekka's post on Serial upvoting issues and I found this line serial upvoting as the expression of thanks from a (usually newbie) user But in my personal opinion what I think ...
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Do serial voting detection scripts really work?

Last month (Jan 31 to be precise), I observed that 8 of my answers on Unix & Linux were upvoted within a couple of minutes. It seemed like serial upvoting but I decided upon waiting to see if it ...
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How to deal with many similar newbie questions of a single user?

Sometimes new users ask one question after the other, all of them quite redundant etc. SO allows to downvote, or close such questions. But closing only punishes the answerers that just happen to ...
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Active bounties allow sock puppet gold to be hoarded

Background As a result of another meta question highlighting suspicions of sockpuppety one user was recently suspended and another 2 were deleted. However, 3 hours before this happened (possibly ...
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Shouldn't the association bonus acquired via serial upvoting be reversed?

When a user's rep gets bloated because of serial upvoting, and as result the user is given the association bonus, shouldn't that association bonus also be reversed in case of serial upvoting reversal?
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Will I be notified if my downvotes are reversed for serial downvoting?

From time to time, I look at the profile of a user who's posted something crap, done something I think is inappropriate, or otherwise annoyed me. If I see that they have a history of posting rubbish, ...
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What should you do if you're serial downvoted & it isn't automatically reversed within 24 hours? [duplicate]

Example: Three days ago I was serial downvoted[?] After these weren't automatically reversed, 24 hours later, I flagged one of the posts. It was eventually marked as helpful, but the downvotes ...

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