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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Is this serial up-voting? [duplicate]

This user asked a question recently. This is that question. There were quite a few answers to it and the OP went ahead and upvoted it, thanking everybody for their time and effort. Soon after the OP ...
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“Tricking” the upvoting and the answer system of Stack Exchange?

Do the Stack Exchange sites have ways to filter farming of upvotes/marking as correct answers for questions they themselves posted? For example: Person A created 4 accounts. Account A, Account B, C ...
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Can an account caught for serial down voting continue to cast downvotes on that single user?

If a user account has been detected of serial down voting can that continue to cast downvotes on that single user? The reverse can be asked about serial upvoting. What happens to an account caught ...
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Is it serial voting if I “investigate” a user and vote on poor questions? [duplicate]

When I come across an awful question like this one, my gut instinct is to "investigate" that user to see what else they have posted. All too often, the user has posted several poor questions that are ...
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Revenge: what can we do? [duplicate]

20 minutes ago, in a matter of minutes I got downvotes on 6 of my past answers. My guess is that it comes from somebody seeking revenge because I downvoted one of his/her answers. I don't know if I ...
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What can I do when not all serial downvotes seem to be reversed?

This is relevant to the question What is serial voting and how does it affect me?. I had the same thing happen to me yesterday, as six of my answers were downvoted at the same time. According to the ...
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Are unupvotes serial voting?

This user lost 300 rep from unupvotes today *. Is this considered serial voting? Is this allowed? Does the serial-vote-reversal-script notice that since it is taking votes back instead of ...
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When does serial down voting script run? [duplicate]

I just got serial downvoted, and I suspect it's my "nemesis". When do the scripts run, and would this instance be detected? It also looks like someone serial un-upvoted said nemesis, which is also ...
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Fix serial downvoting reversal to not apply to users spamming site front page with bad answers

The Problem (an example) This user's answers have been downvoted consistently as they are not very high quality. The also tend to come in bursts of nearly 10 often on older questions. They are not ...
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Will downvote reversal script allow special cases like site flooding with inappropriate question?

I've just downvoted a bunch of questions of that user: https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/users/36946/damodaran The reason: he posted questions in the Area51 discussion, that are not discussion, ...
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Where does poor content come from? It's not one question per user

I continue to feel cognitive dissonance between the desire for community moderation and the 'no serial voting' rules. The pattern goes like this: Encounter an awful question or answer Get curious ...
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Why do I get punished because one person decided to serial upvote me? [duplicate]

I get the way the system works, unfortunately it's not fair on the victim - in this case me. Here's the deal: Today I have been serial upvoted, and have hit the rep cap as you can see in this ...
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User is serially voting for me.. What to do? [duplicate]

Let me explain. There is a user with just 20 rep voting on every answer/comment I post on Stack Overflow. In my reputation overview I can see I'm not earning any rep anymore after just a few votes by ...
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Sudden downvotes by some psycho spree. How to track/find that user? [duplicate]

All of sudden I experienced -42 total reputations down by some psycho in Stack Overflow. I know its reversible by system , but is there any way to track/find that user. Kindly provide feature to view ...
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Suspicious upvotes on that user

I've came across the posts of a user from review queue. Those are terribly bad questions, taken out of context, lacking even the understanding of Java. But all of them have upvotes, and comments ...
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Serial downvote reversals don't always appear as such

Serial downvotes usually get detected and reversed automatically every night. This event is usually grouped under a header "Serial Downvoting Reversed" in a user's reputation history. On various ...
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Flurry of downvotes. Others too? Curious why [duplicate]

It almost looks as if someone is playing police: The downvotes are on: DCPCrypt/Delphi not properly encoding Rijndael SQL recursive records: How can I collapse to 'one level only'? Turbopower ...
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I swear someone is serially downvoting me [closed]

Look at my reputation history here on Meta: Someone serially downvoted me. Ok. It was reversed. But now it looks like they noticed and took some precautions. Like not doing it in the same day. Is ...
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Serial upvoting reversed after triggering reputation recalc [duplicate]

What happened: A little before 19:09 yesterday I found the reputation page. I clicked Trigger Reputation Recalc to see what happened. Within the next minute, I gained 92 reputation points. (See ...
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Voting pattern of 17-Sep-2013

I was looking at my reputation tab for 17-Sep-2013, it is showing quite some upvotes for some of my old posts that too continues... 1 18840275 (15) 2 18840618 (10) 2 18840813 (10) 2 18840813 (...
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Serial upvoting [duplicate]

Please see my reputation changes here. Yesterday someone serially upvoted all my questions at around 11:46 to 11:57. Seeing which i stopped answering any more questions as all those would go reversed ...
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Warn users that they might be committing vote fraud

It looks like this guy ran head-on into voting fraud without even knowing it. I don't get the impression that he was trying to harm anyone with this process. What about a warning message that ...
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I gave someone +200 rep and a Mortarboard Badge

I've been utilizing Stack Overflow in different ways. Recently it's taken the form of finding a user and upvoting interesting answers to questions until they've received the Mortarboard badge. My ...
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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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Huge and weird upvoting reversal [duplicate]

Yesterday I faced somebody's angry and have downvoted several times so I asked the support about the reversal for downvotes and they answered that works same way as the upvoting reversal. Nice, but ...
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Victim of Serial Downvoting [duplicate]

I got a series of down votes some-days (16 Aug 2013) before (Serial down-voting). I downvoted an answer and added a comment why I down-voted. After that I got too many down-votes for my different ...
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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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Random question downvotes [duplicate]

I logged into my profile today to find myself missing some rep. Not too much, just enough to make me question it. Turns out all of my (three!) questions have been downvoted. How to test ...
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Do not display the “Serial upvoting reversed” message with zero points

I get a "Serial upvoting reversed" message with zero points total: Since the record does not convey any useful information, couldn't it be dropped from view?
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Make Vote after 30 Seconds [duplicate]

Yesterday, I saw serial upvotes to my Questions and Answers. Today all those upvotes were reversed, as per the rules. But, today I see that I am being serial-downvoted. Now, I don't know if these ...
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Unexpected, simultaneous upvotes and Gmail hacking

I don't know if they are related, or how they could be. But yesterday I received four upvotes at the same time on unrelated questions. Later, around 1 a.m. this morning, my Gmail account that is ...
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How to respond to a disgruntled user?

I'm unclear as to how I should respond to a critic who commented on two, old, questions: Streaming NSXMLParser with NSInputStream Customize UINavigationBar font He added the words "how to" to the ...
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My reputation gain doesn't tally with the number of votes I get

I'm seeing +65 reputation in my reputation tab (on July 8 / 2 days ago), but I'm getting only 12 up-votes for that post. I'm confused about why that happened.
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Reputation reversed from my account [duplicate]

Today I found that my 145 reputation deducted from my account so can any one help about this?
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Serial downvotes [duplicate]

I would like to report a massive downvote of answers of mine today as visible in my profile: https://stackoverflow.com/users/29407/darin-dimitrov?tab=reputation&sort=time&StartDate=2013-05-08%...
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Possibility of upvote bombing to suspend account

Could it be possible for someone to get numerous people to upvote all of your questions/answers in an attempt to make it look like voting fraud is going on and suspending/deleting accounts? For ...
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Serial upvoting reversed: I lost 0 reputation [duplicate]

Some goofball has been serial upvoting me for the past two days, and while I've sent out hunting parties to find the miscreant and taze him bro until he quits, I did notice an extreme oddity: When ...
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downvote negate 4 reputation points [duplicate]

Being a victim of serial-downvoting today I found an odd behavior for this post of mine two days before when someone downvoted the post it show as: and today again it shows: voting counts ...
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Has my account been blacklisted? [duplicate]

I have an account on Stack Overflow. However, now I start to realize that I get constantly downvoted by the "serial upvote reversal" mechanism. So, I created a new account (this one) from a different ...
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Vote count not recalculated after serial-downvoting-reversal

Yesterday someone serial-downvoted some posts of mine. Later that was automatically reversed. I saw it in the rep tab of my profile. But the total vote-count is still wrong if I open the question or ...
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Can somebody check this “serial downvoting” for me?

Just looking at my reputation history, I see the following, which didn't get triggered in the detection script. I know it's only 6 points (I don't suspect the accept/unaccept entry), but it looks ...
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Serial downvoting flag declined, what gives?

I initiated a close vote against a question on Stack Overflow based on a meta post (now deleted) by the same author. Because I expected something to happen, I checked the original poster's profile, ...
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Serial voting rep calculation bug [duplicate]

I was visiting my profile. I noticed a -43 change on my reputation tab header. Confused as to why I would lose that much reputation as I haven't done much the past few days, I clicked it. To my ...
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Bounty after Serial voting..?

Say someone gets a Mortarboard due to serial up-voting. I know that badges can't be reversed. But, votes can. This case is somewhat interesting and I'm curious. Today (over Physics.SE), this user got ...
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Is there a way to prevent spamming votes? [duplicate]

While I was working on an app, I was reading on question on SO. After a while (half an hour) i returned to the same question.I refreshed the page, and saw that the questioner had a considerable ...
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Victim of serial downvoting, undownvoted, but still banned. How to lift the ban? [duplicate]

I'm aware there are already similar threads like this one but none of those answered my question. I recently was the victim of some serial downvoting, because of this I wasn't allowed to ask any ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote a user's other posts after following links from their user-page?

Before downvoting I check to see how long a user's been a member of the SO community, to determine what kind of comments should be left and whether a problem with the post is due to new-ness or ...
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What if a user uses multiple accounts with different names?

I've read Multiple accounts being used to dodge a question ban, but the multiple account user has same name. What I'm thinking is that I cannot know if a user has multiple accounts with different ...
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I've been revenge-voted, help? [duplicate]

I downvoted someone, and then they got angry with me, so they downvoted me within 2 minutes. They were all random questions (I think actually my top 9 questions). They got reversed. No matter, ...
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Spiteful downvoting? Two fast DVs to my unrelated posts [duplicate]

I don't know if I'm being paranoid - but earlier I made a comment on a question that showed no research effort: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16328049/how-do-i-write-for-i-in-the-range-of-1-to-6-...