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 behavior acceptable? [duplicate]

I found out my answer for this question got unaccepted. I went and checked the answer that was accepted instead. While I didn't think it was more correct than my own answer, I thought it was the OP's ...
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Triggering reputation recalculation should trigger fraud calculations too

Someone just upvoted a great deal of my answers, and so these votes will be removed at the end of the day. I tried to trigger recalculation myself so they could be removed right away, but it didn't ...
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Weird behaviour with serial upvoting reversal

Okay, so I was a victim of serial upvoting yesterday. Someone just decided to upvote me 7 times in a very short space of time. Earlier today, as expected, I seen that I had -70 for Serial Upvoting ...
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Should I continue flagging for this kind of problem?

Generally I flag for the users who do/get false serial upvoting. Since now I have found many users getting upvoting. Generally I do flag for a moderator attention for this kind of actions. I found ...
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Why can you vote (up or down) every two seconds (again)?

This is a follow-up of a two-year old question regarding serial upvoting. I just got 4 consecutive upvotes in 4 seconds. Yesterday, I have seen two other instances of 4 and 5 consecutive upvotes (in ...
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Reversing serial upvoting should revoke mortarboard badge if was received for those votes [duplicate]

I noticed this pattern on this user's reputation page: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1870173/arju?tab=reputation It seems it should. This seems sufficiently poorly designed posting this as a bug.
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Downvote trolling on Proposal

I guess this must have been asked before, but I want to report a serial downvote trolling on one of my proposal. It has almost reached to the commitment phase, then somebody started downvoting all ...
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Serial downvoting not reversed [duplicate]

While it's not a huge deal, I would like to see serial downvoting reversed. A couple of days ago someone decided to go through a bunch of my answers and downvote them, however the system didn't catch ...
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First experience: Serial Stalker

I think I have a problem. Everyone on Stackoverflow is cool. BUT. After 9K points by way of 580+ answers this is the first time I've had it happen to me. I have looked article's like this: Dealing ...
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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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Is there anything I can do about serial downvoting that is smaller than script's threshold? [duplicate]

Is there any way to somehow address serial downvoting that seems explicitly targeted on me, but is done in a way that is careful enough to avoid serial-downvoting script detection (3 votes only)? ...
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Serial negative group voting [duplicate]

For people who are trying to close this: Its Serial negative group voting.. I am aware of automatic detection script but looks like it fails in such scenarios. Many times I was a victim of serial ...
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Serial downvotes not being reversed?

What's going on here? They seem to be happening in groups of four; sock puppetry possibly? This started immediately after giving some constructive feedback on a question that had received many ...
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I am getting rapidly down voted on old questions [duplicate]

On StackOverflow a user posted a straight up lie as an answer to someones question a few moments ago, I down-voted it and commented on why it was wrong and provided linked evidence. The user realized ...
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I don't know what is going on, but someone is intentionally downvoting me [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? There is a series of sudden downvotes made continuously even to my replies/answers (even when the answers were marked as the "...
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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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Getting Downvotes on old questions as a reward for pointing out something useful [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I was just attacked by an onslaught of downvotes! What do I do? I've just received 3 downvotes in rapid succession on old questions, most likely just because I pointed out "...
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Add “what's this?” links to “user was removed” and “serial upvoting” in reputation history

Another day, another user confused by one of these contextless messages. Losing rep is scary and without a good explanation these users end up both confused and asking yet another duplicate question ...
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Malicious Downvotes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preventing users from downvoting good answers to bad questions What is serial voting and how does it affect me? I believe a user is using malicious down voting as a tactic ...
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Ignore votes on answers deleted by moderators when checking for serial down-voting

My understanding (inspired by this answer and conversations in The Workplace chat) is the serial-downvoting script currently does not include: Overall +/- votes for an answer Whether answer was ...
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I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange ...
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Within 1 minute about 10 questions get downvoted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? Is there a bug in the software or something? Some (all) questions of mine suddenly got downvoted. This is happening at ...
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Getting a downvote everyday from the same user

I am aware of the rule that the same user can't downvote another user many times the same day, otherwise it's considered a "serial downvoter" and the negative votes get deleted. Now I checked my ...
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Several issues with the “serial thing”

As you can see in the image, I was raged by someone yesterday Then, I posted in Physics meta. I got several replies to the downvote. But, I can't understand the upvotes and today- the reversal. So, I ...
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User systematically downvoting my contributions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? Punish serial downvoting The ability to downvote questions anonymously without even the briefest of comments to give a ...
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How to identify a downvoting stalker [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? Yeah I got a deranged stalker that keeps downvoting me. Anyone know how going about identifying such individuals? (I just ...
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What do I do when someone deliberately downvotes many of my answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? I followed a bunch of links here and found helpful advice on what to ...
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How does Stack Overflow control downvoter trolls?

We all have received a downvote on our questions, and for most of them we wondered why. Does Stack Overflow do anything to prevent downvotes made just for fun or wasting their time?
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Is a moderator considered as a normal user?

I'm asking because of this by reading Marc's answer: the emphasis is on a post, not a user. Does this automated process also apply to moderators, or are they protected from this? I mean, what ...
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How might I avoid punishing users who I follow?

Often when I get a good answer where I see that the answerer went through a lot of effort and answer revisions to help me, like with this unix.so question, then I like to go through the answerer's old ...
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Suspicious / serial upvoting - flag it, or raise it on meta?

This user received an upvote on every one of their eleven questions (and two of their answers), during a four minute window on November 14th. Three of those questions are closed, two have a negative ...
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What are SO's measures against personal hate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? From my profile: https://stackoverflow.com/users/604511/aitchnyu?tab=...
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Provide explicit moderator tools to deal with sock puppets

Determining whether a specific user is a sock puppet is not an exact science. While many cases are clear-cut, the line can get a lot fuzzier when for example coworkers and friends are involved. So ...
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Downvoting repetitive questions by the same person

Suppose a person asks a question that is not valid, and repeats it many times with some changes. If I always downvote that question, is that serial downvoting or not? I think it should not be ...
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Downvoting without comment.Why it's allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Recently somebody downvotes few of my questions/answers in same time. Without comment or reason. Why is this allowed? Imagine this: ...
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Deleted post with downvoted and Serial downvote reversed

If I got downvote on my question and I delete my question? and if it was Serial downvote. will I get my downvote reputation back?
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Control friends voting each other

I realize that in Stack Overflow some people always vote, edit, give bounty and answer each other questions to get more points and to get badges. I think that it is not fair, because at first it is ...
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3 question downvotes at once [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? Just got 3 downvotes at once for old, totally unrelated questions of mine: Possible to scroll caret into view inside a ...
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What information systems could Stack Exchange display publicly to discourage reputation farming as it relates to mutual upvoting?

As the Stack Exchange websites grow and become more popular I see a few problems that are arising/could eventually arise. Reputation is a useful metric for me personally - it often determines which ...
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Consider “serial upvoting reversed” count as “removed posts” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please hide “serial upvoting reversed” entries in the public reputation history I was a victim of anonymous serial upvoting long back. My answers got serially upvoted, ...
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Lot of downvotes in an instant [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? I'm not sure if this is a good question, but I don't have other place to get a good answer. In the last few days, I ...
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The vote fraud script breaks legitimate polling questions - A serial downvoter's lament

I've downvoted several of the answers on these Meta discussions: The Workplace self-evaluation: let's get critical! The Workplace self-evaluation: let's get critical! Both questions are typical self ...
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Does this fall under serial voting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? Hi this is my profile's reputation link. I know this will be a localized question. But please help me out to sort this before ...
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High-level user abuse with citation resulting in ban; ban lift requests? [closed]

Two questions: I'm inferring that this is what has happened, but I'd prefer to believe I wasn't actually targeted; so if I'm being paranoid, please move on to 2. I believe one of the high-level ...
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Can serial voting reversal please deduct the rep on the same day that the voting happened?

Yesterday, I got repcapped through a serial upvoter, and I fully expected the rep to be taken away again. What I dislike, however, is the fact that I got the rep deduction account for today, which ...
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Down voted multiple questions simultaneously even upvoted some? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I'm the victim of serial downvoting? I'm very much disappointed by seeing around 7 questions been asked by me were down voted by somebody. Some of them ...
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A better serial voting trap

Currently we capture fanatic, voting ring or rage-type activities, by measuring the number of up-votes or down-votes between the same two users in a certain (relatively short) time period. When this ...
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Policy on reputation abuse from vindictive redditor trolls?

https://stackoverflow.com/users/430062/theodore-r-smith?tab=reputation I've angered one to two people on Reddit who have proceeded to downvote a great many of my posts in serial. Is there anything ...
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Should I Be Suspicious? Sequential Downvotes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I was just attacked by an onslaught of downvotes! What do I do? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? Today I woke up to this: As you can see, someone downvoted ...
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Someone just upvoted a whole bunch of my answers (too many to be accidental) - Does this happen often?

I have answered a few questions tonight and I assume that someone who thought my answer was helpful seems to have upvoted a bunch of my answers. While it is of course pleasant to see rep ticking over, ...