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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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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, ...
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Is there any minimum votes needed to trigger the serial downvoting logic?

I become a victim of serial down-voting. But Stackoverflow's script didn't return it back. I lost 10 reputations. I had flagged twice and the moderator accept it as helpful, but no luck. I know the ...
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Does reversal of serial voting on community wiki posts affect reputation?

Earlier yesterday, someone serially upvoted me on Ask Ubuntu. That doesn't bother me as much as I know the votes would be reversed in a matter of time. But I noticed a possible bug in the serial ...
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Partial fix of serial downvotes

Two days ago I got some very obvious serial downvotes on SO. (Four downvotes on four old questions of mine, in a short space of time shortly after someone replied to a comment of mine on an an answer ...
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Does serial voting cause the voter a reputation change?

I have lost around 170 reputation points in serial up voting so far, which is more than what I had earned from up votes. If this is the case then what if any of the known persons do serial up voting ...
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Is there a more permanent solution for repeated serial voting by the same users?

On August 17 I got serially upvoted twice in a day: I am assuming that except the blue colored upvote the rest of the votes are by the same two users. I reported the incident and my flag was deemed ...
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Report serial down-voting on my profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I'm the victim of serial downvoting? As you can clearly see here: ( Not allowed yet to post images, here's the link: downvotes ) in my Profile, all of ...
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Alerting abusive voters of their wrong doing

This is kind of a two part ordeal so bear with me here. First of all, is there any system in place to warn an abusive voter of what they're doing, a helpful orange box informing them that they are ...
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Give moderators a tool to invalidate votes between users

Vote fraud happens on Stack Exchange sites, it is a natural consequence of the reputation system and one of the duties of a moderator is to deal with cases of suspected vote fraud. There are various ...
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Feedback when flagging “revenge” down voters

There seems to be posts daily about "revenge down-voting" and I feel embarrassed to be adding another, but as with the other users it is something that I find frustrating. I understand that the ...
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Who can undownvote besides me? [closed]

I downvoted a post yesterday and it got undownvoted today. Can the privileged users access my account and make these changes? Who else can make this change?
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My questions were serially downvoted, automatic reversal didn't kick in and flagging one of the questions did not help

A week ago, after downvoting the answer to the question Unable to get attributes back from GetCustomAttributes, four of my questions were downvoted and on the other day, another three met the same ...
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“Up-vote me and I'll up-vote you” sort of deals

Think of following pattern of events: User A asks question. User B answers this question, but don't upvote the question. User A upvotes User's B answer. User B checks whether his answer had been ...
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Is it possible to view who was responsible for serial voting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I was just attacked by an onslaught of downvotes! What do I do? Is it possible to trace serial down-voting? Is it possible to see who has serial up/down voted you or is ...
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Overzealous fan makes my rep explode then reversal ensues. Is the fan punished for such behavior?

I was surprised last morning to wake up to 666 rep, a 150 more than I had the night before. I looked at my rep ledger and saw that almost all of my answers were upvoted in a span of about 10 minutes. ...
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Is Stack Overflow's reputation system vulnerable to manipulation?

I'm concerned that some malicious users of the Stack Exchange network might get 20 (or 30, or 100) people to up-vote every question that they have ever posted on one of the Stack Exchange websites, ...
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Please hide “serial upvoting reversed” entries in the public reputation history

You can always get a handful of people on Stack Overflow that go round serial up-voting. It has happened to me before and I can only assume it was done by the same person as all votes occurred in the ...
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How to vote on friends / colleagues ' questions (or answers)

Almost every time a colleague of mine asks a question, we have discussed this problem beforehand. Also, we sometimes meta-discuss the question for stackoverflow (why did I get the "this might be ...
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Isn't this a serial voteup? [closed]

A profile I visited yesterday clearly had 14 serial votes ( 8 vote up on question and 6 vote up on answer ) in two minutes. I have very good flag history of finding such false voting. However ...
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What effect does serial downvoting have on my rep cap?

So I was the victim of serial downvoting the other day, and just had it automagically reversed. Rather than simply removing the previous votes, I was given a bonus lump of rep with the reason "serial ...
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Serial Downvoting Reversed with +4 bonus point

I was looking at a user's reputation tab https://stackoverflow.com/users/1437962/elyusubov?tab=reputation There is a serial downvoting happened on 20th June date( total 28 downvote at 02:48 hours ). ...
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How to protect posts from serial upvoting

What really drove me to asking this is the fact that when I logged into my SO account yesterday, I was dazed/amazed/confused to see that my reputation sky-rocketed by 200 points since the previous log ...
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Serial upvoting reversed - algorithm

I have read number of posts on serial upvoting being reversed. However I am still not sure why following occurred: Yesterday I got all famous reversal for a first time (-60 to be exact). And of ...
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What is the SO rep-fraud policy?

What is the official way (if there is any) to deal with people who commit reputation fraud? With that I mean following behavior: Posting of abbreviated version of old answers, to gain reputation. ...
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Flagged suspicious serial upvotes - marked as helful but strange action taken

Recently I saw a suspicious activity in the reputation history of one user. So I flagged one of his answers and wrote the following message: I see a suspicious serial upvotes in the reputation ...
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Could I get in trouble for quickly upvoting multiple posts?

I was on a computer that for security reasons I didn't want to log in to the site. while I was offline, I made a list with links of things I want to upvote (around 13 links). But before doing ...
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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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Serial Up-voting and Reputation Cap

I've just been the 'victim' of some serial up-voting: This has pushed me over the rep cap for the day, so any other up-votes I receive today won't 'earn' the rep so-to-speak. My question is this: ...
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Should this be picked up by the vote fraud detecting algorithm?

Some time ago, I added an entry to the SO C++ FAQ community effort, which deals with C++ operator overloading. For that piece I had spent half a Sunday I was supposed to spend building something out ...
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What is the *actual* policy on how users should deal with serial down-voting?

The majority of answer I can find to "I've been serially downvoted, what should I do?" advise users to flag one of their posts and mention the voting anomaly. Except I did this, in response to a ...
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Consistent serial downvoting now avoiding detection

It is pretty much every day when I see on my reputation page serial downvoting, when within minute or two several downvotes are recorded for my posts. Usually the next day I see serial downvoting ...
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Can serial voting detection be bypassed?

I know there should be a script running and probably I'll get my rep back eventually, but I can't help taking this personally. I mean... WTH? This seems like a petty act. Moreover, I'm going for the ...
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My account has repeated serial upvotes - what's going on?

Looks like as I have got three different types of clean up on my profile after Serial up voting 13/apr/2012 and 16/apr/2012 (Serial upvoting reversed on next day) 19/apr/2012 (Serial upvoting ...
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How could serial upvoting result in 81 rep?

Today I 'lost' 81 rep due to serial upvoting reversal. How is this value possible? +10 for upvote on an answer. +5 for upvote on a question. What am I missing that could contribute a +1 or +6?
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What is the serial upvote detection heuristic? [duplicate]

I found out about serial upvoting detection today (lost 81 rep; I can't imagine how serial upvoting would result in that value, but let's ignore that for now). I decided to go on about my business of ...
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What should I do when an unknown user keeps upvoting my answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? First of all, I must say that I have no sock-puppet or any other similar ways to gain votes like telling my friends to upvote ...
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Is it possible to request a badge recalc?

Somebody was stalking me yesterday on Stack Overflow, they upvoted 20 of my answers that already had 9 votes each. This, in turn, lead to me receiving 20 Nice Answer badges and 10 Enlightened badges. ...
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Someone has done a run on me and I'm not sure what happens now

Someone has obviously taken a shine to me and voted me up to my reputation upvote cap of 200 in the last 15 seconds. Clearly this is going to get caught by the system and pulled back out tonight. So ...
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Serial downvoting on MSO

I appreciate that the logic used to identify serial downvotes is kept private and generally I could care less about my rep (considering it is funny-money afterall and I care even less on meta sites ...
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How to know if I am a serial up voter?

I am not a fraud, I have no acquaintances here whatsoever. I love reading questions and answers here and upvoting what I feel is cool. Sometimes I'm in awe of some answers and questions posted here. ...
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Why are these reversed downvotes recorded as undownvotes? [duplicate]

Yesterday, a sudden loss of 6 rep led me to discover that my top 3 meta questions were downvoted: Indicate the color (bronze/silver/gold) in tag badge notifications https://meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Is it a coincidence or am I down-voted deliberately?

On PHP modify TXT file my answer was down-voted first. Then up-voted twice. It took some time before it gets fixed on +1. Because in the mean time this answer had many events like up-vote, down-vote, ...
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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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What is serial voting and how does it affect me?

I just noticed that I lost a bunch of points from my reputation score, and I used the "reputation" tab on my user profile page to try and track down the cause. During my investigation, I noticed ...
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Serial upvoting victim. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to act when you're being serial upvoted Over the last few days in my Stack Overflow account, I received many upvotes which appear to be from the same user since the ...
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How to act when you're being serial upvoted [duplicate]

I'm relatively new in StackOverflow, even though my account is 2 years old, I started actively contributing to site a few months ago. I'm trying to do my best and while doing it, hoping to learn more ...
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Hey I just lost 350 points for “Serial upvoting reversed” [duplicate]

What is this? Can we please have some way of receiving an explanation? This seems like a system to punish people for leaving too many good answers. Although I did receive a lot of upvotes in a short ...
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How can we respond to serial-voters' attempts to undo reputation reversals?

As discussed elsewhere, the reputation recalc has reduced the reputation of some high-rep users on some sites, because some serial upvoting has been reversed. This was the fate of one of the highest-...
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“Voting fraud reversed” implies that the user did wrong, even though they didn't

I understand that there's been a reputation clean-up over the past few days, and the reasons for it. However, a valued member of the TeX.SX community, @egreg, on his reputation page, has an entry ...

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