There was a user who appears to have recently benefited from serial upvoting - gaining about 200 rep within the space of three minutes. I checked the user's rep chart, and it shows that there was, at one point later on, "-50 - serial upvoting reversed."

I don't think that only 5 upvotes (for they were all on answers) were part of the serial upvoting, yet only 5 were reversed. What's up with this? If there appears to be serial upvoting on a large number of questions, why has only part of it been reversed?

  • $\begingroup$ Hard to say. AFAIK they don't really say how serial up/downvoting is qualified/quantified by the automated system, to discourage people from trying to find ways around it. $\endgroup$ Nov 2, 2014 at 0:47

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It is not really appropriate for moderators to comment on these things. If you believe that there is serial upvoting or downvoting, you should flag an affected question or answer, contract a moderator, or contact a community manager.

The only other help I can offer is the help page on serial voting reversal:


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for this advice. I did flag one of the affected questions for moderator attention; I'll see what happens. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Nov 10, 2014 at 22:09
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    $\begingroup$ Also, checking the user's rep, the serial upvoting appears to have been thoroughly addressed by the mods. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Nov 10, 2014 at 23:51

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