Shortly after criticizing an answer for lacking sources or any detail, I noticed that three of my old posts were downvoted within the span of a few minutes. I suspect retaliatory downvoting considering that all of them occurred within a few minutes of each other and these posts had been sitting dormant for weeks.

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I reported the incident and waited 24 hours for the Stack Exchange serial downvoting script to reverse it, but nothing happened. I was under the impression that SE took this seriously, so my question is, what does it take for such obviously retaliatory action to be considered "serial downvoting"? 4 downvotes, 5...?

  • Just to give a little more context to Criggie's answer...The mods on this site have some visibility into voting patterns, but we can't see specific votes. I can't get into specifics, but I looked into this specific case and could find no evidence of serial downvoting. I actually do see some evidence that it's not serial downvoting. I understand that it looks strange, but it really does appear to be coincidence.
    – jimchristie Mod
    Aug 16 '19 at 13:20
  • @jimchristie I can actually see the same user commenting in one of the same threads as a downvoted post at the same time as the serial downvoting occurred. This thread had remained dormant for 28 days until my post was downvoted. The other threads were inactive for 23 days and 27 days respectively. I find it extremely hard to believe that all of this downvoting and comment activity happened within a few minutes of the dispute on weeks old dormant threads and that it's all just a coincidence. Aug 17 '19 at 1:41

The thresh hold for the serial downvoting detection script is 5 downvotes in the 24 hour window from the same user.

3 downvotes is -6, and is less than one upvote (+10) Try giving a good answer to one of the other questions to recover the balance and then some.

  • He's back at it again (third time): Now on english SE: i.imgur.com/H7ILPqw.png i.imgur.com/GGfkSEc.png (last seen 12 hours ago - same time) -- How many times does this have to happen before someone does something? Sep 10 '19 at 16:03
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    @Benjamin I have escalated this to Community Mods, now that it has transitioned to other SE sites. More info as it comes to hand.
    – Criggie Mod
    Sep 10 '19 at 19:34
  • Any word yet? BTW, the downvoting detection script didn't trigger, even with 7 in a row: i.imgur.com/U7ZpwQE.png?1 (Could you could try talking to him? Thank you.) Sep 13 '19 at 0:02

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