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Re: "for a while now". Actually, some voting irregularities were identified and dealt with just this past weekend. We discovered a couple of suspicious accounts, and the votes from those accounts have been invalidated with the help of Stack Exchange staff. If those accounts were the source of the strings of downvotes you're referring to (and I'm expecting ...


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So here is a chart that I hope satisfies your curiosity. SE Mod said I could post this one. (Beta sites shouldn't obsess over data like this. When we graduate, our info gets moved into http://data.stackexchange.com/ and the stataholic among us can go bonkers. It really shouldn't be too much longer now.) As I see it, the downvotes are such a small percent ...


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It happens. People get a craw in their shorts for whatever reason, and take it out on someone. If you ticked them off last, you "win." If you have a lot of reputation and hence are an object of envy -- (did I actually just write that?!) -- then you might "win" as well. There are algorithms that smoke these kinds of things out, and the mods smoke out more ...


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