Over the last few days I have noticed that many high voted questions and answers have been randomly downvoted. Even high voted questions and answers from me have been downvoted. I think it is from one user because when it happens, it happens within a minute or so.

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This has happened more than once and I wanted to ask if other users here also noticed this and if something could be done. Usually when a user gives lot of votes within a short period of time it says Voting corrected, but this particular user is not downvoting enough questions in a single day so that this system gets activated.

Here are some of the high voted questions which randomly got downvoted:

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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately there's nothing mods can do about this unless it's enough to hit the suspicious voting patterns threshold, because votes are anonymous. I can flag this for review by SE staff and see if there's anything they can do. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    Mar 17 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ This appears to be happenign to me too, my top 5 questions all have downvotes except for one. My top answer does as well. All done within the past few weeks and many happened after i got into an arguement with TheMatrix Equation-balance $\endgroup$ Mar 17 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Starshipisgoforlaunch I did notice the argument going on with TheMatrix Equation-balance. However, if you go to his profil and click on reputation you can see that he did not cast the downvotes because he would have lost 1 reputation for each downvote if he did cast one. $\endgroup$ Mar 17 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ How about the questons @TheRocketfan $\endgroup$ Mar 17 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Starshipisgoforlaunch he did recieve downvotes on his questions, but he didn’t cast many downvotes as far as I can tell. $\endgroup$ Mar 17 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage how often does it have to happen to hit the suspicious voting patterns threshold. It has happened today too and I am expecting to happen again. $\endgroup$ Mar 18 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ I am getting 3 or so downvotes on my questions mainly every day (always one of my top questions). It is annoying and clearly targeted voting. Unfortunately, I think the number is 5. @TheRocketfan $\endgroup$ Mar 19 at 12:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Starshipisgoforlaunch I feel like some fishy things are happening these days on space SE. Maybe the mods can have a look. $\endgroup$ Mar 19 at 13:16
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    $\begingroup$ Yep. @TheRocketfan $\endgroup$ Mar 19 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ It has to be at least 5 votes from a single user where at least 20% of their votes over at most the past year are targeted toward a single person. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    2 days ago
  • $\begingroup$ not the first time this has been brought up space.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1316/… $\endgroup$ yesterday


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