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I think the serial voting check algorithm is harassing me: I got six “Voting corrected” messages in my reputation tab in the last seven days.

This had no apparent effect on my overall rep, but it's very annoying to know that voting for my answers will be invalidated for obscure reasons.

I can't imagine what's happening, but I strongly suspect that every vote from a particular user is invalidated. Either if this is the case or not, I'd like to be informed about this and not only with vague justifications like “we cannot disclose details about the algorithm”. If my suspicion is correct I believe it is a bug in the algorithm, but at least the user should be notified.


Update. Seven events in eight days. Today, 13 May, nineteen votes have been invalidated. And the reputation page is telling lies, because my rep for 12 May was 230, not the ridiculously wrong 420 it reports.

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Update (May 15). Eight events in ten days. This is becoming very annoying.


Update (November 25). After six months, no trace of an answer, even for saying “it's none of your business, we know what we're doing”.

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    What more notification do you want than the "Voting corrected" messages? – Paul Gessler May 12 '15 at 13:56
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    @PaulGessler I'm not talking about the message, but about why this happened six times in seven days. – egreg May 12 '15 at 14:59
  • @egreg: Don't answer any questions for a month... maybe more... so we have a control to work from. Sorry, this is a self-motivated suggestion. ;) – Werner May 13 '15 at 0:31
  • For what it's worth, the 420 has been corrected to show 230. – Werner May 13 '15 at 12:22
  • I've pinged the powers... maybe someone bites. – Werner May 13 '15 at 19:27
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    I am beginning to think I am the culprit of this serial voting reversal thingy. For testing purposes, I won't vote for two days; if nothing disturbs the votes, it's an evidence I am breaking the voting algorithm. Sorry. – Paulo Cereda May 15 '15 at 12:09

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