Not one day back and someone targets me for abuse.

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What is being done about this?

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    Yes they are. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/199946/…
    – cde
    Jul 4, 2017 at 17:44
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    I stand corrected but there is nothing anyone here can do about it. You would have to contact the CM's. They can take the appropriate action if they deem it necessary.
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 4, 2017 at 17:46
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    They're still not downvotes. Serial voting, maybe; serial downvotes, no. Unfortunately, I believe serial unupvotes aren't caught by the automatic algorithm. Nor can mods reverse votes, so you'll have to ask a CM directly. Not sure what you hope to accomplish by posting to meta. Jul 4, 2017 at 17:47
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    @Randal'Thor serial un-upvoting "certainly falls under serial voting" and is against SE policy, e.g. see meta.stackexchange.com/a/199952/178179 May 5, 2021 at 21:24

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As brought up in the comments, it is hard to determine what should be done about this, but as is, there probably isn't anything being activley done. There is no downvoting, here; what you have experienced is a serial unupvoting. This has been brought up, in meta; and we have arrived at the following conclussion, via the accepted answer:

  • Unupvoting is a form of serial voting, and is completely against the rules of Stack Exchange.
  • The scripts in charge of reversing these serial upvotes do not consider unupvotes.

In terms of what can be done; you could raise this with one of the community moderators, by accessing the contact us link at the bottom of the page. This link will direct your communication to people that actually can do something about this. However, there are further observations that you may want to consider:

  • All four questions were previously edited for legitimate reason. As such, we can determine that a user has not gone to explicit malicious intent to remove their votes from your questions.
  • As such, we assume that a single user has gone to effort to serial unupvote you. It is entirely possible (though, in my opinion, implausible) that a user has been made aware of these edits, and already previously expressed intent to remove their upvotes; where as these votes may have previously been locked in. It is also possible that these votes have come from separate users, who in coincidentally have noticed that these answers had since been edited, giving them a window to undo their votes.
  • It is clear you want something done; but what do you want done? It is worth addressing the fact that if this user is removed for said behaviour, it is entirely possible that their votes will be removed, too. Ergo, you will not get your votes back, and you might just as easily lose additional votes.
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    4 separate un-upvotes in the span of 1 minute, along with the others prior to this date of the same type of abuse. No such coincidence.
    – cde
    Jul 7, 2017 at 3:24
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    @cde, as I said, it is certainly possible, but implausible.
    – Gnemlock
    Jul 7, 2017 at 5:17

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