I have got 8 downvotes in the last 2 days, on various questions and answers. Clearly someone is mad at me... Is there any way to stop that? Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ If someone has been naughtty, the software will catch it, and undo the downvotes. See, e.g., meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/3685/serial-downvoting $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2020 at 12:21
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    $\begingroup$ Only if it happens fast enough. I suspect I've been targeted by someone for my behavior, and have received a slow and steady succession of downvotes. Fortunately I'm learning to disregard down votes. Gerhard "Reputation Comes In Many Flavors" Paseman, 2020.07.27. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2020 at 18:35
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    $\begingroup$ Apparently the software is on holiday... Of course I don't care about the downvotes, it is just that I find the behaviour of the downvoter quite inappropriate. $\endgroup$
    – abx
    Jul 27, 2020 at 18:59
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    $\begingroup$ I think I might know who it is. I'll see about getting this sorted out. (Edit: I've sent a message to Community Management, who presumably will get back to us shortly. Hopefully the downvotes will be invalidated soon.) $\endgroup$
    – Todd Trimble Mod
    Jul 28, 2020 at 0:14
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    $\begingroup$ They have been indeed, thanks very much. I hope that the downvoter has been informed that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable. $\endgroup$
    – abx
    Jul 28, 2020 at 3:43

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The rash of downvotes was picked up by the software and was reversed, and I have just learned from a Community Manager of other voting anomalies. All of these have been fixed, and a moderator message was sent warning against targeted voting, and reminding that voting should be based on the merits of the post, and not the person/account posting it.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks so much again! The system, and the moderators, are remarkably efficient. $\endgroup$
    – abx
    Jul 29, 2020 at 16:14

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