# Serial voting: procedure for to advise the managers of the SE site

I would like to find out information about voting behaviour against me on this site (Main and/or Meta). Does such information exist? If so, where can I find it?

A stalker or more stalkers on Stack Exchange is downvoting every new post I make. How can I find out who it is?

What indication should be reported to the managers of Stack Exchange?

Is it possible to consider these links

to identify a possible downvoting stalker?

• not sure what you’re gonna get from such a query: the downvotes are not attributed and it would be dangerous to draw conclusions from such a list. Jul 27, 2021 at 0:49
• @ZeroTheHero It is not dangerous absolutely. Some users have been suspended for days, weeks and years. I don't jump to conclusions. But I do reflect and meditate before writing or giving negative votes. Look at my profiles and you'll get a better idea of how many negative votes I assign. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:54
• Related (your previous post here): Temporal coincidences of negative votes Jul 27, 2021 at 12:36
• What is your real question? "A stalker on Stack Exchange is downvoting every new post I make. How can I find out who it is?" Or something else? Can you edit your question to make it clearer? Jul 27, 2021 at 12:39
• Jul 27, 2021 at 12:52
• @PeterMortensen After my question on the meta PSE site I got 3 unexplained negative votes on the main PSE site today that are almost consecutive. Please, can you see if now my question is more clear? Jul 27, 2021 at 21:40

It's not 100% clear what you're asking for, but the same SEDE queries you have on TeX.SE can be used on Physics.SE.

• I would like to know the history of all my downvotes as someone continually harasses me and I would like to know the details. Could you please explain how and what is the link? I have tried but entering my ID number of PSE does not give me any information about PSE. +1 Jul 26, 2021 at 23:28
• @Sebastiano To run your linked queries against Physics rather than Tex Meta, change /meta.tex/ to /physics/ in the URL. The second query gives an error when called on Physics; I haven't tried to debug it.
– rob Mod
Jul 26, 2021 at 23:39
• For posterity, the bug is simply that there exists a user with 0 upvotes and >1 downvotes on Physics.SE (but not on Tex.SE), so there is a Division by Zero error while calculating the ratio. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:30
• Very kind moderators: thank you very much for your answer. The same for @rob. Thank your very much for you answer/comment. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:55
• @NiharKarve The reference on TeX.SE was just so I could understand what is the link where I can do some analysis or evaluations. Greetings. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:58
• @Sebastiano: Can you add some of the information in comments here to your question to make it clearer? Jul 27, 2021 at 12:54

I would like to know the history of all my downvotes as someone continually harasses me and I would like to know the details

If you want to see a list of all the times you have downvoted other people's posts, it is available on your profile, under Activity > Votes.

On the other hand, if you want information on who has downvoted your posts, it is simply and unambiguously not available. This is an explicit choice on the part of SE and the developers have spent significant effort to prevent any loopholes.

If someone is downvoting your posts inappropriately and at a large scale, there are several safeguard mechanisms built into the system that will detect it and delete the votes. If you feel that you personally (as opposed to your posts and their content) are being downvoted inappropriately targeted, raise a custom flag on one of the affected posts so moderators can take a look (and, if needed, escalate to SE staff).

• In fact, I want to report this to the SE staff so that we have everything we need. Thank you very much for your answer and I send you my greetings. However as soon as I ask a question automatically negative votes appear. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:46
• @Sebastiano There is no evidence that any user is following your posts and downvoting them on a large scale. Have you considered the possibility that there is something wrong with your posts that attracts downvotes from people who see your question on the front page?
– Chris Mod
Jul 28, 2021 at 5:53
• @Chris I have considered also this. But yesterday I have received three consecutive serial downvotes on the main site PSE. Jul 28, 2021 at 11:11
• @Sebastiano Getting multiple down votes doesn't mean it's serial. Jul 28, 2021 at 11:29
• @BioPhysicist Hence when I see consecutives downvotes (with an small interval of time) it is ok. I have understood. Jul 28, 2021 at 11:32
• @BioPhysicist it remains quite an extraordinary coincidence that Sebastiano should get 3 downvotes apparently clustered in time (I cannot verify his claim) after minimal activity in over the last month. It can happen but what are the odds of the downvotes being on 3 distinct answers or questions? If such a pattern is repeated the odds are even smaller. Jul 28, 2021 at 12:50
• @ZeroTheHero Sorry, I didn't realize they were three different posts. Jul 28, 2021 at 13:15
• @BioPhysicist Sorry I wrote poorly: I’m not sure they are (I can’t verify) but I think (from context) they are. Jul 28, 2021 at 13:19