Someone has been regularly downvoting every thing I've posted in the past couple months (not just a single karmassasination). I really don't care about the karma (so please DO NOT upvote any of my previous posts in order to "fix" it), but I do worry that if someone is doing it to me, they are possibly doing it to other/new people and driving them off, so I wanted to point out publicly that this behaviour is NOT OKAY.

Anyways, if you have a problem with me, feel free to tell me about it here: http://www.admonymous.com/daenerys . Crocker's Rules and all.

Do I understand it correctly that the behavior you describe is "downvote every new comment from user X when it appears" (as opposed to "go to user X's history and downvote a lot of their old comments at the same time")?

Because when hearing about karma assassinations, I always automatically assumed the latter form; only the words "early downvote" in Nancy's comment made me realize the former form is also possible.

A possible technical fix could be to not display the user comment's karma until at least three votes were made or at... (read more)

8NancyLebovitz6yI've been getting an early downvote on my posts, too. I can afford it, but it does seem malicious.

Open Thread, October 20 - 26, 2013

by Adele_L 1 min read21st Oct 2013220 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.