Some time ago, I was editing my puzzle and suddenly saw the vote count move up. By the time I competed the edit, the vote count was back, which surprised me enough to accidentally not commit my edit.

Then I saw this in "Recent Reputation Changes":

Three upvotes for an answer, one upvote for a question, and one serial upvoting reversal

The 3 upvotes on my answer were by 3 users. Assuming that one of those users also upvoted my question, that would make 2 votes by the same user. Is this enough to be considered "Serial Voting"? Why was it reversed against only my question rather than my answer, or even both?

At times, I have upvoted 3 or more items, without encountering this situation. The help section has no mention about this.

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    $\begingroup$ Might be helpful to check this out $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Oct 28, 2021 at 15:55

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There was a recent widespread serial voting correction. (Perhaps there have been multiple waves. I am not privy to details.) See a main-meta report and more explanation. Likely, someone had a script which automatically upvoted 40 random posts in a day to get a badge. Since this is not allowed it was all reversed. You must've had one post that got swept up.

  • $\begingroup$ I think , such Info should be broadcast automatically to all relevant Community users ! $\endgroup$
    – Prem
    Oct 29, 2021 at 7:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Prem there is a feature-request to add information about this scenario into the "learn more" link shown if there is a voting correction in the reputation history $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Oct 29, 2021 at 15:53

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