In case of serial voting, we know that, the system auto detects and corrects the voting. So, there is nothing to worry about.
But why can't it do the same in cases of the unfair voting that is happening between (or due to) sock puppets (aliases; same user different accounts)?
I myself have asked a question on sock puppets previously here: How does this site deal with aliases?
The answer there says it's ok to have multiple accounts but if unfair voting is happening then that might lead to account suspension:
- Voting on your own posts
- Answering your own questions with the other account(s)
- Casting multiple votes on others' posts
- Supporting your own arguments
- Using bounties to circumvent the rep cap
- Circumventing suspensions, quality bans, or the rate limits on posting questions / answers / comments / etc.
So, assume for keeping things simple, A and B be the sock puppets. I am concerned about the following kinds unfair voting.
- A upvoting B's posts and B upvoting A's posts.
A and B both upvoting (or downvoting) the same posts.
My question is why can't system itself detect such cases of unfair voting?
What's the guaranty that each time such unfair voting has happened it will be corrected? Because, if not the system, it now depends on moderators' alertness and expertise?
I'm asking this question because I have good suspicion that something like that is happening to my posts on Meta. That is a user and his alias is casting multiple downvotes on my posts and casting upvotes on each other's posts is also happening. Obviously, I can't be 100% sure but I suspect that it's happening.
Regarding the support that I may expect from the CMs, can I, for example, request them through "Contact us" to investigate particular posts where I think unfair voting has happened? Is that a valid request to make?