I just went to badges page and noticed the a badge was awarded to a person twice in a short notice. So i just checked those questions and found the votes on that answer is exactly the votes required to get the badge.

I checked the 'Voting Corrected' FAQ and its related to a user who either upvote or downvote another users answers/question will get adjusted.

So my concern is if a user could create 5 to 10 accounts and use a primary account to answer and other accounts to just vote up the answers and/or questions, how SFSE system would detect that?

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    if u feel it suspicious, u can flag it to moderators and add your comments while flagging it. Sep 1, 2015 at 4:10

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This has been asked and answered a few times on different stackexchanges sites.


The system automatically detects suspicious voting patterns, but mods also have tools to help them look into it manually. You can flag one of the posts for mod attention and tell them what's up, and they'll check to see if it was the same user voting on all of them and if that user seems to be a sockpuppet

from: Should we and how can we report suspected vote rigging?

  • Thanks for the link. Got what i have to do in these scenarios. Sep 1, 2015 at 10:37

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