I have been seeing A user in particular post questions that in my opinion show 0 effort in research and no attempt to try and resolve on their own. My first instinct is to leave a comment and downvote the question, however, immediately after posting the question, it is upvoted after I downvoted.

Curiously, the same user posted their own answer and it was upvoted almost at the same instant (the answer was/is not even the answer).

link to the latest question(s):



how are these situations handled since I believe Voting is anonymous, right?

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    It really looks like the user have multiple accounts. I think this is supposed to be detected automatically. But I think it takes some time. Jun 29, 2017 at 13:56
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    It's often a red flag that gets me investigating dupes, but very hard to catch them all and always helpful to get tips from the rest of the community.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Jun 29, 2017 at 14:11
  • @AdrianLarson Here is another example of inappropriate upvotes
    – Raul
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:20
  • Not a ton of evidence for me to work with on that one @Rahul. It looks likely they have a couple co-workers voting for them but hard to say.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Jul 13, 2017 at 13:46
  • ok thanks for your opinion.
    – Raul
    Jul 13, 2017 at 13:57

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This issue has been resolved. I had already noticed suspicious behavior and cleared it up once. This user has been notified again, more strongly this time.

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