Hey everyone -
We've had a recent rash (again) of suspected downbombing on media items.
Downbombing is defined as upvoting your own piece of media that is in running for the homepage, and downvoting absolutely everything else regardless of its quality. Its very easy to see when you do this, as a healthy mixture of up/down/no votes is normal behaviour.
Previously the only way to check this was very manual, and as some of you know Mousseau was very on top of it.
Well I worked with the coding team for the last two days and we have now launched a tool that moderators are able to use to review all up/down votes by users. It is going to be extremely easy for our team to identify this type of behavior.
So just be wary. We take downbombing very seriously here, so if you're doing it for your own benefit you will be subject to a ban. Get caught twice and that will turn permanent.
Thanks everyone. Lets keep allowing the people to have a voice by proving we have the maturity to actually vote on things properly.