While looking to see why I received a downvote (don't care, just curious) I noticed a rather unusual voting pattern to answers to this question, where all but one answer have been downvoted. None of the answers are great but none are bad enough to warrant a downvote. Anyone noticed something similar before?
Happens all the time. There is a job that runs (nightly I believe) that looks for systematic voting and reverses it. They keep the algorithm pretty guarded in order to avoid people gaming it. I don't know if this one specifically is looked for.
I'm not seeing a pattern on that particular question. Feel free to email us if it's an issue, as we prefer email on personal vote-related issues.
Yes, I have had that happen on a question I answered before. Someone didn't like any answer except one. It makes me suspect the person that downvoted like that was the person that provided the one answer that wasn't down-voted.
I even did it once, because the answers that where there where bad enough to deserve it in my opinion. I didn't leave comments though.