submitted 2 months ago by gedaliyah to c/nostupidquestions

One of my many admirers just went through literally every single post or comment I've ever made to downvote. Is there a way to see who it is and save them from having to see my posts in the future?

Also, is that how blocking works? I know that I won't see posts from someone I've blocked but does it also stop them from seeing/interacting with my content?

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[-] justhach 73 points 2 months ago

I recommend you touch grass. Valuing yourself by imaginary internet points is not going to do you any good.

[-] [email protected] 52 points 2 months ago

That data is available is the ActivityPub but as far as I know, you don't have access to the vote data as a Lemmy user. You would have access to this data if you were running your own Lemmy server.

But honestly, let it go. Someone stole fake Internet points from you. It costs you nothing but it cost them 5 minutes of their lives. You're having a fight with some stranger that doesn't value their own time. Value your time and stop feeding these kinds of energy vampires. You deserve better! Have a wonderful day my friend :)

[-] gedaliyah 10 points 2 months ago

Thank you. It's not so much about the fake points, but when people start to get stalkery like that it makes me uncomfortable. I guess I could try to stop having unpopular opinions but it doesn't seem likely.

[-] Tenthrow 14 points 2 months ago

If you think you are being brigaded you can talk to the admins to see if they can catch someone abusing the system, but otherwise trying to find the names of the people downvoting you is pretty stalker in itself. What are you going to do with that info?

[-] Rhynoplaz 13 points 2 months ago

Obviously they just want to go through THEIR history and downvote all THEIR comments with a vengeance. Just like any emotionally stable adult would do.

[-] gedaliyah 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Lol, no it seems that I've misunderstood how blocking works on Lemmy. I had hoped to block them from seeing my content in the future since it clearly bothers them so much. From the responses here it seems like there's nothing productive to be done.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Don't bring further attention to it and they'll likely move on. Someone once downvoted ten pages worth of my most recent comments but they never did it again.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

you're starting to get stalkery

[-] Rhynoplaz 37 points 2 months ago

Sounds like someone's salty that they can't go back and return the favor.

Ironically, your post made me curious as to what you said to get downvoted, so I went through and read your dumb comments. I didn't see anything that looked like a positive contribution to the site, just you getting angry at anyone who doesn't agree with you.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 months ago

Lol with the amount of downvotes OP gets, how would they be able to tell if one person went through and downvotes all their posts?

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago

Did someone get in a petty Internet fight?

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

You post a lot of controversial takes, I wouldn't be surprised with the amount of downvotes. Also downvotes don't matter.

[-] gedaliyah -2 points 2 months ago

Just for clarity, it's not the number of downvotes. I don't really care about that. However, I was looking through some of my old posts and I noticed that all of a sudden every single post had exactly one more down vote, which especially stands out on posts that literally nobody saw or voted on from months ago.

It doesn't take a detective to see that an individual went through and downvoted every single post regardless of the topic or community.

I had hoped to see who the person was and just block them from seeing my content, but it looks like that is not how blocking works on Lemmy anyway. It seems more like muting somebody.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

If you’re going to keep saying spicy things, your secret admirer should be able to keep booing you.

Trying to keep your public posts private is a fool’s errand.

[-] Zippy 1 points 2 months ago

Could be someone running a server. Would be easy for them to wholesale script to go thru all your posts and down vote.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

It's also possible that person was wondering what else you wrote and didn't downvote the past posts out of spite, but because they actually read them and disagreed or disliked them too 😆

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

On kbin you can see who has downvoted/upvoted your content. So if you view your comment on there you should be able to see it. The answer is no to your last question. Looking at your history I would just assume heavy upvotes or downvotes depending on what area of the fediverse you’re posting in.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

I had the same idea but it seems only kbin users' downvotes appear on kbin (but you can see lemmy users' upvotes). Have you managed to see lemmy downvotes like this at some point?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

kbin does not federate downvotes at all, as far as I know, so this wouldn't be possible.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Kbin doesn't federate downvotes because they do not have downvotes. Nor do they have upvotes.
We have Favorite, Reduce, and Boost.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Yeah, highly relevant distinction, that.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I’ve never bothered no. Maybe I’m mistaken.

[-] bassomitron 3 points 2 months ago

That seems like a weird feature to include, as I'd think it'd scale badly down the line if kbin becomes extremely popular. You'd be wasting a ton of resources having to query the database and retrieve potentially thousands of users for very popular posts/comments.

[-] gedaliyah -1 points 2 months ago

So does that mean someone I've blocked will continue to see and interact with my content but I just wouldn't see their replies? Am I understanding it correctly?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Exactly that, correct

[-] Asudox 4 points 2 months ago

You can I guess if that vote by someone in your instance or maybe via the ActivityPub protocol.

Though points do not matter in Lemmy. There's no algorithm so it does not have a effect nor are there karmas in Lemmy. Let it go bro.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

No. Some well-adjusted person apparently followed me to do the same. As funny/sad as that is, I'm grateful for how sane it makes me feel.

Blocking probably does not work - it prevents you from seeing people's posts and comments, that seems to be about it.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

If you run a server...

psql -U lemmy -c "SELECT (person.name || '@' || instance.domain) AS user, 
('https://' || instance.domain || '/u/' || person.name) AS their_instance_url,
('https://${INSTANCE}/u/' || person.name || '@' || instance.domain) AS url,
FROM comment_like
JOIN person ON comment_like.person_id = person.id
JOIN instance ON person.instance_id = instance.id WHERE comment_id = $1;"

Edit: lol@ the downvotes. Do people think lemmy operates on the principles of magic? Sorry my SQL offends you.

[-] YoBuckStopsHere -1 points 2 months ago

Report it to the admins.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

Just join a downvote disabled server and leave this nonsense behind.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

I see why you are getting downvoted.

Thanks for alerting me to your "content". I did leave some downvotes on your most unfortunate comments.

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[-] SloppyPuppy -2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

You are being downvoted because you are shedding the actual truth about what is going in Israel right now. And lemmy doesnt like that.

I welcome the influx of downvotes coming towards me.

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