I don't use this stack exchange much or at all, but I have experience over several years using other stack exchanges. I recently answered a several year old question with an answer. The OP commented that my answer was irrelevant to this question. Shortly after, that comment received 3 up-votes in quick succession, after years of being dormant. The relevant question is here.
I replied with a rationale why I thought the answer was still very much pertinent to the way the original question was phrased (there is an ambiguity in the phrasing of the original question.) Shortly after, my question received 2 down-votes, also in quick succession.
This matter is complicated by the fact that the OP in question appears to be a moderator of this stack exchange. Clearly, moderators can not investigate themselves, so I do not know what the correct place to report this.
All in all, I understand my reply to this question is downvoted, but I intend to keep it in place because of a few reasons
- That question shows up in a high rank in a google search for people who are interested in this question.
- The supplied answer is very much pertinent to this question, it answers it in a way that addresses how existing research approaches the problem in the question statement.
My core question is, how does one report a moderator in this stack exchange for suspected voter fraud (either through self promotion or other means?) I imagine if I have observed this behavior on this stack exchange, I am not the first one to, but I may be the first one to raise it.