Today I received a "moderator message" with what seems to be a serious accusation. Quoted in full:
We're writing in reference to your Super User account:
After reports of unusual voting patterns coming from your account, we found a lot of upvoting against specific users.
Please note that these upvotes will be invalidated. We need to ensure that the voting on Stack Exchange is anchored in the quality of the post, and not the person who wrote it.
If this is a simple misunderstanding, no harm done. The system has processes in place to detect various types of targeted voting between users. Everyone has their own criteria for why they vote, and sometimes we have to tolerate small indiscretions, even if those reasons are somewhat ill-advised. We're not assuming that is the case here, but voting irregularities are something that we take very seriously and can result in a prolonged suspension for all involved.
This is just a friendly notice to let you know what happened, so take care and enjoy the site.
Regards, Super User Moderation Team
So, here's my reply being made public in order to avoid it being lost somehow and before further interactions as a preemptive strike against possibly being the next victim of yet another smear campaign:
a lot of upvoting against specific users??? What???
I suggest reviewing the processes, systems, reports, whatever... Maybe there's a bug somewhere.
Accusing me of conspiring in "targeted voting" is unfair and ridiculous. If it was regarding downvoting you may have had a point, I do that almost automatically in questions (and some answers) about EOL OSes and some questions about Kali that are from people who clearly shouldn't be using it.
Complaining about upvoting is ridiculous: I don't know any of the persons who's answers I upvoted, I have zero contact with them outside the network and I don't even do chat or whatever other means of private communications available inside the network. All interaction I ever had with other users has been in (very public) comments. I don't know who they are, what interest I could possibly have in benefiting them? This is total nonsense.
It's not my fault this company has been consistently driving away many highly valuable users that now the ones still here stand out a lot more so yes, whatever process triggered this should be reviewed in order to account for this fact and avoid this kind of total nonsense and the inevitable harm that comes from making such accusations. This caused me a lot of stress.
But not really surprising considering some recent events and other not so recent. The glaring hypocrisy of pretending to care about users' feelings while at the same time totally disregarding the harm caused by messages like this. Don't you have better thing to do? Like, just an example out of many that could be pointed out right now, truly apologize and reinstate Monica Celio?
Now, how exactly are this reports generated? Automatically by some algorithm? If so this is seriously flawed. If not, and this comes from an actual complain please show yourself (or yourselves) so we can have a chat.
editin comments or whatever where it automatically moves all comments to a chat when you're a mod or something?