# How to convincingly ask a serial upvoter to stop doing it when they already know better?

In another site, my question about upvoting Are other people also seeing an increase in upvoting recently? received this answer:

It was me I've been going around and up voting everybody like crazy and I can't stop myself. I'm so addicted to up voting and I think I need to get help before my up voting gets me into trouble.

I've just experienced an "upvote storm" five minutes ago here in Earth Science SE, coinciding with the same user having been active five minutes ago as well. I'd like to convincingly inform the user that this practice is unacceptable in all sites and more than bothersome to the one on the receiving end of the storm. How best to do this decisively?

• It's not cereal. I do others the same way and there's no pattern to it. I think you're allowed to upvote like 100 times a day or something like that. I can't quite randomize for you. Compared to the way other people down vote I don't think it's a problem. – Muze Nov 21 '18 at 21:46
• I never said it was me seriously – Muze Nov 21 '18 at 21:46
• A while ago I've seen on a meta somewhere a similar thing. The answer from one of the SE people was to just let it go. If it's really extreme an algorithm will pick it up and reverse the votes. Otherwise, enjoy the rep. – Gimelist Nov 22 '18 at 10:07
• @Gimelist I don't "enjoy" rep but I understand it's utility for some people. I think the site should display only $\log_{10}(rep)$ like dB or pH if at all. But in this case voting without looking (how can one read 10 unrelated posts in two minutes?) is defeating the purpose of rep. It could also be perceived negatively by third parties. SE already has some rules that make things difficult that exist as a result of multi-party rep gamesmanship: Will/would it be impossible for me to add a third bounty here? Why was 500 my only choice for #2? – uhoh Nov 22 '18 at 10:15
• @Gimelist and especially the answer to Any way to award a second +100 bounty to a second answer to the same question? You are welcome to not take the site's functions too seriously, but I don' think that that is good advice to be giving to others. – uhoh Nov 22 '18 at 10:19
• @uhoh I would like to know for sure? – Muze Dec 10 '18 at 17:54
• @uhoh I also had some up votes removed? Let me know if you can see it throught this link? space.stackexchange.com/users/18879/muze?tab=reputation – Muze Dec 10 '18 at 18:02
• Oh I can see it, thanks, yes so there are other "enthusiastic voters" out there as well. Okay maybe clean up your last two comments (I deleted mine, will delete this one soon. – uhoh Dec 11 '18 at 0:50