I made this post that went straight to top with my new account. I cycle accounts for anon purposes.
I was up into 40-50 CCP, having good convos. Overnight I drop to -20 with two DVs each on every comment I made.
Go back up to 70 or so, having good convos, drop to -70 overnight.
I have noticed this pattern because I cycle accounts and most anons would never notice this.
The shills have evolved and Voat needs to limit DVs because shills are using it to stifle effective posters and new users that would otherwise be more easily converted to our side.
The voat immune system has been juditsu'd by shills. There is no reason someone should be able to downvoat 100 straight times.
In the early days of Voat literally NO ONE used downvoats.
Or maybe a up/down ratio.
But it's a problem. Limit downvoats. Good stuff still rises, new users with legit content cant' be chased off.
Edit: @puttitout as per @joe_mcCarthy 's suggestion.
Edit 2: I'm stifled by shills that gave me 140 DVs overnight so I can't comment. @maxinewaters - I am none of those people and five years ago there was only an occasional downvoat because most people hated the idea of how reddit downvoated bad opinions so they naturally just did not do that. They only upvoated.