As we all know, there has been a great amount of malicious voting. As we all know, there has been a correction.
What I really need to get of my chest:
- If you think you should make corrections (in general, which I think you should) you should never have waited this long. It has been clear for a long time there was malicious voting. Although used methods were no doubt smart, at least partially they were kind of clear to me, and no one told me. Just think what is possible and assume it happens.
- For a long time we were told to trust the system, which I did. Now we have to accept the used algorithms were appropriate, which I don't. I really appreciate the ones who took the effort to undertake this courageous operation, but really I don't. In the list of "corrections", I see un- accepts (while the answer is still accepted) from people I am 100% positive they were not involved in any malicious voting.
Even more: the truth is that no algorithm, no calculation can look inside the minds of people who obviously voted (among others) in a malicious way, and decide on (far) over 100.000 reputation afterwards if it is unjust or not. Please don't suggest you can, you can't. Nor can you decide an average effect of it, without making a wild guess.
You simply shouldn't have let it gone this far.