Perhaps you've noticed an unexpected change in your reputation recently. For some of us this may be particularly significant, and for others it may be less noticeable. Please know that this is not your fault or any kind of penalty from the site or Moderation Team.
The Site and Community Moderators are sad to share that a network of nearly fifty artificial accounts has been detected on the BH.SE network, which has generated a substantial number of Questions and Answers over the past 18 months.
After concerns from some in the community we identified that one of the site's most prominent contributors appears to have coordinated this network, for reasons that are as yet unclear. This user has been suspended as we continue to assess the issue and agree a path forward. The moderation team has sought responses from the user to explain their actions and motives.
This network has not only been generating significant quantities of artificial content on the network, but has also been targeting and upvoting content, with unusual sophistication to avoid usual pattern detection. So for every targeted vote, four or five other votes were distributed somewhere in the network, possibly to some of your own posts.
As we wind down the activity of these falsified accounts these votes will disappear, and everybody's Rep will be recalculated fairly. The Questions and Answers have all been merged into the name of the network's coordinator, where previously it would have appeared under many different names. Much of this low quality content will be removed where it is deemed of no value to the community.
Please accept our apologies for not detecting this issue sooner. On the bright side, this means that going forward all content you post will not be "drowned out" by low quality posts, and so you should be able to expect better engagement with real people and better recognition of actual quality content.
Please respect the seriousness of this situation - disappointment and frustration are good and right responses in this moment, but please do observe the Code of Conduct in any comments or responses you choose to offer, or they will be removed as usual.
Thanks again to all our genuine contributors and for all that you have done and continue to do to make BH.SE a great place to ask and answer questions.