I was just wondering, do the honorable moderators have access to the following information? Sorry if its mentioned somewhere and I haven't paid attention.
Can a moderator see..
- Who upvoted or downvoted an answer/question
- IP addresses of the users
- How many times a user visits the site in a day
- Drafts of users' answers/questions(Excuse me if you find this one wild)
My reasons for asking this:
It would be meaningful to know, besides the number of up/downvotes on a post, who exactly downvoted. I have seen several smoothly well-written answers that get tremendous amounts of upvotes, but have severely warped/flawed concepts.
I like looking for loopholes in a system, so that's what I did here. I realized that one could easily make duplicte accounts and upvote their own answers. Not only is this a breach of integrity, but also destroys the spirit of ChemSE. I pray no one tries this after reading my meta post.
Not that IP addresses are going to help, either, as some institutions use the same IP address as an identity for the entire wifi network, so 2 students from such an institution will be wrongly labelled as fake accounts of the same person.
Bonus: Do the moderators have tools to prevent such duplicate accounts?
Just curious. Pardon me.
I've written a lot of drafts but didn't post them. Just curious again.