This is related to Ron's question Already highly upvoted crappy questions. I generally agree with what Ron says there, though I may or may not agree with his specific examples of crappy questions. Many not-that-great-but-still-on-topic-on-P-O posts have recieved too many upvotes (not on PO, but in the places that we have imported from) which should be reduced to half or something since we know that on those Q&A sites, there are not very knowledgable people who still endorse content etc. Similarly, many posts there have been unfairly given trolling downvotes by those without knowledge about the topic. All such votes should, be removed.
Another different but related issue is serial voting. If some of our friends have a grudge against Physics Overflow, they may try to come here and serially downvote good posts, and serially upvote bad ones, or otherwise just randomly vote to try and disrupt the site. Or any user who wants to upvote a lot of his sockpuppet's, or someone's who answered his question nicely, posts. Or any user with a grudge against another user wanting revenge by serial downvotes. Such votes should also be nullified. I checked by blocking the test user SandPerson. There is no option in the core to delete all a user's votes.
So I think we need a plug-in, "Vote Administration" that (in descending order of importance, i.e. with highest importance at the top):
- Allows a super-administrator to change the votes recieved on a particular question.
- Delete all votes by a user.
- Delete all votes in the past (specified number of hours) hours by a user.
Is this possible to achieve in a reasonable amount of time (like a day or so)?