In this case, his description of what he thinks happened could arguably be a symptom of some bug within Perl Monks. With the recent changes, it certainly is worth raising the red flag just in case.
I suspect his perception of the events could be to blame, but I've had several posts that seem to start out at a negative reputation seemingly before anyone could have read the post and voted, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if there was a "feechur" lurking around the monestary.
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