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: Vote stuffing
: Wake 01 September, 2004, 09:01:16 PM
I've just discovered a second case of vote stuffing in the database, where a user seems to have created nine extra usernames just to cast multiple votes. I've just deleted these extra votes (379 of them) but thrillpower is only recalculated after a new vote is cast - or an old vote is recast. I've done this for John Wagner and Brian Bolland, but don't be surprised if various other creators suddenly jump next time you vote.

I have no problem with people using the extremes of the Thrillpower scale, but I will delete the extra votes if vote stuffing with multiple usernames has occurred.

Wake
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Bolt-01 01 September, 2004, 09:08:07 PM
I don't understand the point of this. It is a fan index, and nothing voted for here matters a jot. Trying to wind people up seems to be the only reason for this behaviour and if you have that much time on your hands you should be trying to do something creative, not making Wake run around tidying up after you.

Rant over.

Bolt-01
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Art 01 September, 2004, 09:15:11 PM
Neil Gaiman Best Droid Of All Time? That's a bit odd...
: Re: Vote stuffing
: The Amstor Computer 01 September, 2004, 09:20:12 PM
Aiiee! The 2K voting is being rigged by mad Goths!
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Wake 01 September, 2004, 09:27:02 PM
Neil Gaiman Best Droid Of All Time? That's a bit odd...

I'm not that surprised. Many people rate their favourite creators highly, and don't rate other creators at all ... until those other creators suddenly appear in the top 20 droids above their personal favourites.

Neil Gaiman has only recently reached 10 votes (the minimum required to appear on the top 20). I doubt he will stay on the top row for long.

Wake
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Art 01 September, 2004, 09:30:01 PM
Heh. I experimentally removed my vote and it dropped out of sight, but put it back in so people will be encouraged to vote.
: Re: Vote stuffing
: WoD 01 September, 2004, 09:37:07 PM
name and shame....
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Matt Timson 01 September, 2004, 09:43:08 PM
Yeah!  Come on boys- there's a lynchin' t' be had!
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Oddboy 01 September, 2004, 09:47:40 PM
I was just checking some of my votes - and realised I'd not voted for Strontium Dog. So I did. Suddenly, he's jumped up ahead of Dredd as Top Character!!
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Wake 01 September, 2004, 09:47:51 PM
I'd rather not divulge who it is, but I will say that the culprit has an icon but not a profile page.

Wake
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Max Kon 01 September, 2004, 10:01:22 PM
that narrows it down a lot
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Dan Kelly 01 September, 2004, 10:02:23 PM
I have an icon but no profile, but it ain't me ;)

Can hardly get me ass in gear to vote for the stuff I do like, let alone stuff the ballot boxes...

Dan
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Max Kon 01 September, 2004, 10:06:08 PM
it was him
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Dan Kelly 01 September, 2004, 10:28:57 PM
pfft :P

Dan
:)
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Max Kon 01 September, 2004, 10:34:39 PM
should have put ;-)
: Re: Vote stuffing
: DavidXBrunt 01 September, 2004, 10:36:50 PM
Well, if it's not you then explain the icon! Come on, smart arse.
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Dan Kelly 01 September, 2004, 10:51:52 PM
It's a crop of deadlock made for me by max.

Is that enough of an explanation?

Dan
(work is very boring today :) )
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Art 01 September, 2004, 10:54:15 PM
He's a witch! burn him!
: Re: Vote stuffing
: DavidXBrunt 01 September, 2004, 10:54:18 PM
Yeah...deadlock. I rest my case. DEADlock. DeadLOCK. It's an obvious pun.
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Devons Daddy 02 September, 2004, 08:58:30 AM
strange action.
its a purley fan based part of the site isnt it.

still wake has sorted it out and put it too rights.which is not something he should have to waste his limited time on.

so much work is involved by a key few people behind the scenes to keep this site great. to have to trouble themselves with such behavoir is sad.

whom ever it was. and you know who you are.
play nice. what you did is not the way here.

: Re: Vote stuffing
: Dudley 02 September, 2004, 02:29:52 PM
The Hive Mind Disapproves Of Such Behaviour.

Except When It Comes To 2000AD's Nominations For The National Comics Awards.
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Noah Angel 02 September, 2004, 05:52:40 PM
So this thread has nothing to do with the 2K Christmas party then?
: Re: Vote stuffing
: House of Usher 02 September, 2004, 06:16:37 PM
It would appear that I am the tenth boarder to have voted on the thrill-rating of Droidlife and Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales. The mere fact that I voted for either has put them both in the top 20.

Yikes!!
: Re: Vote stuffing
: Dudley 03 September, 2004, 02:30:12 PM
Mega City News At Number 3?

But It Was A Rubbish "Fake News" Text Feature!  Shurely Shome Mishtake?