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Vote stuffing
« on: 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.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #1 on: 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.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #2 on: 01 September, 2004, 09:15:11 pm »
Neil Gaiman Best Droid Of All Time? That's a bit odd...

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #3 on: 01 September, 2004, 09:20:12 pm »
Aiiee! The 2K voting is being rigged by mad Goths!

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #4 on: 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.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #5 on: 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.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #6 on: 01 September, 2004, 09:37:07 pm »
name and shame....

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #7 on: 01 September, 2004, 09:43:08 pm »
Yeah!  Come on boys- there's a lynchin' t' be had!
Pffft...

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #8 on: 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!!
Better set your phaser to stun.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #9 on: 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.

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #10 on: 01 September, 2004, 10:01:22 pm »
that narrows it down a lot

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #11 on: 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...

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #12 on: 01 September, 2004, 10:06:08 pm »
it was him

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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #13 on: 01 September, 2004, 10:28:57 pm »
pfft :P

Dan
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Re: Vote stuffing
« Reply #14 on: 01 September, 2004, 10:34:39 pm »
should have put ;-)