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(ar0n) Re: Why is my reputation falling?

by ar0n (Priest)
on Jun 20, 2002 at 02:51 UTC ( #175888=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why is my reputation falling?

You're being targeted by a votebot (Marza: Yes, that's what a votebot is).

We know who's responsible for it, but we're holding off on taking any action right now while we come up with some sort of policy. Right now, that's all I can say.

Please stand by.


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Re: (ar0a) Re: Why is my reputation falling?
by Marza (Vicar) on Jun 20, 2002 at 02:53 UTC

    Please forgive my ignorance but a "votebot" What is that? A script that looks for his posts and votes them down?

Re(3): Why is my reputation falling?
by chip (Curate) on Jun 20, 2002 at 02:57 UTC
    OK, I'll stand by for now. But I have several questions....

    "I'll start with who, what, where, and when, followed by whither, whether, wherefore and whence, and follow that up with a big side-order of 'why'." -- Zaphod Beeblebrox

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

      The answer is 42 ;)

      I had some spare votes so I donated them to you.

      Edit:Doh it is 42, guess it is time to reread HitchHikers....
        Thank you for the donation. I suspect, though, that the Powers That Be (or vroom, if the PTB are on vacation) will restore my lost XP when the votebot is finally vanquished.

            -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

        Isn't it 42?

        Oh well, it won't matter much now. Being that the Earth will be destroyed to make way for a highway.

        John J Reiser
        newrisedesigns.com

Re: (ar0n) Re: Why is my reputation falling?
by vladb (Vicar) on Jun 20, 2002 at 05:30 UTC
    Ouch, in my half year at the monastery I didn't hear of anything like it. Someone is actually using a kind of a tool (votebot?) to cast -- votes on nodes of an unsuspecting monk? That's quite unethical.

    But wouldn't there be an easy way to fix this? Say, could the pm gods write a script to counter or deter the perpetrators of all evil? I'd imagine, one could block -- votes coming from one IP repeatadly? Although, it won't work for non-static IPs or requests coming via a proxy ? ;/.

    chip I sympathize for you, brother. I'll give you as many ++ votes as I can get tomorrow to at least somehow offset the lost you've experienced recently.

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      Ouch, in my half year at the monastery I didn't hear of anything like it. Someone is actually using a kind of a tool (votebot?) to cast -- votes on nodes of an unsuspecting monk? That's quite unethical.
      I was the target of a votebot cabal as well. I was going through a rough period in real life concurrently, and the agony of the votebot was nearly enough to drive me away from the monestary entirely.

      Thankfully, I've gotten through both evil influences now. {grin}

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

        Really it is pathetic and pitiful to define yourself by the amount people you can inflict you're own instability and percieved deficiencies on: using a votebot earns you nothing, except perhaps the disgust of other monks and ultimately retribution from site admins.

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