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Re^4: PM Leveling Guide.

by LanX (Archbishop)
on Mar 06, 2015 at 01:00 UTC ( #1118963=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: PM Leveling Guide.
in thread PM Leveling Guide.

yes downvotes should be excluded. I don't see this "scratching" problem, but who knows.

> and he gets modded down multiple times by the same user via proxy accounts.

"Modded down" means voted down?

How do you want to know about these sockpuppets?

I know a bunch of real people here who are rather critical about the monk you mentioned, me included. I doubt sockpuppets are needed.

Creating efficient sockpuppets which are not discovered by a database lookup is IMHO quite difficult.

UPDATE

I'd try to restrict the multiple upvotes to 10% of ones quota. Like this you'll need at least 20 votes (Chaplain) before being able to.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

PS: Je suis Charlie!

) and IIRC did the admins assure more than once that there is no trace in the DB for such a sockpuppet downvote farm.

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Re^5: PM Leveling Guide.
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 06, 2015 at 03:08 UTC

    "Modded down" means voted down?

    Yes. Oh my. Years later, i am still using Slashdot lingo. :)

    How do you want to know about these sockpuppets?

    I do not "know," but it is a strong feeling. It is based on proximity of their attitude towards a person or post and the time between the downvotes. There are other hints when some people post anonymously, but their wording style gives them away. On a related note, someone, from time to time, follows my posts and downvotes everything i post up to 3 times. He does it in bursts. The best part is, i love it that someone cares. :)

    Creating efficient sockpuppets which are not discovered by a database lookup is IMHO quite difficult.

    Wouldn't that depend on how many servers you have.

    I'd try to restrict the multiple upvotes to 10% of ones quota. Like this you'll need at least 20 votes (Chaplain) before being able to.

    I don't see this "scratching" problem, but who knows.

    You can do a simple test, as you are well known and liked. Create a new account. Post something silly only mildly relevant in SoPW (or how it can be done in another language or environment.) Wait a few days. Post nearly the same comment under your own account. (Or reverse the order.) Chances are, under your own name you will be voted up and cause a chain of other responses of a similar grain.

      > On a related note, someone, from time to time, follows my posts and downvotes everything i post up to 3 times.

      if you have a set of suspicious nodes which were downed multiple times, please report them to the gods.

      They can verify if there is any repeated cluster of accounts involved.

      Some monks here have sympathizers, if they point there finger on you, others will follow (that's life).

      Doesn't mean they are unreal.

      You won't help your cause portraying a notoriously annoying monk as a victim.

      Better keep these two things separated.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

      PS: Je suis Charlie!

      PS: I'm not liked. I.e. not more than disliked! ( I'm annoying on purpose :)

        You won't help your cause portraying a notoriously annoying monk as a victim.

        I only mentioned this in regards to your double up vote idea. The down side is abuse, so i thought suspected abuse to be on topic.

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