Rating abuse



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Original post

Posted by Groby94, 11.10.2014 - 19:08
I just noticed this happening today. I checked all of the top albums this year and most of their ratings suddenly went down, and that's because of several 1 ratings appeared out of nowhere during the night.

Something should be done about this, not because of stupid reasons as "my favorite band isn't 1st place omg". The rating system should reflect the real overall opinion of the users on the album (duh), and it should help other users decide whether they would want to give the album a shot or not (among other factors, of course).
30.10.2019 - 20:10
D.T. Metal
Admin
Written by metaladdicted on 13.09.2019 at 07:14

Http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=173516
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=173518

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30.10.2019 - 20:13
D.T. Metal
Admin
All, or rather most of the abusers have been taken care of, by either myself, Troy or Bitter
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02.01.2020 - 17:38
metaladdicted
Http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=195028
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02.01.2020 - 19:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by metaladdicted on 02.01.2020 at 17:38

Http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=195028

Nuked.
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14.01.2020 - 19:11
RaduP
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15.01.2020 - 06:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 14.01.2020 at 19:11

This duderino

Nuked votes and banned accounts (had two accounts both used for doling out 10s and 1s).
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21.01.2020 - 12:47
K|ng
New kid on the block.. He is trying to "fix" top5 of 2019.
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=228083&r_order=year
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21.01.2020 - 15:52
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by K|ng on 21.01.2020 at 12:47

New kid on the block.. He is trying to "fix" top5 of 2019.
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=228083&r_order=year

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10.02.2020 - 00:00
nikarg
Mod
Written by Nihil Aeternum on 25.09.2018 at 17:55

Typical account to vote albums additionally up and down, just used for voting (163 times 10, 44 times 1, 4 times in between to make it less obvious): http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=131981

Taken care of.


Written by Starvynth on 03.08.2019 at 23:25

Someone please check the IP's of these member profiles, it smells like a cluster of multiple accounts with partly identical ratings:
I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

Taken care of.


Written by Redel on 04.08.2019 at 00:33

Same user, multiple accounts (just compare the vote distributions across the albums):
(user addresses)

Taken care of.


Written by Nihil Aeternum on 09.09.2019 at 23:34

Http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=212576
has multiple accounts.

Taken care of.


Written by Risto on 12.02.2019 at 00:51

Http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=195506

Nothing wrong here.
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10.02.2020 - 13:27
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Some people really do take those ratings seriously heh?
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19.02.2020 - 13:13
K|ng
All top 20 of 2019 takes 1 except 2-3 albums.
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=189480&r_order=year
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20.02.2020 - 03:18
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by K|ng on 19.02.2020 at 13:13

All top 20 of 2019 takes 1 except 2-3 albums.
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=189480&r_order=year

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24.02.2020 - 22:22
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by Karlabos on 10.02.2020 at 13:27

Some people really do take those ratings seriously heh?


Seriously enough that we should use them as finalists in the MSA's. Shocking, isn't it.
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26.04.2020 - 12:00
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
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26.04.2020 - 12:34
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by RaduP on 26.04.2020 at 12:00

Does this count?

Yes, I think so.
It's not too obvious because Birgit had already nuked each of his votes in January 2019. But it's the same old story again now, he's a notorious up-/downvoter I'd say.

10/10 for Belzebubs and 1/10 for Insomnium? That doesn't even make any sense whatsoever.
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04.05.2020 - 00:39
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 26.04.2020 at 12:00

Does this count?

Nuked and issued an official warning. Next time will remove his voting permissions since this isn't the first time it's been addressed.
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09.05.2020 - 22:36
JoHn DoE
Don't know if this was reported, but this guy
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=189312
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10.05.2020 - 06:07
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JoHn DoE on 09.05.2020 at 22:36

Don't know if this was reported, but this guy
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=189312

Votes nuked again. Voting perms revoked. Had already warned him for vote abuse - he responded by casting over 500 1s. Good riddance.
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24.05.2020 - 07:11
metaladdicted
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=258345
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24.05.2020 - 10:57
nikarg
Mod
Written by metaladdicted on 24.05.2020 at 07:11

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=258345

Votes nuked.
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24.05.2020 - 12:38
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
How does the vote abuse even work?
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24.05.2020 - 12:44
nikarg
Mod
Written by Angel N. on 24.05.2020 at 12:38

How does the vote abuse even work?

Rating everything with 1's and 10's, like there's nothing in between is the most obvious form of vote abuse. There are other more subtle forms and we tend to assess each case individually.
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24.05.2020 - 12:46
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by nikarg on 24.05.2020 at 12:44

Rating everything with 1's and 10's, like there's nothing in between is the most obvious form of vote abuse. There are other more subtle forms and we tend to assess each case individually.

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07.06.2020 - 22:33
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Does this count?
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07.06.2020 - 22:59
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by RaduP on 07.06.2020 at 22:33

Does this count?


For me, yes.
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08.06.2020 - 03:18
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 07.06.2020 at 22:33

Does this count?

Deleted and warned. I would consider it a direct manipulation of the 2020 top album charts.
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