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GotW vote fraud

Chainer
Jan 24, 2021 - permalink

Over the past week someone decided to register a bunch of burner accounts and submit fake Girl of the Week votes.

I've deleted the fake votes. As a comparison, this is what the vote totals were before the deletion:

And this is after the fake votes are gone:

This doesn't change the winner, Leana, but it does make it so that she wins by miles as opposed to it being a tight race. The fake votes were mostly for Kim and a bunch of other women who aren't Leana.

Jan 24, 2021 - permalink

Thanks for finding and weeding out the fake voters, Chainer.

I wonder what the purpose was...seems like a lot of effort for something so miniscule.

Jan 24, 2021 - permalink

From the forum, I've learned that some of the users here are more thoughtful than I suspected. I've also learned that some are weirder than I ever imagined.

Jan 25, 2021 - permalink

STOP THE STEAL

Jan 30, 2021 - permalink
Jan 30, 2021 - permalink

The Russians must have hacked it. ;)

Chainer
Jan 30, 2021 - permalink

I did some cleanup just now but it didn't result in too much of a drastic change, unlike last week. (Deliberately being vague about what I did to make it harder to get around it.)

Jan 31, 2021 - permalink

STOP THE STEAL

No just no

Chainer
Feb 26, 2021 - permalink

Happened again this week. Before/after:

Especially heavily affected were: Gwan Si Mul, Cassiane Buzan, and Jang Mi Yeong.

Feb 26, 2021 - permalink

It's so wild, and sad, that people are screwing with the votes.

Chainer
Feb 26, 2021 - permalink
Feb 26, 2021 - permalink

It's crazy to me, that someone(s) would actually spend time doing this. Why? Is there nothing better that they can do with their time?

Feb 27, 2021 - permalink

Apparently not. They're so deep into the obsession that they feel they HAVE TO do it.

Feb 27, 2021 - edited Feb 27, 2021 - permalink

Apparently not. They're so deep into the obsession that they feel they HAVE TO do it.

It’s so weird to me. I can’t figure it out. You can’t blame it on competitive nature either because they’re not competing, just voting. I just find it so strange that someone is this compelled to have their favorite win.

Unless they’re betting? But then that’d be super fucked up lol

The beautiful Korean ladies keep getting snubbed!

Feb 27, 2021 - permalink

I was wondering, would there be a way to organise a "manual" vote confirmation system? I know that, for example, on Reddit, it's common to have votes where you go to a strawpoll or something like that and enter your user name. Then, the organiser of the vote manully confirms each that's accompanied with an active username from the community, and that's how they get accurate results. But then, it only works with small-ish communities...

Feb 27, 2021 - permalink

Some people have way too much time on their hands. Can't imagine how much time and effort it took to do that cheating.

Feb 28, 2021 - permalink

I dont vote as i view....but all are winners

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