Suspicious voting behavior reporting thread

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#251 by prieto-kun
2021-07-16 at 01:50
< report >My bad, I just saw #1.
#252 by gambsgambs
2021-07-31 at 10:56
< report >u189910 voted on Soukou Akki Muramasa despite it being on their wishlist, and wrote as a note "I wish for this every single day" -- i.e. they voted on it despite having read none of it
#253 by historyeraser
2021-08-03 at 17:44
< report >u127932 gave DDLC a 7 hours to finish score, which is blatantly wrong.
#254 by jazz957
2021-08-03 at 18:26
< report >I mean it's a vote of how long it took them, so it can't be wrong.
#255 by historyeraser
2021-08-03 at 18:27
< report >Ok, so if I went on the page for any generic shitpost OELVN that takes 5 minutes to finish, and I said it takes 20 hours to finish, then it's not vandalism/a troll vote?
#256 by cubky
2021-08-03 at 18:30
< report >And so it begins...
#257 by jazz957
2021-08-03 at 18:33
< report >That would definitely be a troll vote, but DDLC clearly isn't that case.
#258 by npzmzfg
2021-08-03 at 18:59
< report >If you check HowLongToBeat.com then you'll see that 7 hours isn't unusual for people playing DDLC+, since it adds additional content to the game. And that is the version that u127932 played. Not to mention that the median completionist time for the original DDLC is 7.5 hours, so it'd be within reason even if they hadn't played DDLC+. There is simply no reason to label their vote a "troll vote".
#259 by historyeraser
2021-08-03 at 19:19
< report >Oh, I based my off vote off the original version and the time required to get all endings in that release. Gomen.
#260 by takayanagi
2021-08-03 at 19:32
< report >About reason #1, there's a chance people will do it without any malice, thinking vndb allows these pre-release votes as a way to "gauge interest".

It's not unreasonable to assume there's something in place for this, like anidb has separate temp and permanent voting.
#261 by leilorelei
2021-08-04 at 23:47
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Very similar scores and entries, both accounts created in the span of 2 days, both gave 9-nine a similar low vote despite not reading the prequels.Last modified on 2021-08-05 at 03:03
#262 by cubky
2021-08-05 at 11:20
< report >What about length votes that explicitly say only a part of the game's normal/true endings were achieved? The length guidelines say "Only vote if you've completed all normal/true endings.", should these votes be reported for removal?
#263 by leilorelei
2021-08-07 at 01:23
< report >Could these two be the same person?
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I'm interested in Oretsuba, so I was looking at the scores and it surprised me to see two identical low votes in a short timespan in a sea of good scores. Looking at their profiles they seem to have very similar low scores on the same popular VN's (Fata morgana, Dies irae, Sca-ji works, Muv luv alternative, 9-nine, hakuchuumu, Baldr sky etc.) Both accounts where recently created.
The may as well be two people with very similar taste who happened to register on the same week, so I'm very sorry for bothering if that's the case (⌒_⌒;)Last modified on 2021-08-07 at 02:43
#264 by ashner
2021-08-13 at 20:10
< report >Umineko fan gives both games an 10 and white album 2 and Utawarerumono an 1.

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#265 by wildbreed
2021-08-14 at 11:15
< report >#264
Are you sure that's Suspicious? there are many cases where people Just play favorites/hate when it comes to voting.. Just because something doesn't tickle their fancy
Like Yuzusoft VNs automatically getting a 10 Just because its Yuzusoft

Conversely any release on Johren by Shiravune automatically getting a 1 just because its released by Shiravune and Johren exclusive... yes there do be people like that..Like this person
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Anyways if thats suspicious or not its upto the Mods to decide .. Just saying that it happens alot and you cant control everyone.. people are bound to be biased one way or the other
#266 by mutsuki
2021-08-16 at 21:15
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might be a meme account i'm not sure
#267 by naiohoras
2021-08-17 at 13:38
< report >u196109
#268 by jazz957
2021-08-17 at 15:11
< report >Those are some very odd votes indeed.
#269 by eacil
2021-08-17 at 19:53
< report >We really need the rating/average feature of anidb.
#270 by jacopo
2021-08-21 at 21:12
< report >u188026 has played over 1800 VNs apparently, and rated all of them in the span of a month?
18 of them are TBA and only have a demo out so far.
#271 by ezezin
2021-08-24 at 07:54
< report >u146321 Some votes in play time are (according to this user) measured with the main story only.
#272 by redamour
2021-08-24 at 22:57
< report >I've noticed a lot of new accounts with a similar vote pattern :
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I suspect they're the same person, trying, I believe, to make White Album 2 climb in the top-rated VN list, by voting 10 for WA2 and 1 for its direct competitors, especially both Uminekos and a bunch of few others like Fata Moru.
Also has a habit of only voting either 1 or 10 for the top-rated VNs, and only that.
#273 by historyeraser
2021-08-26 at 12:23
< report >Month old account that only exists to downvote the Tsukihime remake: u199572 when it barely came outLast modified on 2021-08-27 at 04:53
#274 by maxito
2021-08-26 at 20:37
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An account with nothing but moege votes suddenly gives Muramasa a 1, probably a shitposter wanting to lower the overall score.
#275 by vallewida
2021-08-26 at 20:48
< report >#274
Doesn't seem suspicious to me, they didn't only play moege and gave all the rest of the games a normal score. Maybe they just don't like Muramasa.