Suspicious voting behavior reporting thread

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#326 by mutsuki
2021-10-05 at 21:03
< report >clannad 9.4 raters unite

well i'd have given it a 9.5 if vndb didn't round .5 upwards on the vote distribution chart. could i actually be doing some convoluted low-key rating manipulation!?Last modified on 2021-10-05 at 21:05
#327 by leilorelei
2021-10-06 at 17:28
< report >@322 You voted on the most mid Key game on the same day you created your account and gave it a 10, therefore your vote is suspicious <.<
jk lol~ even if the person created their account exclusively to downvote that specific game it's not against the rules unless it was a duplicate account. It sucks, but if you liked the vn that's all that matters (sorry for my bad English)
#328 by siotechua
2021-10-07 at 08:34
< report >@327 bruh, that user created that account on the same day of his vote and literally voted primal x hearts 2 a number of 1. Thats already sus and also I added more games after I rated SP a 10 since I didn't know there was a website that has visual novel information like anime and mangaLast modified on 2021-10-07 at 08:36
#329 by shinytentacool
2021-10-07 at 20:14
< report >@319
ye, he's since done it for every other vote which only makes it look more ridiculous:
linkLast modified on 2021-10-07 at 20:14
#330 by eacil
2021-10-07 at 20:33
< report >I agree this guy should be blacklisted because he doesn't use the scale as intended and we have a proof he does.
Double standard of course for WA2. I mean you can't risk to give WA2 a bad score because of your own stupidity.
It does fit rule number 2:
2. Openly admit to voting in a certain way just to screw the stats.
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#331 by beliar
2021-10-07 at 20:52
< report >Apparently no game but WA can be rated higher than 2 -.-'
I'm in agreement that this should be blacklisted, as he is purposefully skewing the votes.

Edit: Done.Last modified on 2021-10-07 at 20:52
#332 by eacil
2021-10-08 at 12:41
< report >27/52 10 for a short SAO porn fanfic with subpar production quality looks pretty shady to me. 23 accounts only voted once on this VN. On the other hand, I don't understand why someone would want to boost the score of such a game.
#333 by yorhel
2021-10-08 at 13:09
< report >Sex Anime Online looks super suspicious, but I'm suspecting social media buddies over that being a single person. :/
#334 by eacil
2021-10-08 at 15:03
< report >The votes are spread across a whole year. Notice that even the 7-8 are suspicious.
Also, one of those voters (u102571) defaced a release to express their "love" for the game so I wouldn't be surprised if they orchestrated all of that just for the purpose of trolling, even using buddies, unless they were part of the movement. In any case, this is pretty telling. I would honestly purge the entry of all the one-voters.
#335 by lexer
2021-10-08 at 17:11
< report >@331 He didn't openly admit to voting in a certain way JUST to screw the stats though did he ?
I thought the policy was
To be clear: I don't do anything against people who vote all 10's or all 1's - you can vote however you want and I have no intention to police that. I only act on the guidelines outlined in my first post and ignore any other accusation.
#336 by ezezin
2021-10-08 at 19:53
< report >I found an old thread talking about those votes (t11176).
#337 by beliar
2021-10-08 at 21:03
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He didn't openly admit to voting in a certain way JUST to screw the stats though did he ?
His notes in link are pretty telling. He's not hiding that the votes are bullshit, hence he's clearly breaking the second point quoted by Eacil.
#338 by lexer
2021-10-08 at 21:56
< report >He could be voting based on an "objective" formula of sorts on which his subjective appreciation of the game has little bearing, I believe plenty of people openly do that. Or he could simply think his favourite visual novel is so good there is an 8 points gap between it and his second favourite visual novel, is this not allowed ?

I mean I'm all for blacklisting any weird voting behaviours that screw the stats so whatever i guess, but just to make sure, that means we're not allowed to rate something we liked a 2 is that right ? How far does that go ? If he rated f/sn a 5 would he be in the clear ? what about 6 ? how do you determine how much he liked it ?Last modified on 2021-10-08 at 23:20
#339 by zakashi
2021-10-08 at 23:42
< report >Maybe he gives a 1~ to good VNs, and a 10 to VNs so good that his notes become speechless by how good they are.

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