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#351 by shukumeiteki1
2021-11-22 at 01:48
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troll vote or just trying to be funny i guess.
#352 by stickyfingersx
2021-11-22 at 06:06
< report >#351 Homestuck is over 800,000 words long - link
So, wouldn't be surprised if it were to take longer. For comparison, Muramasa is around ~600k words iirc.
#353 by historyeraser
2021-11-22 at 09:08
< report >I forget, is voting on your own visual novels allowed?

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#354 by Ezezin
2021-11-22 at 09:20
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Yes. Whatever you think about people who do that, we do allow to vote on the VNs you have created.
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#355 by shinytentacool
2021-12-02 at 19:33
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nicest guy you'll ever meetLast modified on 2021-12-02 at 19:34
#356 by Aresia
2021-12-03 at 02:43
< report >#355 The ratio of loli VNs is rather suspect in that list.

Oh, but the imouto ones are justified, indeed. *understanding nods*
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2021-12-05 at 03:55
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At least partially length voting without completing all routes

Then there's link who voted length based on reading the complete VN several times (the 2x and 4x notes)
#358 by Draconyan
2021-12-05 at 08:19
< report >In the case of Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi. only, I don't think votes referring to only one of the main endings should be ignored.

Minor spoilers:
Only the very last few bits are actually different, and the game actively encourages you not to read both endings.
#359 by leilorelei
2021-12-10 at 05:39
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Three profiles created within the span of 3 days. Scores and entries are almost identical. All three voted on the same obscure âge VN and rated it the same.
I may be wrong but I find it strange
#360 by lemonov
2021-12-11 at 11:01
< report >#359 I'd hardly call TDA and Schwarzesmarken obscure. And the former got a dual language Steam release a year ago and the latter a semi-successful anime adaptation. Besides, both are highly rated spin-offs by Muv-Luv fans. It seems to me all 3 accounts are just new users who read enough VNs to want to start a list.
#361 by Yorhel
2021-12-11 at 11:13
< report >Nope, those were definitely duplicate accounts.
#362 by sorendipitous
2021-12-11 at 18:12
< report >This thread is so toxic. I've legitimately played / experienced every entry I've voted on, and yet just because certain entries are unreleased or deleted on VNDB, I'm somehow "suspicious"?Last modified on 2021-12-11 at 18:20
#363 by Yorhel
2021-12-11 at 18:30
< report >FWIW, you're not on the vote ignore list. Deleted games don't make one get on the list either, and voting on unreleased VNs hasn't been possible for a while now.

You mean to say that trying to combat vote rigging is toxic? o.0
#364 by sorendipitous
2021-12-11 at 19:12
< report >That's not what I'm saying, but people's behaviour in the thread borders too far on presumptuous.
#365 by stealthswor
2021-12-22 at 05:19
< report >Aquadine

A lot of the reviews here have only one or two votes on them
#366 by marvn
2021-12-25 at 22:23
< report >I was curious and went to check the longest release votes on vndb. It seems the first entry in the list was marked as a troll vote since if you click on the votes page as it's greyed out but it isn't marked as `ignore` on the sql query, was that some sort of error? Also the amairo chocolata 2 vote here should be marked as a troll.

table of longest votesLast modified on 2021-12-25 at 22:24
#367 by Yorhel
2021-12-26 at 19:43
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if you click on the votes page as it's greyed out but it isn't marked as `ignore` on the sql query

The `ignore` column is only used to mark single votes; whole accounts can be ignored too, which you can filter out in SQL:
uid NOT IN(SELECT id FROM users WHERE NOT perm_lengthvote)
#368 by marvn
2021-12-26 at 22:34
< report >ah, i see, thanks.
#369 by norpkial
2021-12-28 at 02:05
< report >Not sure if play time length vote counts but this person claims to be taking howlongtobeat.com average time to add on the visual novels he plays because they 'are not visual novels':
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#370 by gambs
2021-12-29 at 09:26
< report >A bunch of similarly named accounts made at the same time all voting 10/10 on all Type-Moon games

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#371 by gvbn
2021-12-31 at 05:41
< report >Shuuchi Reijou Gakuen

The download edition was originally planned for Christmas Eve (as can be seen in this tweet link) but it got delayed until 2022.
No one bothered to update the release date here on vndb though, and now it has 2 votes despite being unreleased.

Edit: same for Kannou ShousetsukaLast modified on 2021-12-31 at 06:03
#372 by Ernovace
2021-12-31 at 05:46
< report >The first person seems to vote on every game with a trial out so I used to think they rated the trials. Maybe this game has a trial out somewhere?

If not, then I suspect they are not seriously playing the trials of the other games as well.
#373 by gvbn
2021-12-31 at 06:16
< report >I've checked the official website, DLsite, retailers, and searched Google & Twitter and I can't find any mention of there being a trial.
#374 by byu
2021-12-31 at 15:37
< report >well sorry actually i played too many vn at once and forgot to check my vote for new release that got delayed, and yeah i vote first in every vn that i want to read.
#375 by Mrkew
2021-12-31 at 15:45
< report >admitted to using votes as a wishlist, smite him