Vote Rigging

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#1 by finjas
2014-11-25 at 14:28
I just thought I'd inform users about vote rigging going on for this title.
It recently was horribly translated to English and released on Steam and now the writer of this... thing is openly asking people to vote 10/10 for this title in here to promote. Russian community of this VN is VERY unpleasnt and fanatical and they would do what author asked them without a second thought. Well, they are already doing it.
I understand that this is kinda pointless to say this, since it's a common practice for fan-made VNs and I doubt that admins would do anything about that, but I just thought that some users might not know that. The rating of this VN is highly inadequate already and it is going to be even more so in a couple of days. So, keep that in mind if you want to read this.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 17:47
#2 by eolath
2014-11-25 at 14:38
Yeah, this definitely looks fishy. Tons of 10 votes out of the blue.

I suppose making people unable to vote on this for a couple of days is not going to be an option?
#3 by verdun
2014-11-25 at 14:38
Holy crap, that is a crazy amount of tens.
#4 by herrschumacherr
2014-11-25 at 14:42
I double the OP, this should be fixed ASAP. The VN itself is not worth your time, especially if you're not related to Russian imageboards in any sense. And I also should mentiont that it's a ORLVN and the level of RU-EN translation is atrocious. I hope we can save enough sane English-speaking minds out there with this thread.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 14:42
#5 by fedya1337
2014-11-25 at 14:43
Just developer put link to this site on Steam Hub and asks to rate this game as you think.

Hence the influx of votes.
Don't forget that the game is one of the best Russian novels and is very popular among them.

Western comrades possibly cann't understand the atmosphere of the game. I, for example, Ukrainian. Born in the USSR, and I was very pleased to 'go back to the USSR'.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 14:50
#6 by dominik
2014-11-25 at 14:49
The admin asks rate it the game at its true worth. Game is pleasant to many Russian players including to me, means we can't simply put for the pleasant game 10/10?Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 15:02
#7 by eolath
2014-11-25 at 14:51
"As you think"? I'm only seeing 10 votes on the first page. Hell, this almost looks like a raid.
#8 by herrschumacherr
2014-11-25 at 14:58
@eolath, don't bother. Due to their level of English, those guys probably won't even understand what you've said. At the very least, they surely won't be able to express their thoughts in proper language.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 14:58
#9 by verdun
2014-11-25 at 14:59
I was just looking at the character sheet and under the hot nurse it says "not sexually involved." That alone disqualifies it from being a 10.

Joke aside, this really does look like shameless fanboyism but I'd like Finjas to substantiate his argument more.
#10 by finjas
2014-11-25 at 14:59
This is a raid. The link to this page was posted on the game community hub in the most popular website in Russia,, where the author of the post and this novel clearly asked people to vote 10 "to do justice" to the game. The community hub has more than eight thousand members there. Of course, it is doubtful that all of them will respond, but you get the idea.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 15:00
#11 by herrschumacherr
2014-11-25 at 15:01
@verdun, well, do you take a Russian social network site link as proof, lol?Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 15:01
#12 by verdun
2014-11-25 at 15:05
If it was accurately translated into English it would be interesting to look at.
#13 by herrschumacherr
2014-11-25 at 15:15
A post in the official group states:
"Pioneers! I address you in the light of recent tragic events, to be precise, a clear underestimation of our precious game on the most popular English-speaking VN-related site. By giving "Leto" a respectable vote (10/10) you help promoting it in the West!"Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 15:45
#14 by finjas
2014-11-25 at 15:18
You mean the post?

Pioneers! I address you due to another regrettable fact. In particular, due to clear underestimation of our game on the most popular english-language Visual Novel-related website. If you vote for 'Leto' there, deservedly estimating our novel (with 10, of course!), you will help us to promote the game in the west! The website requires a registration, but I hope you'll spare couple of minutes to help our project!

Oh, herrschumacher already did that.Last modified on 2014-11-25 at 15:24
#15 by verdun
2014-11-25 at 15:24
Point made. Self-Appointed Pseudo-Justice Verdun sides with the plaintiff.

/gavel smash
#16 by gabezhul
2014-11-25 at 15:33
I am trying to reach Yorhel on our official stance, but unless he expressly forbids it (or if he has a better method to do so) I think I will soon start getting rid of a lot of those votes. I really don't think we want to open the door to similar raids in the future by letting it slide.

Hell, I am of the opinion that we should even go a step further and just lock things up, add a disclaimer condemning the developer, reset the votes and just ban anyone who tries to vote on it afterwards. That should wrap things up nicely.
#17 by eolath
2014-11-25 at 15:36
Nicely put Gabezhul. I suppose it would be only just after the developer publicly called out for a raid on the voting system.
#18 by herrschumacherr
2014-11-25 at 15:47
Much appreciated, gabezhul.
#19 by pendelhaven
2014-11-25 at 15:58
Russians really... the cancer has even reached vndb. I mean, they're mostly considered a bane to the Dota 2 community. now this?

the art isn't even that good. that alone makes it not a 10. and yet looking at the votes... what has been seen cannot be unseen.
#20 by gabezhul
2014-11-25 at 16:02
Still waiting for Yorhel to respond. I wouldn't want to act before consulting with our dreaded supreme overlo- *cough* I mean, with our beloved administartor, yes.
#21 by fedya1337
2014-11-25 at 16:25
You don't want World War III, isn't it ?
#22 by micktu
2014-11-25 at 16:31
I want you to speak from your heart in English, my kacap comrade.
#23 by wakaranai
2014-11-25 at 16:32
федя, шёл бы ты на хуй со своим тонким юмором. один долбоёб с двумя граммами мозга запостил хуйню на стену, и ебливое стадо баранов выпучив глаза побежало жмакать кнопочки. добились того, что голосовалку выпилят, а на русских тут будут смотреть как на больных на голову ебланов. молодцы, чо.

pardon my french, but bydlo should be put into stoylo.
#24 by yorhel
2014-11-25 at 16:32
Er, I'm currently in bed waiting out a heavy cold, so I'm only half-conscious. I was thinking of batch-ignoring all people who created an account within the past two days with only a single vote on this game. I don't trust I can do that batching part in my current state, so, yeah, Gabezhul, I'll leave it up to you to do that manually at the moment. Sorry for that.

For administration, please do note down the user id's you're putting on the ignore list somewhere and send them to me later.
#25 by micktu
2014-11-25 at 16:36
>bydlo should be put into stoylo

10/10 would read again


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