Rating abuse



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Original post

Posted by Groby94, 11.10.2014 - 19:08
I just noticed this happening today. I checked all of the top albums this year and most of their ratings suddenly went down, and that's because of several 1 ratings appeared out of nowhere during the night.

Something should be done about this, not because of stupid reasons as "my favorite band isn't 1st place omg". The rating system should reflect the real overall opinion of the users on the album (duh), and it should help other users decide whether they would want to give the album a shot or not (among other factors, of course).
02.12.2017 - 00:38
D.T. Metal
Admin
Written by cobrapel on 13.11.2017 at 13:40

Should be avoided to rate to new users for at least 2-3 weeks. Could be reduced thousands of multi-account.

Good point... I am looking into this if we can implement this
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02.12.2017 - 02:02
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
^Aww yes. At last!
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02.12.2017 - 02:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I am surprised people care that much about so-called rating abuse. Who cares if someone downvotes or upvotes albums? Oh wait way too many peopl do. To those that care that much I want to say... breathe in, breathe out, move on, get a life, etc. Btw I also want to say that to the so-called abusers.
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02.12.2017 - 14:08
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.12.2017 at 02:51

I am surprised people care that much about so-called rating abuse. Who cares if someone downvotes or upvotes albums? Oh wait way too many peopl do. To those that care that much I want to say... breathe in, breathe out, move on, get a life, etc. Btw I also want to say that to the so-called abusers.

As the staff of a metal webzine known for pursueing veracity of content doesn't it annoy you a bit that due to inflation the scores of the album are actually innacurate?
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02.12.2017 - 16:33
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.12.2017 at 02:51

I am surprised people care that much about so-called rating abuse. Who cares if someone downvotes or upvotes albums? Oh wait way too many peopl do. To those that care that much I want to say... breathe in, breathe out, move on, get a life, etc. Btw I also want to say that to the so-called abusers.

I agree completely. It's not that big of a deal, and at the end of the day, it is kind of unstoppable.
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04.12.2017 - 23:41
ShadowGlanzmann
Hey, I think there is an extreme abuser in the last Moonspell album. There are eleven 1's all registered in some PL e-mail, and another one in themix, whose only 1 vote is the 1755 album. The PL guy has 1 10 vote in some Moonspell album, and then an 1 in 1755.

Album votes: http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=177329

http://metalstorm.net/users/keiots/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/cenrin/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/wolfheart6/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/irreligoius/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/dupa2/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/dupa/profile
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=159963&r_order=year
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=159963&r_order=year
http://metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=177334
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05.12.2017 - 20:55
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by D.T. Metal on 02.12.2017 at 00:38

Written by cobrapel on 13.11.2017 at 13:40

Should be avoided to rate to new users for at least 2-3 weeks. Could be reduced thousands of multi-account.

Good point... I am looking into this if we can implement this

Yes, it is indeed a very good idea. It won't eradicate the stupidity completely, but it will definitely reduce it.
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06.12.2017 - 12:31
Nicko's Nose
Written by Nicko's Nose on 11.11.2017 at 02:00

Looks like we have a serial downrater: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=176587

Total votes: 374
1/10 votes: 289

Bump.
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Today - 01:20
D.T. Metal
Admin
Written by Nicko's Nose on 06.12.2017 at 12:31

Written by Nicko's Nose on 11.11.2017 at 02:00

Looks like we have a serial downrater: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/album_votes.php?user_id=176587

Total votes: 374
1/10 votes: 289

Bump.

Fixed And he/she did that ALL in one day and never came back Good catch
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