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02/27/2015 12:04:38 PM · #1
In our ongoing efforts to keep DPC a fun and fair place for friendly competition, SC has been looking more closely at possible incidences of irregular voting. This is defined in the TOS as:

You may not… offer or cast biased votes for any other user” and “You may not… vote in a manner that suggests an intent to disrupt the voting system”.

We investigate every reported allegation but fortunately, only a fraction turn out to be "targeted". A violation of this (or any other) TOS will result in a suspension from the site, or even a permanent ban, should circumstances warrant it. As a result of our investigations, we have identified several instances of such "targeted" and "strategic" voting, and have suspended the members engaging in it. They will not be named. Don't ask.

To be clear, we study an individual's entire voting pattern, not a specific vote on a particular image. Likewise, we recognize that people may vote on the low end of the scale in general. This does not constitute "targeted" or "strategic" voting.

We take this activity very seriously, as it has a corrosive and deleterious impact on our community. So don't do it.

Carry on.
02/27/2015 12:09:10 PM · #2
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02/27/2015 12:31:52 PM · #3
oh heck
02/27/2015 12:33:22 PM · #4
This seems random.

or not.
02/27/2015 12:37:46 PM · #5
I'm still here, Tiny has gone all bovine on us though.
02/27/2015 12:47:24 PM · #6
It can't be 21.gif Tiny, he always gives me a 10 vote on my entries.......
02/27/2015 12:49:55 PM · #7
Originally posted by MikeO:

It can't be 21.gif Tiny, he always gives me a 10 vote on my entries.......


I know but he's not cheap, how much does he charge you ?
02/27/2015 12:52:35 PM · #8
Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by MikeO:

It can't be 21.gif Tiny, he always gives me a 10 vote on my entries.......


I know but he's not cheap, how much does he charge you ?


I have a variable direct debit set up for him. He charges different prices for Free Studies and Best of challenges.

He's not cheap but he's good !


02/27/2015 01:04:48 PM · #9
my votes are for sale.
02/27/2015 01:07:57 PM · #10
Will there be any recalculation of results as a result of finding these irregular voting practices?
02/27/2015 01:18:58 PM · #11
Originally posted by Warby:

Will there be any recalculation of results as a result of finding these irregular voting practices?


And Pandora's box has been opened.

I wouldn't count on it, due to the sheer volume of work involved, but you have a point, especially if any of the images were ribbon winners or contenders...

I also doubt it because I have it on good word that the victims don't even know who they are, and won't find out, if a recalculation happened, that would potentially reveal too much information - so for the most part you should probably just count on this being left alone, and know that the guilty have been punished.
02/27/2015 01:21:32 PM · #12
Originally posted by Warby:

Will there be any recalculation of results as a result of finding these irregular voting practices?


haven't been in the past.
02/27/2015 01:26:54 PM · #13
I don't want to know, if I where one of the victims it could seriously blemish the pleasure of sipping my evening gin and tonic.

Message edited by author 2015-02-27 13:27:26.
02/27/2015 01:41:00 PM · #14
Thank you for all your hard work behind the scenes SC!
02/27/2015 01:49:53 PM · #15
Originally posted by LN13:

This seems random.

or not.

In a sense, all "police work" is random. We see signs of something suspicious, we investigate, we take action if necessary. But we're always looking, anyway :-)
02/27/2015 01:50:49 PM · #16
Originally posted by Mike:

my votes are for sale.

To you and everyone else -- this is not the thread for joking about this.

If you're not joking, then look for one of those suspension notices in your inbox ...
02/27/2015 01:59:05 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Mike:

my votes are for sale.

To you and everyone else -- this is not the thread for joking about this.

If you're not joking, then look for one of those suspension notices in your inbox ...


Oh, have a sense of humor Paul...

(Suspend them for a day.. LOL!)
02/27/2015 02:08:40 PM · #18
ah. so that's where my recent crop of 1's came from. I'm flattered.
02/27/2015 02:10:13 PM · #19
I don't know the official answer to the "recalculation" question, but it is most likely "no". Since these types of votes are few and far between, it is highly improbably that they would affect the score sufficiently to alter image placement. Plus the suspension does not affect membership, just participation. In any event, even photos from people who have been banned remain in place.
02/27/2015 02:10:47 PM · #20
this thread is very slim on details, i'm not satisfied with the lack of transparency.
02/27/2015 02:12:40 PM · #21
I have a sense of humor -- I just don't find this thread the proper venue for such expressions ... besides I don't think those statements are particularly funny, but seem to trivialize what is for the site (and certainly certain individuals) a serious matter.

I have plenty of contributions in the thread set aside Just For Some Laughs -- even a couple I made up myself. If you want funny, go there ...
02/27/2015 02:14:20 PM · #22
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I just don't find this thread the proper venue for such expressions ....


every thread is the proper venue. :P
02/27/2015 02:26:11 PM · #23
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I have a sense of humor -- I just don't find this thread the proper venue for such expressions ... besides I don't think those statements are particularly funny, but seem to trivialize what is for the site (and certainly certain individuals) a serious matter.

I have plenty of contributions in the thread set aside Just For Some Laughs -- even a couple I made up myself. If you want funny, go there ...


I was joking man. The sense of humor bit was me suggesting that you ban the jokers, you know, because it'd be funny.

02/27/2015 02:28:22 PM · #24
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

I have a sense of humor -- I just don't find this thread the proper venue for such expressions ... besides I don't think those statements are particularly funny, but seem to trivialize what is for the site (and certainly certain individuals) a serious matter.

I have plenty of contributions in the thread set aside Just For Some Laughs -- even a couple I made up myself. If you want funny, go there ...


I was joking man. The sense of humor bit was me suggesting that you ban the jokers, you know, because it'd be funny.

At this point I might just decide to take a break and suspend myself ... ;-)
02/27/2015 02:34:15 PM · #25
Thanks for your hard work, Site Council.

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