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[–] ExpertShitposter 3 points 49 points (+52|-3) ago 

@puttitout you should straight up delete these accounts. No mercy.

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[–] Samsquamch 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Agreed, couldn't be any clearer than this - 104 upvoats on every single comment? Beyond a doubt voat manipulation

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

F-F-FATALITY!!!

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's time to Gas every shill involved.

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I totally agree.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

A list of those found at https://voat.co/v/politics/1354417/6596940

  1. @WhiteTrashbucket Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)
  2. @inspector Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/2/2016)
  3. @XBloodhoundX Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)
  4. @alverque Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/2/2016)
  5. @kirkyboy Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/2/2016)
  6. @jamestiberiuskirk2 Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)
  7. @JuiceFM Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)
  8. @Number-One-Doorman Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)
  9. @blastergangsta Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/3/2016)
  10. @RonaldTheDuck Member for: 5 months (joined on: 12/4/2016)

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[–] HarveyHarveyJones 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] something_went_wrong 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As of this comment 21 days later, each of those accounts still exist, have only 1 single comment voted to exactly +104,-0, and absolutely no other activity. Except RonaldTheDuck. That user has an extra comment made 22 days ago:

[–]RonaldTheDuck -10 points (+0|-10) 22 days ago

did you even finish reading my statement you fucking downsyndrome having monkey?

No. I stopped when I reached the stupid. Would you like some English lessons, friend?

[–] [deleted] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

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[–] SketchyFishSandwich 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Why can't people just say what they need to say? If it is unpopular deal with it.

Vote manipulation goes both ways. This is the issue with a Reddit style upvote/downvote system, it increasingly becomes less representative of opinions based on merit and just becomes representative of hivemind faction circle jerks (SRS). Many times I've seen completely factual and not even debatable comments get hidden under an ocean of downvoats just because it contradicts a narrative or because a certain person said it.

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[–] piratse 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'd prefer no downvotes or upvotes. Forums and sites like 4 chan have existed a long time without them.

[–] [deleted] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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[–] [deleted] 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

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[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I was wondering how the hell he found it, so I looked through their comment history. He was in a thread with (presumably) the person controlling the accounts, when they accidentally replied with one of their alts instead of the account having the conversation. Presumably he took a glance at their history to see who the account was and discovered the vote farming thread that way.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Wow. Now that's some good sleuthing.

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[–] chance_pictures 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Been getting into it with several shilly 5 mo accounts. Lines up with the election somewhat. Wonder what it means...

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[–] MadWorld 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This is one of the reasons why I love Voat so much. We have guardian angels watching and protecting the site!!

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[–] RAMASULE 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Im upvoating this 1488 times.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lol, at one point he got sloppy and accidentally used one of the accounts to reply instead of to vote.

Wonder if this is the crowd who sell votes and comments?

Edit: Just a thought, this might have had something to do with the DDOS attacks voat was suffering. If they were automating bots to create accounts, find old threads, and vote on them, it might have stressed the servers since putitout mentioned they have difficulties accessing older parts of their database.

This was before the ability to vote on old posts was removed of course.

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