I'm creating this thread to discuss the biggest risk voat has in terms of shills: the "multi account problem".
Basically, due to a combination of easy registry and zero limits on the amount of alts a user can have, we have a gaping hole in our ability to combat the shills that try to overrun us. This hole is deliberately exploited to "game the system" and effortlessly get around comment limits as a result of negative CCP.
The logical conclusion of this infinite accounts problem is that shills will start using this to upvoat the comments of their alts in a form of upvoat farming.
Which is why we need to come up with a counter measure that can at least put up a stop gap in the exploit. Keep in mind I'm just brainstorming ideas right now since I believe I see a legit problem that can come back to haunt us if we don't strike now.
Proposed Solution (preliminary) A: Establish a limit on the amount of accounts that can be had per IP. I say 3 seems fair. If an IP has more than 3 at the time of such a change, what we do is prioritize accounts that have bans from subverses in the 3 account limits, then delete the rest. I notice that legit users don't have a reason (barring forgetting a password) to have alts. Its always the shills that have lots of alts.
I know this isn't perfect, but at least its a start.
Things to discuss:
Potential abuses to proposed solutions.
Counter measures against issues in the point above.