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[–] heygeorge 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago 

fujin, thank you for your diligence. Wonderful work, lad.

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

haha, brother.

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[–] 6957087 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It was also largely created to make Clinton get a boost from a "neutral" site over Obama back in '08, so it is almost be definition going to be against the "alt-right" in everything it puts out.

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

There was a post from a while ago on Reddit about CTR suggesting that Reddit could sue CTR for tortious interference. If Reddit wasn't in bed with CTR maybe that could have been a possibility, but maybe this could be a route taken for Voat?

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

Spot on. Its that bad reddit noticed Voat.co is being attacked by hillary shills [evidence]

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/5f3pt3/voatco_is_being_attacked_by_hillary_shills/

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is solid dickery. I admire it.

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[–] MrPim 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Interestingly kevdude posted this to PV this morning: shills for hire, which lists Voat as a site to be manipulated https://voat.co/v/ProtectVoat/1440697

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[–] fujin [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Ha, great post. We made it boys! I would be surprised if these guy are messing with our system or have been hired for these.

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

Interesting coincidence though.

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[–] pastaispasta 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

perhaps @atko and @puttitout will find this interesting

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[–] beren 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

perhaps @atko and @puttitout should finally pull out the ban hammer and finally get rid of these paid shills including @HenryCorp

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[–] Bricolagefantasy1 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

On the contrary, you should track and note the activities. observe how they behave. If they are indeed an account to gouge voat.com algorithm, then they should be track and isolated(when the time come).

  1. as a study for future case.

  2. gotta figure out the extent and who is doing it. who is paying them, how extensive their effort are.

  3. provide counter measure (not just algorithm), but also inform voat user. and educate how to optimally create better community. (ffs. if you see good post, up vote.)

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

You are doing God's work, son! But i don't know theres anything we can do at this point. How the hell did they get the upvoats? If it was by a bunch of dormant accounts that just log in to vote and log out, maybe we can have these accounts that all they do is vote, maybe they can be deleted? Are they bots that also post stories? Maybe banning bots should be considered?

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[–] fujin [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There's quite a bit of options to curtail this but it's up to the admins and I know they're busy with their personal lives at the moment. It wouldn't take an awfully long time to implement (create a penalty period per IP to create a new account, limit new accounts to 1 per IP per month, ban known VPN IP addresses, only allow upvotes for people who have made at least 5 posts, etc). This just takes time to plan out and add it to the system.

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

Some of us use TOR.

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[–] xeemee 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

they're busy with their personal lives at the moment

that damn thing always gets in the way of the important stuff :)

create a penalty period per IP to create a new account [...] ban known VPN IP addresses

wouldn't have solved this problem i don't think - already protection in place for this as far as voting (and banning VPN IP's is an infringement on privacy)

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Should we do like other forums and require a verified email address to sign up?

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