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Abuse Of Star Rating System In BST Section

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bluematter, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. bluematter

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    Hi,

    Its happening with every other new thread which goes live In BST section, competitors start giving it low ratings so potential clients think that the service is not good.

    How some body can rate a thread Bad when it went live just minutes ago and you have'nt even tested It.

    There should be something done about this.
     
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  2. Conor

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    This is a good point. I think a lot of the time, the only people who actually take the time to rate a thread are the ones opposed to it. I wouldn't miss it if it were removed, IMHO.
     
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  3. safex

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    I agree Many people are mis using it.
     
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  4. SPQR

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    Exactly what I want to happen.
     
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  5. sn0rt

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    Hmm..

    It wouldn't be too difficult to catch these fuckers.

    Just look at the accounts that are abuse-rating the BSTs. They will be the same accounts doing it to all the other BSTs.

    After you've caught all of the accounts, just look for the BST(s) that hasn't been abuse-rated.

    Ban the accounts, and the main account that's created them.

    Then close their BSTs for all their fuckery.


    Intentionally abusing a rating system with the intention of causing monetary loss to competitors should not be taken lightly.
     
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  6. satyr85

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    Remove rating system and thats all. We have customer reviews and itrader score. No need for easy to abuse rating system.
     
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  7. proxygo

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    my service now 3 and a half yrs old
    has over 700 subs 0 refunds yet has a 3 star rating
    which wont be from my subs, but those i refused to sell to

    but u no what, i dont care, if your product is good if your
    service like mine has 0 refunds in almost 4yrs, no amount
    of dumb ass mark downs will make a jack shit difference

    as the breakfast club gang once said

    fck em !
     
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  8. bluematter

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    Agreed, Its been abused and happening everyday now, when you have itraders, reviews so whats the point of having star ratings which can be easily manipulated. Doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    agreed, I think it's useless.
    People who buy the service will post a review in the thread rather than rating it, at least that's what I do.
     
  10. proxygo

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    itrader can only be given by buyers only
    i had 1 dick do me a neg itrader about 2 yrs ago my only 1.

    but not for bad service, but for refusing to tell to him
    and he -1 itrader me for a service i wouldnt give him
    his user name was doctor and he is now banned
    and that -1 is gone

    but you will find the high proportion of the star mark downs
    will be from people who wont pay your price,
    some you refused to sell to, like i do alot
    and the rest from your bhw competition although openly
    they wouldn't admit it, ive never once in 6 yrs on bhw
    marked down a users sales thread, im to busy with my own
     
  11. bluematter

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    I - traders and reviews are enough to determine quality of a service, because only buyer can use it, but star ratings can be manipulated by anyone so there is no point of having them.
     
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    and if u read what i said
    some people have been known to abuse itrader just the same
    by handing out -1 itrader for a service they never had
     
  13. leena

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    I was recently given another 30 - 1 star votes to one of my service. I request Admin to remove those votes as this will just spoil the whole market place section as everyone will start doing it to vote down competitors. This has happened to both the services which i am currently running here, I request a reply from some admin regarding this.

    I was given like 25 - 1 star votes in past 24 hours on both the threads i am running. PM sent to the admin already and i am expecting them to remove the 1 star votes from my threads because they are obviously fake and do something about this rating system which can be abused by competitors.
     
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  14. IamBlackhatter

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    Ratings is always a good sign to know about a service and a member who hasn't tried the service can't rate the thread on seeing the sales pitch alone ?
     
  15. bluematter

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    My second thread now from last few hours some body has start giving that low ratings aswell, so there is a same group which is doing it. After having all the positive reviews both my threads are now rated with only 2 stars which means "BAD".

    That Sucks.
     
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    OP This is the norm for douches happens all the time for me...

    I just ignore it as they are mentally challenged...:eek:
     
  17. bluematter

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    Pete, when we all know It gets abused so whats the point of having it.
     
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  18. leena

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    Same here, i think that system should be removed or atleast moderators should have access to it so that if they see a thread getting 30 negative votes in period of 24 hours, they can remove it. Otherwise its not difficult to make a bot and do this for as many threads as you like.
     
  19. seosoldier

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    Its a good point raised.. If your service rocks and its pretty popular then the negative markers will automatically shut their mouth.