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How do the Reddit Admins know you are "gaming" the voting system?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by jasondenzer, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. jasondenzer

    jasondenzer Newbie

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    So let's say you make 5 accounts, all with unique IP addresses. What if you used them to upvote your posts. Do they suspect someone gaming the voting system? Or how does their checking on gaming the voting system work? Do they like check people's voting history all the time?

    If anyone has ever been hit with a shadowban of gaming the voting system might know can you please share how you got triggered the ban with how much of voting you did? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jasondenzer

    jasondenzer Newbie

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    Anyone want to share their story on attempting to game the system with alts?
     
  3. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well if they all come pretty quick to one post it looks suspicious.
     
  4. Saroekin

    Saroekin Registered Member

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    It really depends on the account's activity, IP address (obviously), and whether or not those "users" keep upvoting all of your comments or submissions (subsequently and in a short time frame).

    Though in all honesty they can't check this for every post, so they have alert systems embedded within their framework to make flagging and investigating content easier.

    Best regards,
    Saroekin
     
  5. chenwinz

    chenwinz Newbie

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    dont send too much upvote in a short time
     
  6. jasondenzer

    jasondenzer Newbie

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    Sorry for late reply. I have not been on this website in a while but basically if you vote too fast on multiple accounts even if they all have different IPs, they will suspect some manipulating? What if I set my script so it rotates through each account like every 30 seconds instead of every second? Will it make a difference?
     
  7. phatzilla

    phatzilla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Isn't reddit open source?