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Massive Drop in Rep?

posted this , edited by ♦♦gnarf Dec 6 2011 2:47 PM

So I just experienced a huge drop in rep - did the system malfunction or something? And was anybody else affected by this? I think I had a few more levels about half an hour ago - now I'm down to level eleven. Not that I'm complaining or anything - I'm glad my posts are able to help people out. But I'm just really confused at what just happened.

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Damienov

Damienov posted this Dec 6 2011 2:39 PM

Yes, i've noticed that too.

I think site admins is doing some fix? reducing +rep from community posts perhaps (they were meant to not give you any +rep)

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StormHale

StormHale posted this Dec 6 2011 2:41 PM

Weird, am I the only one unaffected?

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Damienov

Damienov posted this Dec 6 2011 2:42 PM

I got cut for 40ish points, dunno why. I just assume its from +rep that I gain from "Community Posts" marked questions .

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StormHale

StormHale posted this Dec 6 2011 2:44 PM

Oh, yeah community posts do not count toward rep. Perhaps a Moderator has been going through old questions and marking various questions as Comm posts.

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 2:45 PM

Well, it seems if you gain rep for a question that is later marked as a community post, you still get to keep that initial rep, so that might have had something to do with it.

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Damienov

Damienov posted this Dec 6 2011 2:46 PM

hmm, I just got upped by 20 points again, and I didn't see any new +rep from my activity history. Strange indeed

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D-Rider

D-Rider posted this Dec 6 2011 2:50 PM

Damienov: your trooper medic guide was linked in an answer a bit ago. I know I +1'ed it, I bet someone else did too.

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gnarf

♦♦gnarf posted this Dec 6 2011 3:02 PM

@years100 - Just to add - that rep that you "keep" from the community post is going to stay with you until we recalculate, so like - its "temporary" :)

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 3:03 PM

@Gnarf: Oh, sad pandas. :( Question though - I'm noticing that when multiple people vote for one answer, I only get +10 rep - is this a result of the new system? Before, I'm pretty sure you'd get a rep gain for every single post, as well as a notification of it.

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gnarf

♦♦gnarf posted this Dec 6 2011 3:12 PM

it might just look strange in your rep history, but there are individual entries for each vote, not each post

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 3:15 PM

Oooh, gotcha.

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years100 accepted this answer Dec 6 2011 2:45 PM.

posted this , edited Dec 6 2011 2:40 PM

R2-DB just tweeted and posted on facebook that they deleted duplicate accounts that players used to upvote their own comments/questions and guides. Basically, preventing players from falsely getting more entries into the contest and falsely getting more rep on the site.

Twitter post

Kinda fun watching peoples Reputation and Level on R2 just drain away as we delete the fake accounts they create to up-vote themselves =)

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geneocide

geneocide posted this Dec 6 2011 2:40 PM

well, if I benefited from this I definitely didn't know it. In fact, I think it should work the other way for me. I swear people have been down voting me for no reason sometimes. :P

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 2:44 PM

Ahhh... lol, I noticed a lot of my bad rep posts disappear too, so I think a bunch of trolls got shut down too - yay! :D

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gnarf

♦♦gnarf posted this Dec 6 2011 2:46 PM

You are exactly right - We are removing accounts that have obviously been participating in vote fraud.

Hopefully a lot of those -1's you got disappeared too.

Sorry for the "flux"

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StormHale

StormHale posted this Dec 6 2011 2:48 PM

Lol nice. The things people do for a designation that has no meaning beyond a number next to your avatar :P

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Ferkles

Ferkles posted this Dec 6 2011 2:49 PM

Well, it's at least amusing to see what people are actually rating each other.

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Norp'Sel

Norp'Sel posted this Dec 6 2011 2:50 PM

throw in a chance to win some cool stuff and you will be amazed at what people will do to increase their chance to win.

@gnarf thx for keeping an eye out.

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Shikao

Shikao posted this Dec 6 2011 2:52 PM

Good to see that devs are keeping tabs on unfair voting =] I noticed earlier that this question was 'attacked'. Everything was downvoted, question itself and good answers as well.

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 2:55 PM

I know! I'd go around and see perfectly legitimate questions being absolutely sacked, so I'd end up voting it up just out of pity. Trolls will troll, I guess.

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Reedyn

Reedyn posted this Dec 6 2011 3:02 PM

The fact that you disqualify for abusing the system should prevent people from doing these things one would think. But perhaps not ;) From: Contest Page We reserve the right to deny entry into the contest for any of the following reasons: S......
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Jesta

♦♦Jesta posted this Dec 6 2011 3:02 PM

We've been finding many accounts that are used for nothing but voting on a single person over and over to inflate their reputation. Once we delete the account, the reputation & votes get undone as well, deflating your reputation. years1......
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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 3:06 PM

I jokingly told my brother that he should vote for me, but I don't think he took it seriously... I'm really sorry if he did... :( :( :(

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years100 accepted this answer Dec 6 2011 3:09 PM.

posted this , edited Dec 6 2011 2:44 PM

The system does this if it suspects that there may be foul play going on. For instance, if a single person has been upvoting a ton of your comments, or if someone on your IP has been upvoting your stuff.

If you believe that this has occurred in error, then contact R2DB's support.

Edit: this can also occur if a mod goes through old questions and marks various questions as Community Posts. Those will no longer count toward reputation

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geneocide
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posted this

I noted a drop, maybe not as big as yours, and I checked my reputation history and there was nothing there. I figured it was some site rejiggering.

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years100

years100 posted this Dec 6 2011 2:39 PM

Hmm, possibly. Weird.

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Mine did not change at all from what I can tell.

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