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It is happening on Phuks now and needs to be addressed. I understand that you're busy but it makes sense to nip this in the bud.

It is happening on Phuks now and needs to be addressed. I understand that you're busy but it makes sense to nip this in the bud.

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[–] Polsaker 7 points (+7|-0)

Hello, we're analyzing all the data right now and we got more than a couple accounts to ban.

[–] Fluf 5 points (+5|-0)

not that its important, but we also haven't had an /s/phukstats post in a while...

you should automate that

lol

[–] smallpond 0 points (+0|-0)

Not that I wish to encourage vote manipulation, but at present I'm more engaged by whether the criteria for banning someone is consistent and statistically meaningful, and what data the decision is based on.

With the website so small, it's hard to imagine that there's a lot to go on.

[–] Polsaker 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

Well we try to have as much conclusive proof as possible before issuing a ban. All the data we have is a relatively short window of server logs (basically the browsing a user does, plus their IP and User-Agent) so it's often impossible to be 100% sure a user is doing vote manipulation. However this time it was quite blantant.

Also, we're humans and might commit mistakes (atleast I have, in the past) and anybody can appeal by emailing us at <admin@phuks.co>

[–] doggone 2 points (+2|-0)

Where is this happening?

[–] unruly 2 points (+2|-0)

Here is an example.

[–] [Deleted] 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

It's +3 and -0

Please explain.

E: Didn't see it's a link. Is this a beef or manipsminating?

[–] doggone -1 points (+0|-1)

I remember seeing that. The votes are suspicious and drew my attention at the time.

It's, in a way, like the migrant caravan.

[–] Sarcastaway 1 points (+1|-0)

I find it odd that someone would bother smurfing downvotes on a post that was apparently already getting as many real downvotes as upvotes.

I also find it pretty odd that you jump right to accusing phuksmulder. You and I shared a pretty protracted "discussion" in one of the four Soros threads posted that day. Did I just not piss you off enough to be accused? Or do you have evidence the rest of us aren't privy to? Furthermore, why are you making this post now? I just checked, and you haven't received a single downvote on any of your posts since the Soros one. 4 days ago. What made you think this hadn't been addressed after your discussion with pembo?

You're right about one thing though. This is all very reminiscent of voat. The vote manipulation, the public appeal to authority, and the finger pointing.

[–] unruly 1 points (+1|-0)

It was PhuksMulder. The site admins dealt with it.