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Re: Re: All your Votebots are belong to us

by lemming (Priest)
on Aug 09, 2001 at 03:37 UTC ( [id://103285] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: All your Votebots are belong to us
in thread All your Votebots are belong to us

Hmmm. I think the biggest abuse by votebots are targeting specific users though the behaviour you mention could trigger a false positive. Not knowing how fearless leader is monitoring the situation, I'm not sure.

update: jepri: yes

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Re: Re: Re: All your Votebots are belong to us
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Aug 09, 2001 at 06:49 UTC
    False positive? You mean someone using non-mechanical means to frivilously spend votes could make vroom think it's a votebot?

    I don't know. How often do you read a thread, then click on a bunch of (presumably worthy) nodes and hit VOTE? This submits the whole thread in one form, and is typical behavior.

    —John

Re: Re: Re: All your Votebots are belong to us
by jepri (Parson) on Aug 09, 2001 at 03:45 UTC
    And I doubt that we will ever know the search criteria. Which is good, because Perl is flexible enough to beat almost any search criterium.

    ____________________
    Jeremy
    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

      A dead giveaway: UserAgent: VoteBot/1.0 (UNIX; Perl 5.6.1)