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39 promoted lists by the same user?

EatMorePez 8 months ago at Dec 18 21:51 -
First of all, Polsko makes some great lists. But how in the world do 39 of those lists get promoted to the front page within a span of 5 minutes? And all of the lists have exactly 11 votes. And the user who cast the 11th vote on these 39 lists does nothing on Listal but vote for lists created by Polsko. Very odd.

EDIT: not only does each list have exactly 11 votes, but the votes came from the same 11 users, and were cast in the same exact order. And the Listal activity for those 11 users consists almost entirely of voting for lists and images . . . well you can figure it out by now.
johanlefourbe 8 months ago at Dec 20 14:01 -
It is funny, even though I check this website everyday, I didn't even notice it.

Yeah, it is pretty obvious that Polsko has created some fake accounts to promote his/her lists....

Eventually, it didn't really work, as even though all these lists were promoted, nobody else voted on them but, still, it is rather sad that some users would still feel the need to cheat some way or another. I mean, I know that this website is pretty much dead now but it is still not an excuse.
DuckNation 8 months ago at Dec 20 19:12 -
its not like there is a ranking system anymore
johanlefourbe 8 months ago at Dec 21 7:50 -
As long as there is some kind of points system involved, you will apparenly always have this kind of behavior.

Furthermore, about the fact that there is (supposedly) no ranking system anymore : http://www.listal.com/list/top-113-most-influential-listal
EatMorePez 7 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 22 5:21 -
He did it again! What the hell.
johanlefourbe 7 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 22 6:00 -
Indeed...

So sad...
johanlefourbe 7 months ago at Jan 19 6:25 -
Again, this user has now 18 lists promoted at the same time...
EatMorePez 7 months ago at Jan 19 22:34 -
And 10 more of his lists have just been promoted to the front page within the last 30 minutes. And the vote that got each list promoted is from one of many sock puppet accounts. Seriously, why is this bs allowed to continue?
johanlefourbe 6 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 1 11:44 -
It's not the first time I see this behavior... The weird thing is, since there is no real ranking system anymore (as pointed out by DuckNation), I don't really see the point.

Anyway, each time something like this happened before, nothing was actually done by Tom or anyone else so, as far as I'm concerned, I don't really care much but I understand your frustration.
TrekMedic 3 months, 3 weeks ago at Apr 23 18:43 -
And here are some of Polsko's (assumed) fake accounts (based on only following Polsko, only activity is voting for Polsko's lists, and all activity starting/stopping around the same time):

http://gay4ever.listal.com/
http://ameliagjoile.listal.com/
http://darksmith00.listal.com/
http://daenerys22.listal.com/
http://natasha00.listal.com/
http://agnes1999.listal.com/
http://steveoconnor.listal.com/
http://morticiaddams.listal.com/
http://samasghari.listal.com/
http://hannahbaker.listal.com/


johanlefourbe 3 months ago at May 20 7:17 -
And again, 14 lists promoted for this member at the same time...
johanlefourbe 3 months ago at May 20 7:17 -
And again, 14 lists promoted for this member at the very same moment...
DuckNation 3 months ago at May 20 9:46 -
yeah i remember when making other accounts to vote for your stuff was a bannable offence i guess this is just another thing Tom's gotten lazy on
TrekMedic 2 months, 4 weeks ago at May 22 4:53 -
Well, 2 more moderators have been appointed, so maybe that'll help ease the load on the others?
TrekMedic 2 months, 4 weeks ago at May 22 4:54 -
And here are some of Polsko's (assumed) fake accounts (based on only following Polsko, only activity is voting for Polsko's lists, and all activity starting/stopping around the same time):

http://gay4ever.listal.com/
http://ameliagjoile.listal.com/
http://darksmith00.listal.com/
http://daenerys22.listal.com/
http://natasha00.listal.com/
http://agnes1999.listal.com/
http://steveoconnor.listal.com/
http://morticiaddams.listal.com/
http://samasghari.listal.com/
http://hannahbaker.listal.com/


And the same ones are voting for the newly-promoted lists, too?
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Bml93 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Jun 24 10:06 -
There's unfortunately not much that we can do about this. It's a dumb advice, I know, but I suggest that you just try to ignore these lists as much as you can, until/if we get the tools to do anything about it.
johanlefourbe 1 week ago at Aug 11 12:41 -
And again, this user has 18 lists promoted right now on the Front page...

TrekMedic 6 days, 23 hours ago at Aug 11 15:54 -
- @ Johan, you beat me to it:

EVERY individual list from his Eurovision Song List group contains votes by his 12+ fake IDs plus one or two real members.
johanlefourbe 6 days, 21 hours ago at Aug 11 17:28 -
@TrekMedic, yeah, this time, it was even more pathetic than usual since it was so obvious that no actual listal members (OK, 1 or 2...) actually voted for those lists...
TrekMedic 6 days, 21 hours ago at Aug 11 17:40 -
Message the REAL users about the fraud,...
imanshole 6 days, 13 hours ago at Aug 12 1:41 -
How is this allowed and why haven't the mods or admins have not taken an action against this? This was posted 7 months ago and he is still keep on doing it.
TrekMedic 6 days, 10 hours ago at Aug 12 4:30 -
The mods can't delete the fake accounts, only Tom.
johanlefourbe 6 days, 3 hours ago at Aug 12 12:18 -
@imanshole, in my own experience, when something like this is done, even when it is so obvious like in this case, nothing is done, or, in some extreme cases, only months later. Anyway, as TrekMedic pointed out, the mods shouldn't be blamed since there is nothing they can do, even if they wanted to.
imanshole 5 days, 23 hours ago at Aug 12 15:45 -
They should really be given more power to control this site, cuz the admins are never here and it's gonna just encourage more people like Polsko to create fake accounts to just bolster their points. I like people who are here because they are passionate about what they create and want to share it with others, polsko is as far from that as you can get. He not only creates fake accounts but some of his lists are just direct duplicates of others i have seen.
virtualspring 3 days, 16 hours ago at Aug 14 22:23 -
Oh, strange and sad :/
virtualspring 3 days, 16 hours ago at Aug 14 22:32 -
But guys are you sure about this? What If these people are just Polsko's fans or something like this?
TrekMedic 3 days, 14 hours ago at Aug 15 0:39 -
@ Virtualspring: Earlier in this thread, I compiled a list of the same people who ONLY vote for Polsko's lists and, generally, are ONLY following him. Other than that, they have absolutely no activity on their profiles. Please join us in blocking him and boycotting his lists from now on.

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