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by Jankovic123

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26 February 2017 15:43
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Some dodgy shit has been happening on this site recently. I'm about to red pill y'all's asses:


I'm not sure how you manage to get your piq on mire than 20,000 views but there are plenty of piqs with only 2 or 3 likes pushing on 10,000 views.

Now I dont mind it when a cunt like this does it:

But when somebody quite popular does it I find a bit bullshit:

-=-=-PotD cheeky like additions? -=-=-

PotD gets chosen about midnight UK.

I recall twice having published a piq in the morning, and come back in the evening, to find Im going to probably win PotD.

However, a user bigger than me publishes a piq an hour or two before the PotD gets chosen. Now on average they get 3-4 likes in their first hour, and my piq that I expected to get PotD is on 8-9 likes.

Okay, so I think Im gonna win, so I go to sleep half an hour before PotD's get chosen.

Next morning, I wake up, the guy who had nearly 5 likes less than me, won PotD. Somehow he was on 10, exactly one like above mine. Interesting.

This isnt exactly a common occurance, but has definatley happened to me twice.

I think we all see what is happening here. Somebody has found a way to get 5 or 6 likes on their piq in less than half an hour, which is pretty impressive if you ask me.

Now I will admit I like my own piqs with this account and my alt account, but not with5 or 6 different accounts! Or maybe they dont use 5 different accounts, maybe they exploit the "somebody" like system.

Either way, its "cheating" and it pisses me off.



Im not mad, this shit is legit.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 16:56
whoah thats actually super weird
never noticed the whole view thing before o.o

also dang that like thing sucks man
by creeperslayer098, 26 February 2017 17:03
nobody talks about it, thats the annoying thing. Thing is loads of people viewbot, like I know 4 major users still active doing it!
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 17:05
the thing is i dont really understand why they viewbot, it literally does nothing other than raise your rank up a bit
by creeperslayer098, 26 February 2017 17:07
10000 views raise your rank up 5 or 6 times when higher up, thats why it sucks, thats a lot when your high up. Plus they do it on more than 1 piq I think, so the effect is multiplied.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 17:09
oh thats true
dang thats pretty unfair to ppl who just try hard ;w;

tbh i liked it better when the whole ranking thing died for a little while
by creeperslayer098, 26 February 2017 17:15
When was that?
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 17:16
probably a couple years ago at some point
the ranking thing didn't totally die but you stopped getting points that go towards your ranking
by creeperslayer098, 26 February 2017 17:18
Oh, I never noticed that. How come nobody else is on this thread? Does nobody give a shit.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 17:20
no clue, im assuming no one is on right now tho
either way i'd like to hear the opinions of everyone else on the site as well e.e
by creeperslayer098, 26 February 2017 17:22
Im waiting for them.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 17:22
there will always be people who abuses certain functions on websites in order to gain fake popularity so that they feel a bit more worth it. you also have those who suck up to everybody else, and those who try to make the place perfect. not giving a shit is easier tbh, imo websites never get completely perfect.
tho that piq of the day thing is genuinely wierd. maybe its more of average likes during a certain period of time? like if somebody has 8 likes but their piq has been out for 12 hours then somebody with a piq that has been out for 6 minutes but has 3 likes before midnight wins?
by Shiro, 26 February 2017 17:43
Ooh, you got me intrigued, who on this site do you consider to be a suck up? Im curious.

No the system is basic:

likes are in chronological order. The piq with most likes by the end of the day wins. Nothing is changed. IF there is a tie, I think the one out for longer wins. its always over the past 24hours.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 18:04
[this comment was deleted by Shiro]
by Shiro, 26 February 2017 18:08
ok so you have a couple of options when it comes to the potd problem
you could consult staff members (might be difficult)
you can consult other members about it and try to create a chain-reaction
you can ignore it
or you could do any of the thousands of other potential actions which i am far too lazy to write

and i'd rather not say any names or point any fingers, that offends people and that is not how i roll.
i dont act overly positive, but i dont make people feel like shit either.
by Shiro, 26 February 2017 18:12
cmon, gimme some names, you can delete it aftwerwords, cuz IM curious, dont worry I wont start shit.

The staff dont give a shit, and it isnt really a problem, because it technically is allowed, but it is also cheating, if ye get me?

Also, what was that deleted comment?
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 18:17
a typo which changed the meaning of the entire text to a very dirty one
hate if when that happens
by Shiro, 26 February 2017 18:19
although that wasnt filthy
by Shiro, 26 February 2017 18:19
I don't believe the POTD issue is due to hacking. More popular users simply have more subs than you do and thus get more views, and more likes. Of course, making fake accounts to like piqs is not unheard of, but in this case I think it's a simple matter of popularity.

However, the view hacks are very obvious. I personally delete piqs that clearly have too many views because we simply don't have 20000 people on piq.
by Pikalink5 [MOD], 26 February 2017 18:19
It's also very hypocritical of you to accuse others of fake likes when you add two extra likes to your piqs each time.
by Pikalink5 [MOD], 26 February 2017 18:21
I have stated that I add 2 likes, but thats not my point, its about the PotD thing, they would not have gained those likes if they werent to unfairly win the Piq of the Day.

Its not "very hypocritical", at most its mildly hypocritical.

Also, you didnt delete gangster its still there.
by Jankovic123, 26 February 2017 18:23
I did delete it, if you go to his profile it's gone. Because the whole mod system is glitchy, you can still see the image but any points gained from it are removed.
by Pikalink5 [MOD], 26 February 2017 18:28
I'm just saying you don't present enough evidence to prove that popular users are adding 6 or 7 likes to their piqs. I used to be rank #2 and one of my piqs got 37 likes in 45 minutes; it's simply a matter of popularity.
by Pikalink5 [MOD], 26 February 2017 18:30
It's also impossible to exploit the somebody like system because each 'somebody' is assigned to an ip address so it could only like each piq once.
by Pikalink5, 26 February 2017 18:30
I see, to be fair, you are the only person on this site who doesnt like their own piqs only once, but what bothers me is again, not the likes but the audacity to give yourself 1 like more than the TRUE winner of the potd.

Also, I wish I could unlike piqs, but its not like tom would ever even consider adding a feature as revolutionary as pressing the like button again to un-like it.
by Does this permanently change my , 26 February 2017 18:31
you have no way to prove that they're giving themselves a like at all or that they're doing that simply to spite you
by Pikalink5, 26 February 2017 22:49
not to spite me, but to win PotD unfairly, and yeah I have no proof but to deny it is insane.
by Jankovic123, 27 February 2017 08:38
to suggest it is equally insane imo
by Pikalink5, 27 February 2017 23:05
Far less insane tho.
by Jankovic123, 28 February 2017 13:30
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