Rating Trolling

By on July 11, 2014 11:39:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Island Dog

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I was made aware today (again) of someone rating trolling as I call it.  This is where someone is purposely giving a skin a "1" rating to bring down the ratings.  We (the moderators and admins) have been doing this long enough to know what a fair and reasonable rating is, and even giving leeway to that it's easy to see where someone is just doing to harm a skin rating.

The surprising part is this is done by people who have been here for years and are ranking members of the site.

Ratings have always been a touchy subject, but there comes a point where the actions of one member to clearly harm another members skin is something we won't tolerate.  As an example, we deleted over 30 "1" ratings made by one person on competing skins in the same category.  

From here on I will demote any member regardless of their current ranking who is doing this in a clearly malicious manner.

 

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July 11, 2014 12:17:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 11, 2014 12:44:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 11, 2014 12:54:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A very positive action, and I request all menbers has be a little more responsible intheir judgment, sometimes a little encouragement can make or break difference and force the other to make a better quality result. (Judge your work friends like other thank you)

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July 11, 2014 1:05:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Way to go ID! 

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July 11, 2014 1:13:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yup.

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July 11, 2014 1:13:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 11, 2014 1:19:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There will always come a time when enough is enough

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July 11, 2014 1:21:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Indeed.

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July 11, 2014 1:27:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 11, 2014 2:49:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, amen, sure is causing a lot of extra work.

 

If ya get pissed at someone don't think you can down rate all his skins and think there won't be any price to pay.  Bring your grievance to a mod or admin and we will take care of the problem.  Its safer and easier that way.

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July 11, 2014 4:13:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

From here on I will demote any member regardless of their current ranking who is doing this in a clearly malicious manner.

What sucks even more is all the extra work this creates for the Mods and Admins. 

The surprising part is this is done by people who have been here for years and are ranking members of the site

This part leaves me speechless.

 As an example, we deleted over 30 "1" ratings made by one person on competing skins in the same category.

How about a 30 day ban to go along with the 30 "1" ratings.

 

 

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I miss when we used to help each other. Like the 'Rare Icon Request' thread and such. Not only does this kind of crap depress and disappoint....it's too easy (embarrassingly easy) to get caught up in.  I hate the 'top this' attitude and the underlying competitiveness (in forums and galleries) that often becomes more of a bitching marathon or hen party.

Sometimes, what goes on in the open (and in the background) is like the fucking Hunger Games of skinning.  I admit, I got caught up in it more than once but never again. It takes all the damn joy out of skinning and conversing with fellow skinners and the like. If I want back stabbing, rumor mongering, underhanded bullshit I'll go to my next high school reunion.

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July 11, 2014 4:27:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well said, Po. It really is disappointing...and needless.

Well...it was always easier to taste a drop of salt water in a glass of water than a drop of sugar...It has been taken care of by hard working Mods, and on the other hand, we can truly enjoy DavBax's well deserved promotion.

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July 11, 2014 4:42:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol..Busted.

 Ratings are such a waste of time to begin with....Imo.

 

I mean why not take action over 'Fugazi Fiving' too?

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July 11, 2014 5:08:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Meh....ratings are overrated.....  

 

But, yes, by all means, demote the evildoers. 

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July 11, 2014 5:11:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vStyler,
 Ratings are such a waste of time to begin with....Imo.

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July 11, 2014 5:12:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would add that I have never given less than a 3 (six stars). It may not be a good thing, but if I dislike a work so much to rate it less than 3, I won't rate at all.

 

If I dislike a member, I simply don't support/download their work.

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July 11, 2014 5:27:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I concur.  Fair decision Island Dog.    

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July 11, 2014 6:12:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

good to see that you all are watching these things

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July 11, 2014 6:27:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

it wasn't me! i swear it wasn't.

anywho, this is long overdue and i commend the mods for taking this action.

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July 11, 2014 6:40:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

About time too

This was happening back when I was a mod. It's sad and pathetic.

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July 11, 2014 6:41:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,

it wasn't me! i swear it wasn't.

anywho, this is long overdue and i commend the mods for taking this action.

 

I know it was you John!  

You still hanging around down at The Computer Place? 

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July 11, 2014 8:25:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Lol.. nice to see someone.. got it.

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July 11, 2014 9:43:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

ANY User ranking/level is not exempt.

Remember...

The INTENT of User ratings is to assist in the General Population's/visitors' capacity to have skins graded for professional/expert/experienced comparison.

To be guided by other users' CONSIDERED opinion/s regarding the QUALITY of the skins/works.

In other words...if a person visiting Wincustomize sees a skin with 5 stars he/she can be reasonably confident that it is a GOOD skin via the consensus of our experienced opinions.

Same applies to a one star -rated skin - that it really could be 'better' than it is.

 

If it were up to me [and it just might be] I would see the resulting 'demotions' graded...ie.  the bigger you are the harder you fall...and that would mean....no matter what level you had attained...a drive-by would see you reduced to 'citizen'.

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July 12, 2014 12:17:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
If it were up to me [and it just might be] I would see the resulting 'demotions' graded...ie. the bigger you are the harder you fall...and that would mean....no matter what level you had attained...a drive-by would see you reduced to 'citizen'

I assume, if you'd consider that action, that you can tell, without reasonable doubt, when a drive by is being done? For sure, no mistakes?

 

I hope I'm not showing my ignorance by asking that....lol.    

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