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Idea for how to stop fake members from voting Answered

Maybe voting should be accessible only to PRO members... This might be unfair to non PROers, but it's way more fair for contests...

I think that there are people that open many many many fake accounts, and vote for themselves in contests. HQ knows how to stop most of them, but, unfortunately,  I'm sure that there are ones that they don't catch. 

I think that a member would think twice before wasting tons of memberships on all of his/her fake accounts for voting. I think it could eliminate most of them.

I doubt that they haven't thought about this before, but I'd like to hear your opinion. What do you think? :)


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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

4 years ago

Like you said, we do take this into consideration when looking at votes. If anything looks fishy, we investigate it (it is usually pretty obvious when someone does this).

It is good for everyone to keep in mind that doing something like this goes against the Terms of Service of the website and will get you disqualified from the contest if not banned from the site.

This is also part of the reason why only 49% of the finalists are decided by votes.