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Nov 16, 2019 10:51 AM

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Jack100HP said:
>MAL score is not relevant anymore
when was it relevant? that shit fullgay alchemist is still at the top. I hope moderator do something to erradicate this no sense and obliteratefullgay alchemist from existence.

>Chihayafuru 3 with a 10% of 1's due to trolling and hating
can you prove this? maybe they're critics. if you hate a show you rate it 1, not everyone uses 7-10 scale, MAL provides 1-10 scale and people use it whole


You'd have to be blind to think this isn't a troll.
 
Nov 16, 2019 10:53 AM
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Gorochu said:
Any other more efficient way to contact Media Do, please suggest.

If it's MAL related you can contact them via the Customer Support form at the end of this page:
https://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=support


Noted and thanks. Alright guys, time to get Media Do senpai attention. For the squad!
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Nov 16, 2019 11:16 AM

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@Luna: I understand where you are coming from but then again, it has been 7 months already, you know.

Trolls were always there since the beginning of MAL. I am in a better position than many here because of the time I spent on MAL (12 years). I am from the time when @Xinil had enough time to write reviews and join the forums. MAL was a close community with decent fans.

The worst upvoting/downvoting started since the end of HxH (2011) in 2014. There was a three way war between FMA:B, S;G and HxH (2011) and the the collateral were shows that had nothing to do with aiming for the Top spot. MAL looked like growing faster than ever before but a huge number of these were bots/fake accounts.

But things were at its worst in 2015-16 when a certain anime leapfrogged everything with a score never scene before. 9.43. And duly so because it was that good. The trolls started downvoting literally everything. From all time classics to anything in the first page. Anime with fewer viewers were worst hit. It was then MAL should have taken initiative. We should not have had to deal with this after 4 years when this toxicity has reached even the shows like YoriMoi (as I have mentioned to your earlier), downvoting every other slice of life and anime that aired the same season/year.

Media Do is likely to take their sweet time. This is not very difficult to introduce rules like they have in other places where score only works after certain flags are raised.

The worst thing for MAL is users are being suggested to move to competition sites. Whether it's a sabotage or not is up for debate but this is worse than the security threat or DDoS attacks in recent years.

I have contributed in hundreds of manga/novel entries, hundreds of seiyuu entries and many more in characters, some were not even in ANN, Anilist or MU.

Does everyone think pages like this: https://myanimelist.net/anime/35849/Darling_in_the_FranXX/characters or https://myanimelist.net/manga/107861/Koi_wo_Shiranai_Bokutachi_wa happen automatically? No. Because there are those like me who work in their free time to enrich this database. Not for trolls to have their way with the site.

I told you the reason why I stopped using MAL for my anime list and I will not use it ever again unless this stupidity stops.

Anyways, have a nice day.
 
Nov 16, 2019 11:19 AM
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Alright,I have send mail to Media Do. Finger cross they do something about this.
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Nov 16, 2019 11:35 AM

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Gorochu said:
Luna said:


If it's MAL related you can contact them via the Customer Support form at the end of this page:
https://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=support


Noted and thanks. Alright guys, time to get Media Do senpai attention. For the squad!


That sounds like a good idea if we all contact them maybe they will do something about it before this season finished airing.


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Out of curiosity what was the anime that had a score of 9.43?




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Nov 16, 2019 11:43 AM

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Well most novels on mal with high scores have the same problem, they get spammed by fake accounts so it's just a matter of how much time will pass before whatever reaches the top 50 gets hammered like that. It has been the case for probably 5 -6 years at least.

Top novel on mal is pretty much useless, nothing targeted aside of very popular (and therefore large enough fanbase to withstand that stupidity ) can stay in it whenever that happens and this happens like every few months.

Mods used to delete fake accounts but apparently they're recently decided to stop doing so, so I'm afraid there's not that much hope for mod's intervention.
 
Nov 16, 2019 12:18 PM

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Luna said:
Meusnier said:
Otherwise, thank you @Luna for providing us with at least a real explanation why it is not possible to delete manually those accounts. However, since this is happening since years, and considering the very violent FMAB/SnK war this summer, I am surprised that nothing has been implemented in the meantime. For example, is this possible to create multiple accounts with the same email address?

To answer this question I need to give you some history on MAL:
MAL was owned by CraveOnline from 2008 to 2015 and they did basically nothing for the site. We had hundreds of bugs that no one fixed and of course we also didn't get any new features. DeNA took over in 2015 and started fixing many of the bugs we had and also implemented many new features. We brought up the rating troll problem and discussed it with them, also had some plans. But there were still too many other things to fix and do from all the years of no development and then we started having the problems with the API and website security downtime last year. MAL was sold yet again, this time to Media Do who took over in the first half of this year. Transferring the website to the new owners took a long time and even now things are still slow. The development team is also currently focused on the API so that people can use apps for the website again. So yeah... our biggest problems are that we've had too many things to fix from a time when the owner didn't care about us plus that we can't do anything ourselves and always have to wait until the dev team of the company that owns us has free resources.

We do have measures against spam/troll accounts (which I won't discuss so that people won't get around them) but unfortunately it's not enough for the rating trolls. As Kineta said in the post we have ideas how to solve the problem, but we're still waiting for the devs to find time to implement them.

Gorochu said:
Any other more efficient way to contact Media Do, please suggest.

If it's MAL related you can contact them via the Customer Support form at the end of this page:
https://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=support


Thank you for your detailed answer. I hope that the measures will be implemented in a near future, at least before the end of this double season (24 episodes). Just one point that puzzles me; the measures to counter bots/haters that you referred to cannot be very efficient since a single guy could bypass them. To use a metaphor which may have some echo here, MAL act as the police in Death Note when they claim that
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Nov 16, 2019 1:14 PM

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MAL scores never were relevent.
 
Nov 16, 2019 1:44 PM

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sadly the mods will propably ignore this and the complaints will die soon because this series doesn't has a big fanbase.and many who're out of the loop will see the score and think that it flopped in s3 and ignore the series as a whole.
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Nov 16, 2019 2:49 PM

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sadly the mods will propably ignore this and the complaints will die soon because this series doesn't has a big fanbase.and many who're out of the loop will see the score and think that it flopped in s3 and ignore the series as a whole.


An administrator literally just posted that they were looking into a fix for this as soon as possible. They also said that mods are unable to do anything about it and only administrators can.

Read the entire thread before saying things like this, otherwise you look like an absolute moron.
 
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Here is probably close to complete list of multiple downvoting accounts for Chihayafuru 3 thus far (over 1500 accounts including those in post #447):


I haven't included accounts that are simply adding Chihayafuru 3 to their regular list only to give it "1" even without watching previous seasons as everyone should be able to rate a show as they want. However if someone creates an account for a sole purpose to downvote one show or downvote one and upvote the other because of obvious reasons should have their account deleted in my opinion.

Continued in post #447

Edit: added new bot accounts
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Nov 16, 2019 3:25 PM

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Oh my god, the rating was at like 8.6 and the highest of the airing animes and now this happens... :( The dismissal of Chihayafuru is so unreal. People just can't appreciate art nowadays


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ycleped said:
crossx1993 said:
sadly the mods will propably ignore this and the complaints will die soon because this series doesn't has a big fanbase.and many who're out of the loop will see the score and think that it flopped in s3 and ignore the series as a whole.


An administrator literally just posted that they were looking into a fix for this as soon as possible. They also said that mods are unable to do anything about it and only administrators can.

Read the entire thread before saying things like this, otherwise you look like an absolute moron.


don't take me wrong,i really hope that this will be fixed,but my problem is there were some cases like this with no solution until now like the violet evergarden movie wich is now in the 7,5's with 12% 1 score.
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crossx1993 said:
ycleped said:


An administrator literally just posted that they were looking into a fix for this as soon as possible. They also said that mods are unable to do anything about it and only administrators can.

Read the entire thread before saying things like this, otherwise you look like an absolute moron.


don't take me wrong,i really hope that this will be fixed,but my problem is there were some cases like this with no solution until now like the violet evergarden movie wich is now in the 7,5's with 12% 1 score.


Yes, but here they specifically stated they are looking for a solution and they aren't ignoring it.
 
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I was curious why currently airing anime that had a score of 8.60+/10.00 and reached 1st place in "Top Airing Anime" rank, suddenly not only dropped from the highest position, but is even below Top 5.

It's a sad situation indeed. A person who made all those troll accounts only to dramatically lower the score of Chihayafuru 3 must have a sad and boring life if simply seeing an anime ranked higher than his/her favorite one makes him/her do that kind of stuff...

At least I managed to see it at 1st place. When I checked out what was it all about I remembered that I read about its Season 1 once, long ago, but forgot the name for this anime and later forgot about it totally. Thanks to being able to easily notice it, as for it had 1st position, I reminded myself about this show. Now I want to check out its Season 1.
 
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Holy crap, it went from 8.6 to 7.9. Who the hell are these people? Why aren't the mods doing anything?
 
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Jack100HP said:


>Chihayafuru 3 with a 10% of 1's due to trolling and hating
can you prove this? maybe they're critics. if you hate a show you rate it 1, not everyone uses 7-10 scale, MAL provides 1-10 scale and people use it whole


1. https://myanimelist.net/profile/sadiga8258
2. https://myanimelist.net/profile/cemixor420
3. https://myanimelist.net/profile/konata4548
4. https://myanimelist.net/profile/wokijis202
5. https://myanimelist.net/profile/vateba7225
6. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jihacab940
7. https://myanimelist.net/profile/bebibo7283
8. https://myanimelist.net/profile/labona1676
9. https://myanimelist.net/profile/sajeto6384
10. https://myanimelist.net/profile/mewet26455
11. https://myanimelist.net/profile/nayali8479
12. https://myanimelist.net/profile/meliwiy502
13. https://myanimelist.net/profile/ditoxi3768
14. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kopek11148
15. https://myanimelist.net/profile/koxodic473
16. https://myanimelist.net/profile/pajad56236
17. https://myanimelist.net/profile/nicaje7436
18. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kojode2189
19. https://myanimelist.net/profile/bitacid363
20. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fifenab411
21. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jojejoc339
22. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jojejoc339
23. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fomato5868
24. https://myanimelist.net/profile/nikar72833
25. https://myanimelist.net/profile/leres57447
26. https://myanimelist.net/profile/leres57447
27. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fepofiv999
28. https://myanimelist.net/profile/lapenic427
29. https://myanimelist.net/profile/nowojib511
30. https://myanimelist.net/profile/gopivi5737
31. https://myanimelist.net/profile/rexokok321
32. https://myanimelist.net/profile/payabib480
33. https://myanimelist.net/profile/ligis59822
34. https://myanimelist.net/profile/vetiba9432
35. https://myanimelist.net/profile/yijepan540
36. https://myanimelist.net/profile/bikat40561
37. https://myanimelist.net/profile/sebew35809
38. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fisop85344
39. https://myanimelist.net/profile/gijaxe8451
40. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kefexa5418
41. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fedip54294
42. https://myanimelist.net/profile/fibeko7409
43. https://myanimelist.net/profile/tojeji3794
44. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kiyipo6490
45. https://myanimelist.net/profile/levaged146
46. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jibosa8065
47. https://myanimelist.net/profile/vixem41463
48. https://myanimelist.net/profile/sohehi5334
49. https://myanimelist.net/profile/bijec90898
50. https://myanimelist.net/profile/xerayan699
51. https://myanimelist.net/profile/calekok744
52. https://myanimelist.net/profile/bidaci2728
53. https://myanimelist.net/profile/voxol97437
54. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jolix71049
55. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jenafet471
56. https://myanimelist.net/profile/vihadoj532
57. https://myanimelist.net/profile/wanoha1952
58. https://myanimelist.net/profile/wepiwek544
59. https://myanimelist.net/profile/yogab57917
60. https://myanimelist.net/profile/basog75599
61. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kewas21132
62. https://myanimelist.net/profile/meyide1897
63. https://myanimelist.net/profile/cefovox216
64. https://myanimelist.net/profile/paxic65828
65. https://myanimelist.net/profile/jekate1769
66. https://myanimelist.net/profile/kolod67311
67. https://myanimelist.net/profile/gemek31893
68. https://myanimelist.net/profile/reter25993
69. https://myanimelist.net/profile/wejon79912
70. https://myanimelist.net/profile/beloc65316
71. https://myanimelist.net/profile/yayaf78635
72. https://myanimelist.net/profile/hosewi9780
73. https://myanimelist.net/profile/weyow22618

And that's not the entire list as I decided to take a break and it doesn't include any of the ones that had other shows in it. I leave it to you to decide if these are trolls or legitimate opinions


Thanks. I have also included your post here in my mail to Media Do. Hope Media Do ban the IP as well.

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This isn't funny anymore, is sad.

Joking aside. This is really impressive, how one or a few ones can modify the score of an entire season to this far with just some fake accounts; this must be one of the worst cases of downvoting in MAL, if not the worst. (Even more remembering that they also downvoted the 6th episode, it was at 96.99% with 161 votes and it went down to 80.75% with 213, a very obvious abnormal behaviour that indicates an irregular alteration as the most logical cause)
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This is embarrassing, really. I know no sh*t about web security or a solution for this baffling problem we've had. I personally believe MAL to be the most reliable anime & manga database.

Though I couldn't care less about the scores because it has been unreliable since forever, but I can't hide my desperate sigh if one of my (and other user's) favorite series got spammed by these clearly bots accounts and whoever human animal behind it all.

Again, I know nothing about web security and stuff but as a casual user, to have a reliable scoring system is a bliss. It truly is. I know this bot issue is minor in the eye of developers, but this certainly can't continue, right?
 
Nov 17, 2019 1:21 AM

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This is just sad. Hope this gets sorted out

 
Nov 17, 2019 1:28 AM

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Holy crap, it went from 8.6 to 7.9. Who the hell are these people? Why aren't the mods doing anything?


For Descartes's sake, please read the whole thread before asking this kind of questions. An admin actually answered to explain why mods are not doing anything, and the two closed threads give plenty of detail on the whole incident.
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Nov 17, 2019 2:54 AM

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Wow, what do people do with their lives? I mean what gets you crazy enough to make gawd how many account just to troll around???

Simple, those trolls have no lives, lol: showing in how much free time they have in their hands just to troll around: creating all those fake new accounts on Nov.14th just to drop vote Chihayafuru's score proves it: let's hope what the fans put all the evidence together will be worth it to sorted out this problem before this gets worst with troll invasion taking over the entire score scale and we can't have that. Chihayafuru fans REJOICE, WE CAN DO IT!!!! :)
 
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In my opinion new accounts shouldn't be given the power to score currently airing shows. Like, for example an account that is created in Fall 2019, it should be eligible to score the Fall 2019 shows in Winter 2020. For already aired shows, there should be some comment compulsory while scoring for these new accounts, disallowing duplicate comments. This will make sure there is no copy paste of comments by bot accounts. This will make the lives of trolls harder. If an anime has drastic change in score after it has finished airing, it'll be easy to identify bots based on the patterns. Or the accounts can be assigned levels, and you'll have to reach certain level before your score submissions are accepted. There are many ways if devs stop slacking off.
 
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salarx said:
In my opinion new accounts shouldn't be given the power to score currently airing shows. Like, for example an account that is created in Fall 2019, it should be eligible to score the Fall 2019 shows in Winter 2020. For already aired shows, there should be some comment compulsory while scoring for these new accounts, disallowing duplicate comments. This will make sure there is no copy paste of comments by bot accounts. This will make the lives of trolls harder. If an anime has drastic change in score after it has finished airing, it'll be easy to identify bots based on the patterns. Or the accounts can be assigned levels, and you'll have to reach certain level before your score submissions are accepted. There are many ways if devs stop slacking off.


Brilliant idea!!
 
Nov 17, 2019 3:34 AM
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Kineta has left a statement on the matter here, which I highly recommend reading: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=245618&show=4750#msg58671593

Kineta said:
We've been getting an increase in reports and PMs recently since the large score change in Chihayafuru 3, so I wanted to leave a message here to remind everyone we haven't forgotten or set it aside. In my weekly meetings with Media Do, this has continued to be a mentioned topic.

I've prepared a number of potential solutions from Luna's and my side that we'd like to see applied together to make a more complex scoring calculation that isn't super easy to discover and circumvent. The bottle neck is essentially waiting on the developers/tech team to come back with a review of our suggestions (and possible ideas of their own) so that we can agree on a plan and implementation can start. Unfortunately, with the 15th anniversary giveaway and MAL Live, there was only so much that could be done the last 2 months since devs cannot be conjured out of thin air. Additionally, the team is hesitant to apply changes hastily without careful consideration, so it's not just coding time but also consideration and review time.

On one hand, cases like Chihayafuru make Luna and I very angry, and incentivize us to delete these accounts. However, rationally speaking, these trolls are actually helping us, because it gives me a very strong playing card to demand urgency on backend changes (as compared to slow leeching or boosting of scores). So while the situation makes me angry and that emotion makes me want to sink 2-3 hours into deleting accounts... Logically, the only thing this would do is apply a temporary bandaid to a much larger problem—a bandaid that some snot-faced kid can rip off in the 8 hours I'm at my day job. So as much as the impassioned part of us wants to go on a rating troll account siege, Luna and I recognize that time truly would be wasted time.

Hopefully, this message provides a bit of reassurance, even though I realize it essentially boils down to: please wait a bit more.
 
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Guys,if you want to do something to help our admin and mods, please send a message to Media Do directly here.
https://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=support

I have sent my message to Media Do,if more of us do this together,it's better. I hope Media Do willing to ban IP address on those bots.
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I wrote a script to detect bot accounts and ran it against the stats of Chihayafuru 3. It detected 340 bot accounts. I wrote the parameters to be a bit strict such that it's less likely to give false positives but the downside is that it might give false negatives as well and therefore not detecting a bot account.
Also it's not perfect. I may need to do some tweaks here and there but anyways here's the 340 accounts it detected. If anyone finds any false positives (i.e. real account that was detected as a bot) please let me know.

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The script is like only 60 something lines and it didn't take that long to write. Heh I wonder how much time and resources the person creating all these bots took.
Edit: Oh yeah and I noticed the person creating bots recently started modifying stuff to make it harder to detect his accounts. This script won't detect those, for now it detects the somewhat easier to detect ones but I may have an idea on how to detect those. Not sure if I'll actually bother to implement it though.

@Linaeris - Did you manually make that list of accounts or did you also write a script?

Btw if anyone wants I could run the script on some other anime as well.

@Luna - Your post was really well written. Although do admins not have some mass blocking feature?
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-InfiniteLoop- said:
I wrote a script to detect bot accounts and ran it against the stats of Chihayafuru 3. It detected 340 bot accounts. I wrote the parameters to be a bit strict such that it's less likely to give false positives but the downside is that it might give false negatives as well and therefore not detecting a bot account.
Also it's not perfect. I may need to do some tweaks here and there but anyways here's the 340 accounts it detected. If anyone finds any false positives (i.e. real account that was detected as a bot) please let me know.

Accounts


The script is like only 60 something lines and it didn't take that long to write. Heh I wonder how much time and resources the person creating all these bots took.

@Linaeris - Did you manually make that list of accounts or did you also write a script?

Btw if anyone wants I could run the script on some other anime as well.


Should report your findings to Media Do here.
https://myanimelist.net/about.php?go=support
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Kimi no Na wa had a very high rating at the beginning, then it got downvoted to hell while FMA:B strongly upvoted. Without the trolls Kimi no Na wa had settled with a fair 9.30 back then. It’s literally impossibile to get higher than FMA:B, HxH or S;G. Their fanbases are toxic and will downvote anything surpassing them (the latest example would be SNK 3). 1s weight way more than 10s
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-InfiniteLoop- said:
I wrote a script to detect bot accounts and ran it against the stats of Chihayafuru 3. It detected 340 bot accounts. I wrote the parameters to be a bit strict such that it's less likely to give false positives but the downside is that it might give false negatives as well and therefore not detecting a bot account.
Also it's not perfect. I may need to do some tweaks here and there but anyways here's the 340 accounts it detected. If anyone finds any false positives (i.e. real account that was detected as a bot) please let me know.

Accounts


The script is like only 60 something lines and it didn't take that long to write. Heh I wonder how much time and resources the person creating all these bots took.
Edit: Oh yeah and I noticed the person creating bots recently started modifying stuff to make it harder to detect his accounts. This script won't detect those, for now it detects the somewhat easier to detect ones but I may have an idea on how to detect those. Not sure if I'll actually bother to implement it though.

@Linaeris - Did you manually make that list of accounts or did you also write a script?

Btw if anyone wants I could run the script on some other anime as well.

@Luna - Your post was really well written. Although do admins not have some mass blocking feature?


I only checked 20 accounts, and found no false positives, so I think that your script works quite well (assuming normal distribution, the probability is quite small to have any). Funny to see that some favorite characters are added sometimes, and other series (as Vinland) like Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru, KnY, BnHA, SAO get 10/10 (also, Chihayafuru S3 is sometimes dropped, sometimes in "watching" mode, etc). As it was mentioned previously, Aria is also targeted.
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Yes I did this manually. I have been keeping an eye for Chihayafuru 3 ratings for more less 2 weeks. The account list, like I mentioned earlier, are cases which I couldn't find any other reason for existence than to downvote Chihayafuru 3 (sometimes with addition of downvoting/upvoting other shows as well). The empty lines between indicate different times of activity in more less chronological order for last more less 2-3 weeks (assumption being that they might be created by different people). Some of them had made their lists private but time of creation and statistics such as episode count, number of titles, naming patterns and so on indicate that each group were done by single individual.
The two cases of double accounts (second and third group I might reconsider before deleting both accounts as some people create 2 accounts and in a "heat of a moment" downvote a show which may overtake their favorite - maybe deleting one of each).
Fourth group (4 accounts) is kinda patternless (other than downvoting Chihayafuru), they are rating trolls without a doubt but not necessary multiple accounts (maybe besides lakshya272 as the name suggest it might belong to the biggest group).


Also I have seen strange occurrence in Chihayafuru 3 ratings on anilist website 3 or 4 days ago where suddenly number of "4" suddenly jumped from 1 to 6 when Chihayafuru were to overtake BnHA 4. It is kinda interesting seeing that happen on other ratings sites as well in a similar time and circumstances.
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Nov 17, 2019 5:34 AM

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Mass down voting has been a thing for quite some time so this is nothing new.


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Nov 17, 2019 5:38 AM
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I havent seen Chihaya yet so I dont know why is this happening.

When snk4 came out and started to get 9s and 10s, a lot of fmab fans created new acc to lower the score but, why would chihaya be the target of this bullying?
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Nov 17, 2019 5:47 AM

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@Luchse

Ofc it is nothing new but users were able to report illegal accounts earlier and things were kept more less in order as there weren't so many things to keep an eye on for mods and administrators and things weren't happening so fast in the industry.
That is why I suggested back then an idea to automatically deleting accounts that haven't been used in any way for a year besides activity in the time of creation. Sadly it wasn't implemented.

Also Chihayafuru 3 is a rather niche anime (suffering big time as far as ratings go when being downvoted) which actually has many great things about it that I believe many people would enjoy, unfortunately it is often dismissed for all the wrong reasons.
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First we have the FMAB score bug, which let stupid enraged fanboys of the show downgrading SNK S3 pt 2 score. The show would still be the 2nd best rated of all time if it wasn't for those attacks.

After that, we had Kimetsu no Yaiba, which still has a 8.94 score. MAL community is defending the show as being one of the best of all time only for a 3 minute fight scene with a plotline of "friendship power".

And now Chihayafuru 3 is being attacked just for the sake of it.


This is legit the best year I had with watching anime. But thanks to this community, I've legitimately have never been so uninterested in it. At least for me, discussing the show and actually being part of the community was part of the experience of being an anime fan. And right now, no matter where I go, most of the community is unbearable
 
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Since the war between snk and fma the troll accounts haven't stopped at any time.

Kimi no Na Wa has lost 0,03
Gintama 0,05
Logh 0,06
3-gatsu 2 0,04
Maison Ikkoku 0,12
Shoujo Kakumei Utena 0,03
Ashita no Joe 0,14
Ashita no Joe 2 0,16

This are only a few of the affected anime. It's so sad.
 
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Meusnier said:
-InfiniteLoop- said:
I wrote a script to detect bot accounts and ran it against the stats of Chihayafuru 3. It detected 340 bot accounts. I wrote the parameters to be a bit strict such that it's less likely to give false positives but the downside is that it might give false negatives as well and therefore not detecting a bot account.
Also it's not perfect. I may need to do some tweaks here and there but anyways here's the 340 accounts it detected. If anyone finds any false positives (i.e. real account that was detected as a bot) please let me know.

Accounts


The script is like only 60 something lines and it didn't take that long to write. Heh I wonder how much time and resources the person creating all these bots took.
Edit: Oh yeah and I noticed the person creating bots recently started modifying stuff to make it harder to detect his accounts. This script won't detect those, for now it detects the somewhat easier to detect ones but I may have an idea on how to detect those. Not sure if I'll actually bother to implement it though.

@Linaeris - Did you manually make that list of accounts or did you also write a script?

Btw if anyone wants I could run the script on some other anime as well.

@Luna - Your post was really well written. Although do admins not have some mass blocking feature?


I only checked 20 accounts, and found no false positives, so I think that your script works quite well (assuming normal distribution, the probability is quite small to have any). Funny to see that some favorite characters are added sometimes, and other series (as Vinland) like Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru, KnY, BnHA, SAO get 10/10 (also, Chihayafuru S3 is sometimes dropped, sometimes in "watching" mode, etc). As it was mentioned previously, Aria is also targeted.
this issue is getting out of hanvd when the fans are blaming other anime that had a lower score and hated since forever.


 
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this issue is getting out of hanvd when the fans are blaming other anime that had a lower score and hated since forever.[/quote]

Yes indeed, but it may hopefully have positive side effects. Now, I start to be really intrigued by Aria and might check it later! Hope the same works for Chihayafuru.
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First we have the FMAB score bug, which let stupid enraged fanboys of the show downgrading SNK S3 pt 2 score. The show would still be the 2nd best rated of all time if it wasn't for those attacks.

No, you do know that was a glitch in the database right? On topic, though score isn't meant to be taken seriously on any site imo.
 
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Another multiple accounts case but this time upvoting Chihayafuru 3 and... not downvoting anything in most cases (currently 400)



I understand where it is coming from but please you don't need to do that.

Edit: adding new accounts

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Chihayafuru 3 with a 10% of 1's due to trolling and hating. This is what MAL community has become. Nothing more to add. I hope moderator do something to erradicate this no sense.

It has always been like this post Sword Art Online era. That's when the community took a drastic change in the overal scoring attitude. Cowboy Bebop used to sit on number 1. As wel as Gurren Lagann and Clanned the After Story. People rate shows in a different manner nowadays, especially due to MAL score's playing a huge factor to people's frail nature.
 
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After that, we had Kimetsu no Yaiba, which still has a 8.94 score. MAL community is defending the show as being one of the best of all time only for a 3 minute fight scene with a plotline of "friendship power".

Family love power not friendship power.
 
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thiago52192 said:
First we have the FMAB score bug, which let stupid enraged fanboys of the show downgrading SNK S3 pt 2 score. The show would still be the 2nd best rated of all time if it wasn't for those attacks.

After that, we had Kimetsu no Yaiba, which still has a 8.94 score. MAL community is defending the show as being one of the best of all time only for a 3 minute fight scene with a plotline of "friendship power".

And now Chihayafuru 3 is being attacked just for the sake of it.


This is legit the best year I had with watching anime. But thanks to this community, I've legitimately have never been so uninterested in it. At least for me, discussing the show and actually being part of the community was part of the experience of being an anime fan. And right now, no matter where I go, most of the community is unbearable


People like KnY for more than just the fight scene in episode 19. I know you've basically made it your mission to call it overrated in any thread you can, but don't be disingenuous.
 
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It was never relevant to begin with.

Do you have any idea just how many people, or alts gave low/high scores to how many shows just to manipulare overall rankings, even for less known shows that can't be detected immediately?
I will never forgive myself for adding voice actress Inori Minase to MAL database.
 
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Tropisch said:
thiago52192 said:
First we have the FMAB score bug, which let stupid enraged fanboys of the show downgrading SNK S3 pt 2 score. The show would still be the 2nd best rated of all time if it wasn't for those attacks.

No, you do know that was a glitch in the database right? On topic, though score isn't meant to be taken seriously on any site imo.

Yes, that's why I said as "FMAB score bug". But what happend to SNK S3 pt 2 score wasn't a glitch

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thiago52192 said:
After that, we had Kimetsu no Yaiba, which still has a 8.94 score. MAL community is defending the show as being one of the best of all time only for a 3 minute fight scene with a plotline of "friendship power".

Family love power not friendship power.
I'm aware of that. I stated as "friendship power" because that's the crticism most people are familiar with, and it basically applies to any kind of "strong bond" power

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thiago52192 said:

After that, we had Kimetsu no Yaiba, which still has a 8.94 score. MAL community is defending the show as being one of the best of all time only for a 3 minute fight scene with a plotline of "friendship power".


People like KnY for more than just the fight scene in episode 19. I know you've basically made it your mission to call it overrated in any thread you can, but don't be disingenuous.


People do like the show for more then the episode 19, but most of them certainly started to treated as one of the best shows of all time after it. And I'm not pulling that out of my ass, as you're trying to imply. This has been proved by MAL's statistics a long time ago: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1803617
 
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thiago52192 said:
Tropisch said:

No, you do know that was a glitch in the database right? On topic, though score isn't meant to be taken seriously on any site imo.

Yes, that's why I said as "FMAB score bug". But what happend to SNK S3 pt 2 score wasn't a glitch

bastek66 said:

Family love power not friendship power.
I'm aware of that. I stated as "friendship power" because that's the crticism most people are familiar with, and it basically applies to any kind of "strong bond" power

TsukuyomiREKT said:


People like KnY for more than just the fight scene in episode 19. I know you've basically made it your mission to call it overrated in any thread you can, but don't be disingenuous.


People do like the show for more then the episode 19, but most of them certainly started to treated as one of the best shows of all time after it. And I'm not pulling that out of my ass, as you're trying to imply. This has been proved by MAL's statistics a long time ago: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1803617


I'm not saying that you're making it up. I know the show got way more popular after ep 19 aired. It's just disingenuous to act like the hype that episode created around the show was the sole reason that anyone praised it.
 
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What the fuck is this
I pity these people downvoting a really good anime like Chihayafuru

I currently watchin this anime anime and this deserve an 8.50 + on how the story is progressing and now last time i seen it, its on 8.15 now its become 7.8 like cmon bruh

Thats so obvious that these retards shaming on this because this anime is top on the list in terms of rating and quality.The latest episode is probably one of the best this season.

Well i dont mind the scores in MAL they are shit even before but this is disturbing to see
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Is the issue of people making alternate accounts to lower/increase ratings that serious? Or is it just a very select few people?
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Is the issue of people making alternate accounts to lower/increase ratings that serious? Or is it just a very select few people?
It actually is a rather serious issue. The ones partaking in that are usually die hard fans of a certain show and if you take your time to go through the sea of 1's you'd be able to easily distinguish from whence they came from.


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There are now bots spamming 10's. Ah, always fascinating to see feeble minds at work
 
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