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May 7, 2021 8:59 PM
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I’m a huge Black Clover fan and all i can say is - what the hell? Seriously, every BC character was botted THAT HEAVILY? The higher rated ones almost all lost 1k, Asta and Yami both lost like 3k.
May 7, 2021 9:11 PM
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Thank you for the recalculation, my confusion and concern is gone now. And now It's great to see how the characters is at the numbers they should be.
May 7, 2021 9:20 PM

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Thank you, even though it did drop a few of my favorites. It was badly needed. Let the chips fall where they may.
May 7, 2021 9:30 PM

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This is really helpful and its good to see something is be done about it.

May 7, 2021 10:11 PM

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Holy shit these people need to get a fucking job.
May 7, 2021 11:11 PM
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lmao ngl some of the characters like Emilia or Ichigo losing that many favorites is kind of sad in a hilarious way.

Someone was really salty that their fave girl wasn't the most popular one.
May 8, 2021 12:06 AM
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Seriously, are all the favs of these characters real?? I've never even seen anyone have her as their favorite. please check it out.
https://myanimelist.net/character/194391/Minami_Suzuhara
May 8, 2021 12:16 AM
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Scordolo said:
IronicExArmFan said:
Also, do something about the Vivy bots! They are artificially inflating the score of the anime while deflating the score of nearly every other anime airing this season.

Ok so if you don't like an anime and that has a high score it is done by bots?Lol people have different opinions.Grow up.


Thing is, it's not just the anime I enjoy. Nearly every other anime this season has been affected.
May 8, 2021 12:18 AM

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IronicExArmFan said:
Scordolo said:

Ok so if you don't like an anime and that has a high score it is done by bots?Lol people have different opinions.Grow up.


Thing is, it's not just the anime I enjoy. Nearly every other anime this season has been affected.

That's old news.Btw when this season finishes those who dropped the anime way earlier those scores don't count.

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May 8, 2021 12:29 AM
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Scordolo said:
IronicExArmFan said:


Thing is, it's not just the anime I enjoy. Nearly every other anime this season has been affected.

That's old news.Btw when this season finishes those who dropped the anime way earlier those scores don't count.


Even so, we have seen instances of scores dropping down a lot AFTER the anime finished. Not all dropped scores are ignored. Some may have went past the 1/5 threshold before dropping the anime, so, despite them having dropped the anime, their scores still count. That also means that those who haven't dropped the anime but still haven't watched at least 1/5 of the anime will not have the scores counted (includes high ratings).
May 8, 2021 12:31 AM

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IronicExArmFan said:
Scordolo said:

That's old news.Btw when this season finishes those who dropped the anime way earlier those scores don't count.


Even so, we have seen instances of scores dropping down a lot AFTER the anime finished. Not all dropped scores are ignored. Some may have went past the 1/5 threshold before dropping the anime, so, despite them having dropped the anime, their scores still count. That also means that those who haven't dropped the anime but still haven't watched at least 1/5 of the anime will not have the scores counted (includes high ratings).

Btw how to convert 1/5 into episode count for a 13 episode series?

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my day just got better.
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my happiness is immeasurable and my day is made
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May 8, 2021 1:29 AM
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Scordolo said:
IronicExArmFan said:


Even so, we have seen instances of scores dropping down a lot AFTER the anime finished. Not all dropped scores are ignored. Some may have went past the 1/5 threshold before dropping the anime, so, despite them having dropped the anime, their scores still count. That also means that those who haven't dropped the anime but still haven't watched at least 1/5 of the anime will not have the scores counted (includes high ratings).

Btw how to convert 1/5 into episode count for a 13 episode series?


In that case, it would be at least 3 episodes. 3 is the lowest integer that is greater than 13/5, which results in 2.6.
May 8, 2021 1:31 AM
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I noticed botting when 5-6 characters from Demon slayer (kimetsu no yaiba) popped of in 10k favorites in a single day.
May 8, 2021 1:34 AM
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Recalculate the scores (ratings) too... they manipulate scores too.
May 8, 2021 1:56 AM
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This is great, now do this with people (voice actors, singers etc)
May 8, 2021 2:53 AM

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People here celebrating their favs rising and mourning their favs dropping, and here I am with favs few to no people care about to actually bot lmao
Hello can you please watch Kitaku-bu Katsudou Kiroku
May 8, 2021 2:59 AM

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This is getting ridiculous. MAL needs a verification system to make sure that no one has duplicate accounts and block bots from being created. When it gets this extreme then extreme measures need to be implemented. Old inactive accounts can be ignored but current and new accounts need verification.
May 8, 2021 3:42 AM

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i dont care that much about these ratings but nice to see more precise one
May 8, 2021 3:56 AM

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TheGon said:
You should also take a look at the Score for some anime / manga. I have already identified several people giving low marks just to see their favorite show in a higher position.
only bot accounts will be affected not real ones.
HeshamJohnny said:
One Piece / KNY / Death Note FANBOYS DON'T KILL YOURSELVES Plz
and many more baby.
Mr_Srijan said:
This new system has also removed botting in the polls of episode discussion sections. Thank you for looking into and solving this problem.
oh wow! Cool.
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MHAisTrueKing said:
How are Akashi from Kuroko and Eugeo from sao botted?
Akashi was 8k before but now he's at 5k (approx. 35%)
Eugeo was 10k before but now he's at 2k (approx. 80%)
I don't believe this


Plenty of the changes don't make any sense. Same shit happened last year with the antibot system for scores, when plenty of anime for which there was no reason to suspect they were being score-botted suffered considerable score drops, while for others for which there were, actually never changed much.

I have no idea what the algorithm to remove the influence of botting was but whatever the case I just can't trust it.
let's be honest, it's not perfect but still good. There are a lot of things which aren't suspected.
PeetiMay 8, 2021 4:01 AM
"I think I wanted to attack something. Like betraying people or hurting people. And, well, it's not exactly nice, but hurting the readers too... In all honestly, I feel that's what I really wanted to do. For me, as a reader, when I think, "this manga will remain in my heart," it means, for example, it phenomenally hurt me: It's those kinds of experiences I'm after." - Pajime Hisayama (My favourite hurting author).
May 8, 2021 4:34 AM
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There is still no way for Lelouch to be first. He’s a good character but not that popular, so how is it possible ?
May 8, 2021 7:07 AM
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Neat,now do the same for the anime score.
May 8, 2021 7:15 AM

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This should be done once every year! So glad my top 10 wasn't affected much, Shonobu and Senjougahara both have 5% dupe favs so I guess monogatari fans are the real business 👏
May 8, 2021 7:35 AM
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Sakuta002766 said:
Why does demon slayer characters (side characters who didn't do shit) still has over 10k favorites?


Because it's popular af?
May 8, 2021 10:45 AM
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Sakuta002766 said:
Why does demon slayer characters (side characters who didn't do shit) still has over 10k favorites?

They all dropped HARD lol all of the minor side characters are 1000 and below
May 8, 2021 10:49 AM

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Good to see this fixed at last. Finally the fav character stats actually mean something again. Kind of funny that it had reached an extent that Gasai Yuno, the first character to get >1000 fake accounts (back before the ability to see favouriting users for a char was removed), but later stopped gaining these, actually went up in the rankings as a result of this.

A part of me is curious as to which is the character with the most favourites who was completely unaffected by this (or affected to a degree that would round to 0%)
kuuderes_shadowMay 8, 2021 10:56 AM
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club including weekly series ranks etc). <-- No longer being updated. Sorry.
*that there is data for

There is no such thing as shit taste. Only idiots who think everyone should have the same taste as they do.
May 8, 2021 11:29 AM
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Glad this got cleared up. I was a bit confused about the 10,000+ favorites for Gabi lmao
May 8, 2021 11:53 AM

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This wasn't keikaku doori
May 8, 2021 11:53 AM

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Some stats for character favourite changes:

Note - all data below is comparative between 4 weeks ago and today, not directly before and after the changes. Hence favourites gained in those 4 weeks show count as gains (if kept) or don't count as losses (if lost). This is why characters below show smaller % drops than in the opening post, and one character actually managed to increase.

Number over 100k - 6 -> 3
Number over 50k - 21 -> 12
Number over 20k - 84 -> 58
Number over 10k - 199 -> 152

Characters entering/reentering the top 100:
Kageyama Shigeo
Senkuu
Sora
Saiki Kusuo
Usopp
Ayanokouji Kiyotaka
Akabane Karma
Hinata Shouyou
Matoi Ryuuko
Emiya Kiritsugu
Tony Tony Chopper
Shiro

Characters leaving the top 100:
Fujiwara Chika - 30th to 101st
Izumi Konata - 82nd to 102nd
Nara Shikamaru - 99th to 106th
Natsuki Subaru - 100th to 107th
Ishigami Yuu - 47th to 108th
Kusanagi Motoko - 84th to 129th
Kamado Nezuko - 57th to 138th
Agatsuma Zenitsu - 60th to 143rd
Kochou Shinobu - 66th to 173rd
Hashibira Inosuke - 76th to 206th
Nakano Itsuki - 80th to 221st
Tomioka Giyuu - 79th to 242nd
Ichigo - 48th to 274th
Nanami Mami - 89th to 786th!

Smallest 5 numerical drops in previous top 100:
5th - Sakurajima Mai -1057
4th - Violet Evergarden -1054
3rd - Reigen Arataka -818
2nd - Tohsaka Rin - -446
1st - Gojou Satoru +868 (the only char to have gained over this 4 week period)

Biggest 5 numerical drops in previous top 100:
5th - Levi -41023
4th - Roronoa Zoro -43721
3rd - Yagami Light -41023
2nd - L -56067
1st - Monkey D Luffy -67377

Smallest 5 %age drops in previous top 100:
5th - Oshino Shinobu -3.6%
4th - Reigen Arataka -3.6%
3rd - Senjougahara Hitagi -3.4%
2nd - Tohsaka Rin -2.3%
1st - Gojou Satoru +3.5%

Biggest 5 %age drops in previous top 100:
5th - Hashibara Inosuke -65.0%
4th - Fujiwara Chika -67.2%
3rd - Tomioka Giyuu -68.5%
2nd - Ichigo -79.5%
1st - Nanami Mami -90.8%
(Emilia was 7th on this list with -63.4%)

Kiryuu Zero's favourite count is back to the same figure as it was in April 2015.
kuuderes_shadowMay 8, 2021 12:07 PM
Bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time* (and more in the same club including weekly series ranks etc). <-- No longer being updated. Sorry.
*that there is data for

There is no such thing as shit taste. Only idiots who think everyone should have the same taste as they do.
May 8, 2021 1:06 PM

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I really dont care who's topping here or there since Id mostly disagree on everothing, with my shit taste of anime haha. But yeah, good job fixing it.
May 8, 2021 2:13 PM

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I don't understand, what do these people gain by botting a character's meaningless favorite count?
May 8, 2021 2:53 PM

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we also need to do something about bots and duplicate accounts bumping up reviews
May 8, 2021 4:45 PM

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Levi is 2nd place, I got no complaints x)




May 8, 2021 6:51 PM
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Not going to lie, I expected Todoroki's score to drop dramatically. I guess his favorites are legit.

For some reason
May 8, 2021 6:58 PM
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How the hell does this guy with no screen time have more favorites than Ishikawa and Yoshikawa? https://myanimelist.net/character/66975/Shin_Yasuda
May 8, 2021 7:19 PM

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Great job only sad thing is to see Ichigo tank hard she's better than zero two!
That said it was funny to see SNK go down.


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May 8, 2021 7:21 PM
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geya1816 said:
How the hell does this guy with no screen time have more favorites than Ishikawa and Yoshikawa? https://myanimelist.net/character/66975/Shin_Yasuda


It's definitely bots. There are some others minor and random characters who are in the same situation, like Gerudo from Tensei Slime series, mostly Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba side characters, Mami Nanami from Rent-A-Girlfriend and Ichigo from Darling in the Franxx. Shin Yasuda probably has 10 or less real favorites, no more than that. As a result, Shin has no real character development and uninteresting backdrop.
May 8, 2021 8:52 PM

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I find it hard to believe that people have the time and effort to do this kind of sh!t lol
May 8, 2021 11:26 PM
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May 8, 2021 11:41 PM

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_AbAdA_ said:
This should be done once every year! So glad my top 10 wasn't affected much, Shonobu and Senjougahara both have 5% dupe favs so I guess monogatari fans are the real business 👏
that's in the lowest list of top 100. Only 5%. Bravo.
"I think I wanted to attack something. Like betraying people or hurting people. And, well, it's not exactly nice, but hurting the readers too... In all honestly, I feel that's what I really wanted to do. For me, as a reader, when I think, "this manga will remain in my heart," it means, for example, it phenomenally hurt me: It's those kinds of experiences I'm after." - Pajime Hisayama (My favourite hurting author).
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https://myanimelist.net/character/194391/Minami_Suzuhara

I am now tired of saying , please correct this shit , She only appear in 1 ep and haven't done anything worth mentioning in Wonder egg priority
May 9, 2021 12:08 AM

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geya1816 said:
How the hell does this guy with no screen time have more favorites than Ishikawa and Yoshikawa? https://myanimelist.net/character/66975/Shin_Yasuda
whatt 😂😂😂 I laughed seeing this , MAL haven't clear up all the problems yet ,
May 9, 2021 12:37 AM

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Who was out here favorite duping Ichigo and Lelouch still #1 lesss goooo
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Sakuta002766 said:
Why does demon slayer characters (side characters who didn't do shit) still has over 10k favorites?


It fixed. Sabito (the guy only shown for a episode) had over 12k and after the purge he has 500 now. Also Tanjiro was ahead of Joseph Joestar, Roy Mustang etc. but now they both are way ahead of Tanjiro lol.
May 9, 2021 4:04 AM
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Some characters are still botted, 10 characters from Wataten got botten by 450 favourites each over night quite a while back. You removed the ones from the main cast and Koyori Tanemura but 5 supporting characters still have their +450 favourites boost

https://myanimelist.net/character/164027/Kanon_Konomori
https://myanimelist.net/character/169042/Yuuna_Matsumoto
https://myanimelist.net/character/164025/Kouko_Matsumoto
https://myanimelist.net/character/170605/Emily_Himesaka
https://myanimelist.net/character/169926/Chizuru_Hoshino
May 9, 2021 4:16 AM
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Why does it seem like the character favourite numbers never seem to be going up?? Even with growth in this websites popularity. You'd think numbers would be increasing, quite weird.. I wonder how there bot removal system works.
May 9, 2021 8:25 AM

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No one's talking about how Gerudo (from Slime Isekai) went from having over 12000 favourites to a meagre 200. That guy had around 99% bots.
May 9, 2021 9:13 AM

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yo! Big boss! It's related to popularity botting not score botting, so will the top popular anime and manga fake accounts will also be removed?

Mod Edit: Removed quote of entire first post.
KinetaMay 9, 2021 2:46 PM
"I think I wanted to attack something. Like betraying people or hurting people. And, well, it's not exactly nice, but hurting the readers too... In all honestly, I feel that's what I really wanted to do. For me, as a reader, when I think, "this manga will remain in my heart," it means, for example, it phenomenally hurt me: It's those kinds of experiences I'm after." - Pajime Hisayama (My favourite hurting author).
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Roevhaal said:
Some characters are still botted, 10 characters from Wataten got botten by 450 favourites each over night quite a while back. You removed the ones from the main cast and Koyori Tanemura but 5 supporting characters still have their +450 favourites boost

https://myanimelist.net/character/164027/Kanon_Konomori
https://myanimelist.net/character/169042/Yuuna_Matsumoto
https://myanimelist.net/character/164025/Kouko_Matsumoto
https://myanimelist.net/character/170605/Emily_Himesaka
https://myanimelist.net/character/169926/Chizuru_Hoshino


I think Gabi from AoT also falls in this category too, she fell from over 14k favs to 1236 favs right away after the recalculation, but within a span of 1 and a 1/2 days she has once again risen to 1359 rapidly.

The bots seem to be quite persistent in what they are doing so I have some doubts regarding how long the effects of this whole recalculation will actually last lol. They need to be removed yet again right away otherwise they'd just keep boosting the member favourites just like they did before.
"There's no such thing as a painless lesson, they just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can't gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you'll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah... a heart made full-metal."

~Edward Elric
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