Author Topic: Vote bots, online count cheating etc  (Read 3472 times)

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Vote bots, online count cheating etc
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:32:42 PM »
This has been brought up on several occasions and I do realize it is an issue.  While this is unfortunately something hard to police, there are certain things we can do to help reduce it.   

I will admit I've been kinda neglecting this service but rest assured it is not forgotten.  Now that it's summer I probably won't do anything for a while but I do have plans to add more features, better security, and improve on some stuff like the graphs, maybe even more stats.  I've actually been wanting to add graph/history on data points for my home automation system, so I'll probably use the same code.

As a side note I've been wanting to look into a way to somewhat monetize this site, but I also don't want to do anything drastic or that would impede the experience.  I was thinking of maybe allowing vote buying, or be placed in a "featured shard" spot on top, but I also don't want to "sell out".  I am open to suggestions on what people feel is appropriate.  I may simply just stick with the existing ads. (but let's be honest everyone uses an ad blocker these days. :P )

Speaking of ads, rest assured I will NEVER use popups or obnoxious ads/methods like modals that defeat you from using the site.


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