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Almighty Dreadlock
01-20-2018 at 09:40 AM
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Is there a secret purge of the TG database going on?

I do not engage in idle speculation, so this post shall contain solely facts, and no conjecture.

Fact #1: some months ago, I observed that the number of correct votes I had cast was within a few dozen of the total number of votes cast. The difference between the two figures is much larger than the number of wrong votes, so the balance of votes must have been on cancelled submissions (many of which got removed by the vote editing bug, which still plagues this site).

Fact #2: between 6 and 21 Dec 2017, my TGCR dropped by several hundred. At this time, I received no notifications of having made a wrong voting decision.

Fact #3: earlier this month, I noticed that the difference between my total votes and correct votes figures had increased hugely, going from a few dozen to over two hundred. Since the wrong votes figure remained the same, I surmise that over 100 of my formerly correct votes were somehow removed from my voting record.

Fact #4: the statistics which enabled me to notice the alterations of my voting figures are now no longer provided by my profile page. Like so many of my formerly correct votes, they have disappeared.

Fact #5: it is impossible that I am the sole TG member to recently experience a curiously small drop in TGCR. There must be a logical explanation for the occurrence, which affects every member in the same way.

Put together, what do all of these facts indicate? Perhaps Twin Galaxies would let us in on the secret.
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  1. Barthax's Avatar
    I realise that would only account for part of what you're describing but check the disputes resolved forum - it could be some correct votes have been overturned. If so, that would increase the disparity and reduce CR.
  2. Almighty Dreadlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Barthax
    I realise that would only account for part of what you're describing but check the disputes resolved forum - it could be some correct votes have been overturned. If so, that would increase the disparity and reduce CR.
    I think my TGCR has been affected by three or so disputes. Since I'm talking about hundreds of my votes' no longer being counted as correct, here, I very much doubt dispute outcomes are a factor.
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  3. Almighty Dreadlock's Avatar

    Just making a note that, within the last few hours, my CR has been reduced from almost 47,100 to 46,792. So, that's another hundred or so votes wiped from my record. When the figure goes above 47,000 again, will be on the lookout for another mysterious "adjustment".

    Updated 08-14-2018 at 04:58 PM by Almighty Dreadlock
  4. lexmark's Avatar

    For what it's worth, my cred dropped by a strange/unusual 44 points about 3-ish weeks ago. It's back up to normal now as of either yesterday or earlier today.



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  5. Almighty Dreadlock's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark
    For what it's worth, my cred dropped by a strange/unusual 44 points about 3-ish weeks ago. It's back up to normal now as of either yesterday or earlier today.
    Looks like they got you again. My CR magically restored itself, so maybe admin is just poking us, to see if we're awake.
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