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12-03-2019 at 03:30 PM
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It has begun

I have spoken!

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  1. Desidious's Avatar

    They could just be testing it but gave me a reason to put this up.

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  2. timmell's Avatar

    You have spoken?

    then


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  3. Marcade's Avatar

    The LIKE Corruption continues...

  4. RTM's Avatar

    It is highly likely that the "stats" which have nothing to do with scores...credibility, "likes", tracks founded...would not have been impacted by any gamer "ban" put into effect.

    Otherwise all tracks founded or partially founded with submission points from this gamer would have to be unfounded, thus any scores linked thus far would not have a home. Same for scores "accepted" which contained an "Accept" vote from this gamer...can't throw them back into the submission/review queue because of that.

    Neither would have worked, so only the black-and-white changes were put into effect, those that are straight-forward otherwise it would have been chaos.

    The associated impact on record count and ESI rating were affected commensurately. My own went down, in fact, and I can understand why due to the way the algorithem seems to work.

    Isn't the score removal enough ?

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  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    i think his cred should go to. it serves no purpose since he cant vote and it looks awkward calling him the second most "credible".

    i get his "likes" staying, and i'l. admit its the right call as the posts he made that others liked are still as likeable regardless of his other behavior. i got so excited over the prospect of moving up in likes that i lost site of the fact it wouldnt make sense to remove his likes

  6. RTM's Avatar

    You have a point about the cred...makes me wonder if it was either ignored or intentionally allowed to remain because of complex programming needed to wipe it out.

    Depending on how "inter-woven" the various TG programs are changing one stat could adversely impact a whole host of other areas within the site. I'm not sure every scenario was tested. For example, someone with "over 4000" cred opens a dispute and at some point they are either banned with a cred removal OR they somehow dip below the 4000 mark...does that adversely impact the earlier dispute ? If functional lookup values/stats are involved in various elements of the site then things like this could unfortunately happen.

    I'd write to Jace and ask him if there is a reason why cred was not removed...he would likely have an explanation at hand.

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  7. The Evener's Avatar

    As a point of comparison I was curious what happened to TG metrics with Todd Rogers' ban, but when reading through the Skiing dispute, I see that there's an account with no associated user, but in the "quote" replies I see that the account belonged to Dave Yancey.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/175571-Dispute-John-McAllister-Atari-2600-VCS-Skiing-NTSC-Game-03-Difficulty-BB-Fastest-Time-Player-Todd-Rogers-Score-27-51/page8?p=918032#post918032

    Google searches still point to (previously) valid profile links, but they ultimately point an an "user has not registered" message:

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/david-yancey/rankings

    Maybe I missed the news - anyone know what's up? Was this a case of self-sabotage? I didn't think that TG did pure purges like that since it completely f**ks up the site metadata, making user-specific searches of forum posts impossible, not to mention the fact that TG has rejected previous user-driven requests to strip score metadata from the database.



    Updated 12-04-2019 at 04:43 PM by The Evener
  8. Garrett Holland's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by The Evener

    As a point of comparison I was curious what happened to TG metrics with Todd Rogers' ban, but when reading through the Skiing dispute, I see that there's an account with no associated user, but in the "quote" replies I see that the account belonged to Dave Yancey.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/175571-Dispute-John-McAllister-Atari-2600-VCS-Skiing-NTSC-Game-03-Difficulty-BB-Fastest-Time-Player-Todd-Rogers-Score-27-51/page8?p=918032#post918032

    Google searches still point to (previously) valid profile links, but they ultimately point an an "invalid user" message:

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/david-yancey/rankings

    Maybe I missed the news - anyone know what's up?


    I believe TG changed the structure of the URLs (not the URI, thank God), so even my own old bookmark that jumps to my own profile page returns that exact screen.

  9. The Evener's Avatar

    Thanks Garrett. But what's weird is if you go the Skiing dispute - let's use post #75 as an example, there's the usual "member" profile box except there's no user name listed, so you can't search their profile - it only retained a December 1969 join date, which I think is actually a birth date. From a quoted post, I see that the blank profile author of the message was David Yancey.

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  10. The Evener's Avatar

    Sorry folks - profile is still around so I'll dig further to see what's up. Sorry for the detour

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