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in #utopian-io6 years ago (edited) recently updated the anti bot section of the bot script. The new update I believe has some flaws that would allow cheaters get extra upvotes.

For example, if you got 33 upvotes from bots, you would get -2.5 and those who are getting only one bot vote on them are also getting -2.5. Only major abusers who are using hordes of bots are getting the penalty.

So, I am suggesting the following algorithm change to make the bot more supportive of quality content. The code is presented below:

       if (foundBots > 0) {
                                    vote = vote - 2.5;

                                    if (foundBots > 4) {
                                      vote = vote - 2.5;

                                    if (foundBots > 8) {
                                      vote = vote - 5;

                                    if (foundBots > 12) {
                                      vote = vote - 10;

                                    suggestions.push('Utopian has detected ' + foundBots + ' bot votes. I am the only bot you should love!!');

A image of the changes I made to the algorithm is added below. Link to pull request (pull request number is 25).

Also, I am not a professonal javascript coder. Admin, please review the code for errors before merging.


This proposed pull request will penalize bot users as follows:

Those who use 1-3 bots will get -2.5 voting power.

Those who use 4-7 bots will get -5 voting power.

Those who use 8-11 bots will get -10 voting power.

Those who use 12 or more bots will get -20 voting power. This would probably set the rewards to 1% vote. Please suggest changes if you found any mistake in my post.

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This may be better. I'm no expert when it comes to code, but this could be better than some of the alternatives. I am not using bots, but I probably would. Some may feel that bots are maybe too unfair. It is kind of like rich people finding tax loop-holes and ways to evade taxes and stuff both legally and illegally. Some people do not like rich people. So, this is all about the spirit of making things fair. I would focus on making more bots that rewards better content as opposed to trying to counter unfair bots, perhaps. Good work with the code suggestions.

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