62364Re: manpageview rating dive
- Sep 1, 2011Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Charles Campbell wrote:Nice bit of sleuthing! So perhaps the large downvoting is due to bots
>> Charles Campbell wrote:
>>> I recently checked my plugins' ratings:
>>> 08/09/11 script 677/279/10776: Manpageview.vim
>>> 08/31/11 script -133/1094/10866: Manpageview.vim
>>> This seems like an odd thing -- is this preparation for a general
>>> bombing of plugins' ratings?
>> I should explain this a bit more. The rating for Manpageview on
>> August 9, 2011 was 677, with 279 people having rated it, and 10776
>> having downloaded it.
>> On August 31, 2011, the rating was -133, 1094 people having rated it,
>> and 10866 having downloaded it.
>> It is odd that Manpageview received -810 in karma when there were only
>> 90 additional downloaders over that time period. Did irc have a
>> anti-Chip attack? Is someone testing a bot to destroy multiple
>> plugins' ratings?
> Can't find it currently, but someone mentioned in the not-so-distant
> past that some search engine(s) grabbed the down-vote URL when crawling
> www.vim.org. In this case, googling:
> site:www.vim.org inurl:unfulfilling
> (where 'unfulfilling' is the 'rating' value for a down-vote) comes up
> with exactly one result for me:
> ManPageView - Viewer for manpages, gnu info, perldoc, and php …
> With the link: (...'s to prevent clicking)
> And I may have accidentally just downvoted it myself, by hovering over
> the result (which pops up a preview).
> Seems like the ratings should only use $_POST (PHP var), but they appear
> to be using $_GET, too.
such as google, yahoo, bing, etc., and I suppose Manpageview can expect
a continuing more-of-the-same.
Bram: any chance that this situation can be fixed?
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