Rate this (as many times as you want)

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  • #1048428

    tuffbucket
    Member

    With an ipad, one can run up the “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” ratings of any comment. This has led to a competition or a contest of wills in some cases, rather than relatively honest fedback. Any fixes?

    The blog I need help with is mypnbc.com.

    #1048615

    timethief
    Member

    I would disable the ratings but I believe Staff may have another approach so I have flagged this thread for their attention.

    #1048634

    tuffbucket
    Member

    Thanks.

    #1048649

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, definitely disable rating if that is a concern for you. It’s just part of human nature that folks can use a system incorrectly to their own advantage.

    #1048650

    macmanx
    Staff

    Of course, if you know who’s doing it, you could blacklist them via Settings -> Discussion too.

    #1048667

    tuffbucket
    Member

    I have disabled the ratings. Maybe I am mistaken but I thought only one Nero rating per computer was allowed by WordPress. The Ipad seemed to change that. Is that correct?
    I can blacklist urls from making comments, but how is it done for the ratings alone? I really don’t know who it was that was participating, anyway. How would I find that?

    #1048668

    macmanx
    Staff

    Maybe I am mistaken but I thought only one Nero rating per computer was allowed by WordPress.

    Only one rating per computer is allowed, but this is tracked via cookies. If someone wanted to “game” the system, they could use multiple browsers, or clear their cookies, or block cookies entirely. As with anything, if someone wants to misuse something, they’ll find a way.

    I can blacklist urls from making comments, but how is it done for the ratings alone?

    You can’t block them from rating, but if you block them from commenting, it might discourage them from playing their little game.

    I really don’t know who it was that was participating, anyway. How would I find that?

    It’s hard to tell for sure. Sometimes the offender makes their behavior clear through attitude of their comments.

    #1048669

    tuffbucket
    Member

    Got it. Thanks for the time.

    #1048670

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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