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posted ago by bouki

How much vote manipulation are those jerks on Reddit doing? Imagine when we get the full user base on here?

Can we count that high?

How much vote manipulation are those jerks on Reddit doing? Imagine when we get the full user base on here? Can we count that high?
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isaac 4 points ago

A post's score has never* been a true 1:1 upvote ratio. A better word is score, but we say upvotes because it's better. When reddit changed their sitewide algorithm a couple years ago, there were some posts that had ~10k upvotes that were adjusted and became over 100k. There is probably a logarithm or square root somewhere in their algorithm.

That being said, given our activity rate, upvote rate, and subscriber rate. /r/the_donald should have much higher scores. They change the rules and add new 'features' to their backend just for us, as shown when they tested it out and it was wrong and many trump faces were on /r/all with zero points.

Also bots. It's trivially easy to make a reddit bot. Heck, I made one as my very first python project. Here somebody would need at least some experience to make a bot.