Old Yesterday, 12:11 PM   #1
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the voting sweeps

or what ever you call them,

for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I've read Literotica are supposed to run a thing that eliminates votes that have been cast fraudulently -say 2 or more of the same IP address. they are supposed to run them once a month or once a week I can't remember which. they also run them if you ask -if you think there might be suspicious voting activity on one of your stories.

anyway I've noticed now that the number of votes I have has hopped around not once but a few times now in the last few days. I mean the votes have dropped and then they've crept back up and then they've dropped again.

I'm assuming they're sweep related, because as far as I know there is no way you can delete a vote once its cast.

any ideas?
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM   #2
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The Winter Holidays contest has just ended.

There is usually a major sweep just before the winners are announced. Although that sweep seems to concentrate on the contest entries, it also seems to spill over on to other stories.

We don't know how the sweeps work, because if we did, some people would try to beat the system.
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM   #3
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Yes, you can delete your own vote - if you're logged on. If you go to the last page of the story, YOUR vote will be shown in the stars. You can change it to any number or none which effectively removes it.

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or what ever you call them,

for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I've read Literotica are supposed to run a thing that eliminates votes that have been cast fraudulently -say 2 or more of the same IP address. they are supposed to run them once a month or once a week I can't remember which. they also run them if you ask -if you think there might be suspicious voting activity on one of your stories.

anyway I've noticed now that the number of votes I have has hopped around not once but a few times now in the last few days. I mean the votes have dropped and then they've crept back up and then they've dropped again.

I'm assuming they're sweep related, because as far as I know there is no way you can delete a vote once its cast.

any ideas?
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 PM   #4
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Yes, you can delete your own vote - if you're logged on. If you go to the last page of the story, YOUR vote will be shown in the stars. You can change it to any number or none which effectively removes it.
Hmmm, I've tried and can't do this.

(Ogg - you now have another 5* on one of your stories.)
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Hmmm, I've tried and can't do this.

(Ogg - you now have another 5* on one of your stories.)
I stand corrected. I see the vote but can't change it. Either they changed how it works or my memory is faulty. Any bets on which?
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