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Offline Moodkiller

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Members can like their own posts
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:29:10 pm »
Not too sure if there is anything else that happens behind the scenes, but Moodkiller can "like" Moodkiller posted uploads. 

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Re: Members can like their own posts
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 05:15:15 pm »
This was true on Nyaa as well, but I don't know if it's really worth going after. It's pretty much impossible to prevent if someone wants to give them self a like.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 09:55:12 am »
That is true. Hmm, well I would say it would be easy? While I know nothing much about web code, wouldn't it be possible to have the "like" function for that user disabled/greyed out? And if statement if you like. If logged on users name = submitter or groups name then no like

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Re: Members can like their own posts
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 10:11:11 am »
Any good proxy can bypass that and then one can rape his releases with likes.
I'd be careful before driving them towards that solution, it'll be tempting for them then.

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Re: Members can like their own posts
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 03:53:06 pm »
@Moodkiller, you can go like all my uploads, if liking your own makes you feel bad  :trollface:

Seriously tho, The like button isn't used often to begin with. On average, I see most uploads only getting 2-3 likes.

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Re: Members can like their own posts
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:39:27 pm »
That is true. Hmm, well I would say it would be easy? While I know nothing much about web code, wouldn't it be possible to have the "like" function for that user disabled/greyed out? And if statement if you like. If logged on users name = submitter or groups name then no like

As Lenmaer said, anyone can just proxy in and like themselves. Or just logout and like from their own IP (system doesn't check for this). Or just use their phone on a cell network for another IP. All sorts of ways.

It's not really solvable, because this is a public tracker. If you restrict likes to only logged in users, I fully expect them to go virtually unused because most public users are lazy as hell or untrusting of an account system. Conversely, if it's available for anyone to use, it will likely be abused a ton. Not that it has so far, it seems, but it's still there.