I will take the time to let my readers comment on the most popular post right now on Reddit/EVE, how the Mittani’s website got a site wide ban on Reddit.com:
Poetic Stanziel did a fine job summarizing what happened in one paragraph:
How did it start? A disgruntled staff writer, knowing that TMdC used an upvote brigade to get their articles ranked onto the front pages of /r/eve, /r/leagueoflegends, /r/worldoftanks, and /r/gaming (among others), decided to report that to the Reddit authorities. Using vote brigades to increase the visibility of posts is expressly forbidden by Reddit’s terms of service.
You can read the rest of his article here.
I have selected a few gold comments from the +350 threadnought on reddit:
Poor @FunkyBacon. By accidentally posting to the wrong subreddit, he inadvertently exposed TMC’s upvote rigging.
You’re just looking for a reason to pontificate here, by implying that every player from /r/eve or reddit is an enemy for you to put down, that the only losers are the reddit-to-TEST converts; or whatever straw man you are trying to attack.
News flash, reddit is one of the biggest news aggregator, and TMC is a news site: as a result that site is losing more for these antics, a discussion that is unrelated to the petty EVE conflict you brought up just to preach about.
Reading through this thread I could think of was.
“Reddit has no Sreegs to bail him out”
Before the whiteknighting starts, the reddit rules explicitly say:
What constitutes vote cheating and vote manipulation?
Besides spam, the other big no-no is to try to manipulate voting by any means: manual, mechanical, or otherwise. We’re not going to post an exhaustive list of forbidden tactics (lest we give people ideas), but the two major ones are:
Don’t use shill or multiple accounts, voting services, or any other software to increase votes for submissions
Don’t be part of a “voting clique” or “vote ring”