Tutorial Scammer

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Post » Sat May 04, 2013 3:38 am

There's a certain new tutorial which is not only terribly un-useful as written, but despite being released earlier today has almost 3,000 (update: over 8K views). I refreshed it after a period of five minutes and it had almost 200 additional views.

I'm pretty sure this tutorial just needs to be taken down and the individual to have their profile/rep ... adjusted.RandomExile2013-05-04 15:37:11
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Post » Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 am

That kind of thing is what the arcade's example section is for. I recommended him to post that there
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Post » Sat May 04, 2013 7:18 pm

I agree
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Post » Mon May 06, 2013 1:04 am

I'm guessing this is the one, that only 2 people have added as a favorite, but has over 30,000 views, (and counting)...Bit odd...

Cheats should be booted off the forums...

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Post » Mon May 06, 2013 11:05 pm

Indeed, that's the one. Did you see his last comment about how, if his tutorial is so bad, why does he have more views than anyone else on the site? It's called "there's a book on his F5 key."
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Post » Mon May 06, 2013 11:43 pm

Well this tutorial is now gone and @Ashesh has one more PM in his inbox.
The "taunt" in caps lock was really too much.

For the rep it's up to @Tom.Kyatric2013-05-06 23:44:24
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Post » Tue May 07, 2013 12:29 am

Kyatric taking care of business. Modding must be weird sometimes.
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Post » Tue May 07, 2013 1:32 pm

The new tutorial system currently is logging unique IP views (but this is currently hidden in the background). It's my aim to list this as the view count and not each page views as it currently does. This should make scamming the view counts a lot harder.
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Post » Tue May 07, 2013 4:34 pm

That will certainly cut virtually all the scamming out. It does change the tutorial view metric to how many users wanted to see it at least once. Are you interested in finding a way to still measure how much ongoing value a tutorial has? For example, a beginner's guide to platform games or an in-depth discussion of design best practices may hold continuing value from repeated views, whereas a simple "check X to do Y" tutorial has one-time value, but depending on how views are counted, they might have exactly the same views.
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Post » Wed May 08, 2013 9:36 pm

Sheesh, his new one's up to 3,600 views since this afternoon. At least this one is almost valuable, even if it just restates information from other tutorials ...
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