Confirmation system is being abused
It's possible to confirm one's own answers via sock puppets.
Both jackal22 and myself have done this in the previous month in a race to get the most points.
This month semtex started doing too.
Both jackal22 and semtex are very good solvers, so even though they are confirming their own answers, they include proof in their posts, and they are almost certainly correct answers.
Now Julia Taylor started confirming her own answers as well, but she's not as careful, and is confirming merely guesses as well, like http://namethatpornstar.com/thread.php?id=403984 for example.
I think that, ultimately, self-confirmation needs to be prevented or everybody will start doing in a race for the top spot on the monthly leaderboard. It's already impossible to get the top spot without doing it, soon everybody on the leaderboard will be somebody who confirms their own answers. Then the site will lose a lot of its usefulness because it will have too many wrong answers.
On the other hand, it's extremely frustrating for solvers when questioners don't mark answers correct. I've confirmed my own answers via sock puppets too, my hands aren't clean. So it would be bad if the confirmation system disappeared completely as well.
I have several ideas for how it can be restricted:
Confirms should be logged for new threads, but the confirmed answer only gets marked correct once the thread turns a month old.
Confirms should only count from users who have earned a certain number of lifetime points. Maybe 500? Maybe 100?
The amount of total confirms per day for a user should be restricted. Maybe 25 confirms per day?
I know that you're probably already overworked, and don't need any extra tasks. But self-confirming is sort of subverting how the site is supposed to work, while on the other hand, I feel very tempted to start confirming all of my own answers again, because I really want that top spot on the leaderboard, and it's impossible to get it without doing it.
Jackal/Semtex - commas and periods dude. Seriously - it's hard to take your Jihad message seriously when people can't follow the message. Let me help you. Please don't commit suicide. People like you.
Also - you keep not answering the question- 12 little boys or girls for jihad? Nobody is judging.
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Bubba Ho Tep commented
ChitlinsConCarne, there's a delay between 2 people confirming an answer and the automatic system converting those confirms into correct. It seems to wake up and check the situation every five minutes or so.
Requiring 5 confirms for a correct answer might backfire, because it would be very, very unlikely that any answer will happen to have 5 random people take the time to confirm it, but a dedicated sock puppet master will still be to self-confirm. All it would take is logging in into one account, clicking confirm, logging into another and so on.
I have been enlightened this morning as to "Why This 'CONFIRM' BullShit Matters"
I now know that with TWO (2) confirmations, at least SOME threads get marked CORRECT automatically by that tally.
I KNOW I have seen threads with MORE than ONE UserName in the confirmation list on a singel answer in the past.
I will endeavor to find current examples - BUT - there is some SETTING in the forum management console that is the number of confirms that is required - I AM POSITIVE
The NUMBER required is TOO LOW = 2 = FIVE (5) would likely put an end to this debate - as it then LIKELY would become TOO MUCH TROUBLE for a single person to have FIVE personas (really would require SIX, including the main one)
To be fair to Bubba Ho Tep, he has raised this issue before, over a year ago with NO comments > https://thatpornstar.uservoice.com/forums/182830-general/suggestions/7384180-avoid-gaming-of-the-confirmation-system
Bubba Ho Tep commented
That the asker should be able to remove confirmations from answers to his threads is a funtastic idea!
Support Guy, please make it so.
Also, for the record:
I'm not Zed.
I'm pretty sure that Semtex is not Jackal22.
Semtex is the best solver on this site, nobody else's work is as good.
I apologize to Julia Taylor for assuming that she was confirming her own answers. I saw a bunch of her answers being confirmed by 2 users within a minute of each other, and assumed that it was her own doing. I didn't think that another user would be so nice as to do it for somebody else.
There are a lot of wrong answers, the asker should be able to remove confirmations
Also - you never said 12 boys or girls? Are you afraid to answer? Nobody's judging. Ok nobody's judging too much. Why did you delete your comments?
Must be so taxing to mark your own requests correct. I don't blame you. Get some rest.
Don't delete your comments. Like I said before, I can write you some comebacks Semtex. Ugh - sorry Jackal.
You're not witty, you can't write proper English, your arguments are lame and incomprehensible. It's no reason to give up on life. I'll help you beat me if you need.
"you put you govt stamp on correct."
Seriously. Suicide isn't the answer Semtex. At least make it to jihad so you can collect your 12 little boys. You deserve it. You're #1!!!
Commas and periods dude. Otherwise you just look like an idiot pretending to be a fraud. Oh sorry - you're both. My bad.
Why does a guy who proclaims to be so right delete his comments? Hmm. Nice Semtex. I mean jackal. Sorry.
Also, you never answered the question about 12 boys or girls. Hmm - never mind, We all know what your hoping for.
"you kill me should do..."
Jackal/Semtex - you got owned again and you delete your comments? It's ok man - you aren't good at grammar, but I can help you. Remenber, suicide isn't the answer. You have a lot to live for.
Also for clarity - when you say "god" do you mean allah? 12 boys or girls for jihad - you never answered.
See how grammar matters?
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Semtex- Periods after you complete a sentence. Commas to pause within a sentence. Capital letters to start a sentence.