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Frisky_Bishop Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:35am
Pay for Votes?
Not sure if this issue has been raised before.

Is there any system in place to stop the potential problem of 'pay for click' style methods for getting votes?

Not sure if many of you have heard of it but companies have been paying people in third world countries like India to 'like' them on ♥♥♥♥book, make fake twitter accounts to follow them, etc. All to boost their apparent popularity.

How easy it would be for some company to use a little investment money to pay a company in India to create a load of steam accounts and vote for their game.
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Gorlom[Swe] Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
The steam accounts need to be "valid", which means they need to have paid money for a game, to be able to vote on greenlight.
Skoardy Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
Is a developer paying a company in India to create loads of Steam accounts to vote for their game?

What I mean is - Is this an actual issue or just speculation? Apart from anything, Valve wouldn't reveal whatever measures they'd have in place to detect/stop such a thing, so I don't really think there's much point in discussing it - apart from standing on the sidelines, casting accusations and starting rumours.
Frisky_Bishop Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:13pm 
pure speculation, whats life without a few conspiracy theories :)
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Oct 21, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by Frisky_Bishop:
pure speculation, whats life without a few conspiracy theories :)
...sensible?
yuilover Oct 21, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
:P
Gorlom[Swe] Oct 21, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
Originally posted by -Z-:
Originally posted by Frisky_Bishop:
pure speculation, whats life without a few conspiracy theories :)
...sensible?
Madness!1!
link Oct 22, 2013 @ 12:44am 
its been confermed and the devalopers do it to jest ask a few of them
Skoardy Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:29am 
So you'll easily be able to provide confirmed reports of such rather than expecting people to take your word for it, I guess?
C0untzer0 Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Dude, he saw it on the internet, what more proof do you need?
Gorlom[Swe] Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:56am 
Ponies or it didn't happen!
Frisky_Bishop Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:51am 
I only said there was a 'potential' for it,

besides that link guy totally "confermed" [sic] it XD
bvguthrie Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
This was not exactly paying, but it was a chance to get the game free for a vote: http://wildgamestudio.com/wgs3/?p=212.
I doubt any company trying to get through Greenlight would have the funds to do any kind of large-scale paying, so slightly shady things like this are probably as bad as it would get.
Gorlom[Swe] Oct 23, 2013 @ 1:13am 
Wouldn't companies with a large enough budget to make this idea viablespend it on 1) developing the game 2) a proper adcampaign or marketing plan. ?
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Oct 23, 2013 @ 4:21am 
Originally posted by GorlomSwe:
Wouldn't companies with a large enough budget to make this idea viablespend it on 1) developing the game 2) a proper adcampaign or marketing plan. ?
Logic has no place around conspiracy theories.
Live_2_Win Oct 23, 2013 @ 7:02am 
This is yet another reason to do away with Greenlight altogether, and simply open up the platform to all in a SEPERATE section. The system ATM is a joke, you have McNumpty pixelated indie game featured alongside Skyrim, stupid.
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