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Bogus scores / Bogus site

November 19, 2012
Posted at 11:38 pm
Updated: November 20, 2012 - 12:07 am

I am disheartened with this site. I came back and posted here after a few of you requested I do so. However, I got word today that it seemed the scoring, which determines in a strong way, what gets read here, was not working correctly.

With the help of a friend who had never been a member because she reads my stuff before I post it, we created an account signed in and rated four of the eleven stories and gave them 10's just to see whether the 10's would appear, or is as was tipped to us, the 10's would magically transform themselves to something else.

The first story we posted 10's and looked to see that the author sees for scoring. Our tipster was right. the three 10's in the TPA became an 8 and two 7's.

We got similar results with the next three stories. Of the twelve 10's (three per each of the four stories) NONE were reported as a 10. Not one of the twelve was still a 10. All became lower scores. In each case the total accumulated score was therefore lower than if there had been no attempt to score it.

I reported this to the webmaster hours ago and have not even received an acknowledgement of that post... Not a 'we'll check it out and get back to you...' not a 'yes we know we have a problem and we will fix it...' NOTHING, not a word.

I can only assume that the scores here are not real and this site's value has been greatly diminished. I invite the webmaster to get back to me and explain how such a thing can happen and fix this. Somehow I doubt that will happen.