Another good reason not to use reddit: Scalpers.

A bit ago I posted on reddit about how gameboys (handheld console) were getting more expensive and Scalpers were making it worse. For a bit the post maintained in the double digits with the occasional scalper downvoting. I went to bed and the next morning- Boom. I had been spam downvoted by people who’s main activity is on Scalper subreddits and marketplaces.

Crack0n7uesday,

Those things are going up in value? I got a few Gameboy colors, one of them is Pokemon Yellow Edition, they’re so old I’d have to dig them out of my dad’s basement somewhere. I figured the switch killed the market since it can play all those old games.

Zealousideal_Fox900,

Yeah a bunch of scalpers + shops +YTers are zooming up the price.

BradleyUffner,

How do you know the down votes came from scalpers and not people that just disagreed with you?

Zealousideal_Fox900,

Had a look at some of the commenters profiles, 1 littlerally said in their bio “proud scalper”. Many had posted in various sale groups at very convenient times and a couple I traced to various other sites.

Ignacio,
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That is something that can happen here too, eventually. Not by scalpers, but still.

livus,
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@Ignacio downvotes don't mean so much here though. Kbin doesn't federate them, Beehaw doesn't even have them.

NoIWontPickaName,

Kbin has accountability, it’s nice.

Pika, (edited )

I might not understand your post, it doesn’t federate but it has accountability? what do you mean by that

NoIWontPickaName,

If you are on kbin you only see kbin upvotes and downvotes.

It also lists the upvotes downvotes and shares

livus,
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@NoIWontPickaName we can see upvotes from other instances too, it's just the downvotes we don't.

Pika,

oh interesting, I have a kbin account I traverse but I never noticed lol

livus,
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@Pika it's in the more tab under activity.

livus,
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@Pika I think they are referring to how votes are public on Kbin so we can all see who upvoted or downvoted a comment.

They are in Activity Pub too it's just Lemmy doesn't have a function for seeing them.

Pika,

that makes sense, thank you!

Zealousideal_Fox900,

Fun fact! You can actually see them in the modlog. I believe so, when I was a lemmy.world staff member we were able to see who did them.

livus,
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@Zealousideal_Fox900 that's interesting!!

I love the fediverse. It feels fun learning and engaging with it.

Zealousideal_Fox900,

Yeah sadly lemmy is slowly dying and the .world team are just making it worse.

TheVillageGuy,

time to all move to another server then

livus,
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I agree!

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