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BadCosmonaut
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List of aggregate users / bots

Postby BadCosmonaut » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:02 am

Recently I've been noticing weird recommendations. For example, Criticker thought I'd score a 99 to . Why? I discovered it was due to users who are aggregate users. An aggregate user is one where the scores are pulled from a source like imdb, meta critic, or even criticker. But many times their scores seem almost random or based on weird factors, such as 3 aggregate users giving that Lego movie a 99. So I began ignoring these users in order to prevent them from affecting my recommendations.

Does anyone know of any other aggregate users?

The ones I know of are linked below:





NEW


(thanks crititv)

(thanks Risselada)


(thanks quartier)
(thanks movieboy)



(thanks quartier)





(thanks trippingly)

(thanks movieboy)

(thanks movieboy)
(thanks quartier and PietHeijn)

(thanks quartier)

(thanks quartier)
(thanks quartier)

(thanks SnorlaxJones)
(thanks 90sCoffee)
(thanks avgcrtckr)

(thanks quartier)
NEW

NEW



(thanks quartier)

(this list last updated 2019 07 20 with avgcrtckr, theyshoot07, TSP250)
Last edited by BadCosmonaut on Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:59 pm, edited 52 times in total.

SpeedlimiT
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby SpeedlimiT » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:20 am

Thanks To Point that Issue. Some Times I Think So And Think About Some Scores Based On Not Related Things and Some Peoples Scores Happens All Together on a Special Date(look Like You Watch 50 Movies and then Decide to Vote Them in On Day). May Be Some New Users Like Me Do that Because The Base Source of Scores Exist in Sites Like IMDB.com and Want to share them in here but after a While Its will be on Normal Proceed. I Think Some Users Created By Site Admins to Increase Number of Rates.

ehk2
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby ehk2 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:25 pm

The point is the ability to make use of the data. Some of these accounts are very helpful if you really delve into it. After all, they are all aggregate averages that can indicate the different tastes in different locations. For instance, you can use the account avgcrtckr to assess the distribution on this website. You can sort out films to find movies that are popular and/or highly rated based on various criteria etc. It is a very convenient shortcut. If you don't want to use it or cannot appreciate the value of it, that's your point. But to assert that they disturb your calculations is really unfounded. I admit some of these accounts seems to distribute votes as if randomly, incorrectly (better word) -but you have the ability to distinguish them. Or maybe you are objecting by saying that you only want the ratings of real person accounts. Again your choice (but what is the difference between a one-person account and an aggregate one?).

I am happy with some of them. I don't think they are created by the web admins to increase ratings. There are thousands of accounts here, and the most such accounts you can identify may be 10-20 or 30?

avgcrtckr is the most useful account in this whole website. -I'm not related with it btw.

BadCosmonaut
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby BadCosmonaut » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:55 pm


thehynes
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby thehynes » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:21 pm

cheers Bad Cosmonaut, I hadn't thought of this but my psi's are pretty much messed up at the top end with stuff I'd never want to watch and see a couple of those names appearing. Shall get tidying!

edit - think it was just tvcritic and tvguide that have been throwing me out a bit. Nobody else appears in my TCIs

movieboy
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby movieboy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:37 pm


ehk2
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby ehk2 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:38 am


AFlickering
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby AFlickering » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:43 am

slantmag is actually a valued kump of mine as it's one of my favourite publications, i could do without the others though except if i occasionally want to check something. that said, only one of the users you listed is even in my top 500 TCIs, so they very rarely affect my PSIs anyway (and my PSIs are spot on an eerie amount of the time so i'd have no complaints if they did).

imdbtv
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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

Postby imdbtv » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:10 am

The accounts imdbtv, tvguide77, tvcritic1, and average50 were created to get more people to rate tv series. :)

The ratings are taken directly from imdb for the most part.

Hopefully as more people rate these shows, PSIs for them will become more accurate.

> such as 3 aggregate users giving that Lego movie a 99

Not enough imdb rankings to know what to rate it. :?

Putting 99 temporarily so that people would rate them seemed like a good idea at the time? :oops:

Will instead ignore tv series without imdb rankings from now on.

PM me if you have any other problems, comments or feedback. ;)

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Re: List of aggregate users / bots

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