lel, you could literally see that lot of new accounts are created just for the contests. You can see how close one contest post matches with another. (To spot a cheater, just see their style of post/creative work) Also, there is a lot of camaraderie going on. For instance, one guy just agrees and likes to another guy’s posts like 1000 times, so one side can get badges and stars, and cares about his “being infamous”. And in return that guys does the same thing to guy who helped him. If he/she reads this, they will know automatically. Not need to be name calling. Not being an a-hole, but just pointing out the broken system and bitter truth. Only guys take interest in these are the console players. Those who worry about points and achievement. Is it gonna help you fix spam system, no.
If you really want to fix everything, get rid of points and badges. Otherwise, nothing will change. Shame.
I mean, it will fix the issue with spam bots we’ve been having lately (hopefully)
As to someone cheating the point system there is no real contest associated with it just bragging rights, so it’s not a huge deal. And really if someone spams comments trying to gain the rank of High Priest of Wololo they are going to annoy everyone, be reported for spam and I will block them. Simple as that.
We will not be getting rid of the points and badges, as most people here seem to like it, and we like to do what we can to reward our helpful and engaged community members! At some point we will probably try to add some more fun badges even! As you are ranked Ox Cart yourself you are probably one of those engaged community members, so I hope you grow to enjoy the rank system, and have fun with it