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Offline skyleo

OriginRo Fake Reviews and confusing name
« on: Jan 24, 2017, 12:59 AM »
Hello everyone so recently I got suspicious reading some reviews in the forums in this thread and reported my suspicion: http://forum.ratemyserver.net/junk-yard/review-on-originro-old-school-kinda-server/msg188782/
As I seemed to be right I decided to dig deeper and compare their reviews on RMS main page as well, what strikes the eye is that there is R00tman, Hhyper and no412 as well, lots of 100 rating reviews, a lot reviews have bad english writing, one of the most recognizable mistakes that those different accounts use in the linked forum and main page reviews is "nostalgy".
So yeah my assumption is that very likely 70% of their reviews are fake and just mass-created accounts.
I can do further analyzation on it if required, but maybe the IP logs will be quite obvious
Anyways I hope they'll get their deserved punishment.

Link to reviews of OriginRo: http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?page=serverstat&serid=19239&itv=6&url_sname=OriginRo&page_num=1

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Offline yC

Re: OriginRo Fake Reviews and confusing name
« Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2017, 04:19 PM »
We check reviews and related accounts regularly, if you have any proof of them breaking our terms you can share with us.

Offline skyleo

Re: OriginRo Fake Reviews and confusing name
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2017, 07:05 AM »
One thing that made me suspicious about 2 Reviews that contained the spelling mistake "nostalgy" is that the Server Banner itself contains that mistake:


While 2 of their reviews seem genuine and generally there's no rule against Staff writing a review, as long as they don't try to create several accounts to boost their rating/rank,
the rest of the reviewers mostly joined between January and December and have low activity on RMS.
As I said it in my previous report that I linked in the opening post 3 of the people actually wrote a review as well, I don't know if those accounts share the same ip as I can't check it, but judging from the amount of bad english the server staffs of OriginRo have I'm kind of confident that they won't have used a proxy to write those reviews.
Obviously it may be that all staffers of them have the same spelling mistake, which is an unfortunate coincidence for them.


After checking cross-references of user names that reviewed the server to users in the memberlist of their forums, I came to the conlusion that most of those people seem to actually exist, with HypeR likely being the "player-account" of the OriginRo-Admin as it got created shortly after the Administrator of them forum.
Only person I couldn't find was no412.
The only thing that remains a mystery to me is how people could have written a review before 1/1/2017 with 1 month playtime, when the server officialy opened on that date.
Seems like their players bad english made me believe that they're all the same person and fast-written fake-reviews.

Sorry for wasting your time, yC ~ /wah