14 Bunch of crap times

Just noticed there were a bunch of fake / possibly fake laptimes on top of the pile that nobody was downvoting. o_O

There are still some.

Guys, if you see a laptime with empty reference, just mark it as fake immediately.

No reference = instant garbage.

9y ago by FastestLaps
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Inline 6 rules  9y ago

@FastestLaps
I've reported several car pages with wrong/missing data. And I've also pointed out some cars where you can satisfy yourself with exercising the delete button.


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Shaggy  9y ago

Because there's no such car, dummy.


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FastestLaps  9y ago

Also, I look at the username that submitted the perffig. If it's, for example, DeDe, you can pretty much automatically be sure that it's legit :)


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FastestLaps  9y ago

@Apathy

"Manufacturer data" appears as default placeholder when you add a new car and only can appear for 0-60mph / 0-100 kph and top speed performance figures.

That's because those figures are common wisdom and can be cross checked easily, therefore they don't need particular reference, and the process of adding new car is simplified, by allowing the user to just fill in those basic performance figures and not worry about reference.


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Apathy  9y ago

The biggest challenge with approving times is that there are so many poorly submitted times. The most important factor when submitting anything is a reference. Too often I see "manufacturer data." That's fine and all, but then I have to search to see if it's correct.

A simple link to an article or a website with the performance claim makes things ten times easier.

Half of the time I spend approving data is actually spent deleting the bogus vimulator and conflicting times that are slower than what has already been submitted.


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lafars  9y ago

@BR2

The reason i'm not as active here anymore is because I joined germancarforum and i'm thinking about joining teamspeed


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Shaggy  9y ago

@BR2+ & FastestLaps: That's a very bad thing, because I'm starting to see troll activity again.


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BR2+  9y ago

Given the 1000s of cars here, That may take awhile as far as single cars go, But there are loads of updated performance specs i could update, Like literally a butt full, There are as you said a few laptimes that need be deleted, Most likely a good amount of cars, Copys and just rubbish added, But i think updating the specs is the biggest single improvement that needs to be made.

But if its cars specifically, Alot of the older American, Lets call it questionable cars.


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FastestLaps  9y ago

There are also many fake cars and incomplete car pages, wrong specs.

I wanna know which are those many fake cars so I can exercise the Delete button. It's really very satisfying :D

With seriously questionable / hopelessly incomplete carpages, it's most efficient to just delete them.


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FastestLaps  9y ago

As far as specs (not including acceleration times), they should be handled with "Report error" form, rather than plain comment.

And I am up to date with "Report error" corrections.

The worst backlog is acceleration data.

As far as incomplete / fake car profiles, those should also be marked with "Report error". But can be marked with a comment also.


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BR2+  9y ago

They dont exist anymore.

We all know this sites moderation is bloody horrid knowadays, Its USE to be great back in the day when the site was booming, Even if we do downvote a laptime it does get taken care of within a few days, The data on the other hand, Hell theres even a few years and some still havent been updated.

Not trying to be rude, But if you cant keep up with moderation, Either dont bother, Or appoint people who can moderate, That is the single kost biggest improvement to the site you can possible due.

Not only would it stop the "Main" troll(WHich Omg he is STILL here)(not as often though) But the stats would finally be corrected to the best and real numbers tested, And members would be more active and participating more to the site.


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Shaggy  9y ago

I haven't heard from them either, just FL.


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Inline 6 rules  9y ago

@FastestLaps
There are also many fake cars and incomplete car pages, wrong specs.
What happened to the other admins? Georg, Wads, etc.? It's really hard to delete or fix all this crap with only one active admin.


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ FastestLaps: Got it, will do.