(Topic ID: 262365)

Users gaming the Pinside achievement system

By flynnibus

3 months ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by herg
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    #9 3 months ago

    Adding fake locations should be a ban as far as I'm concerned. I make it a bit of a side hobby to try to find new locations in my area to add to the map. If I'm out of my local area and am looking for a place to eat, I pull up the pin map to see if there is a place nearby I can eat and play a pin. Sending people on wild goose chase is a dick move.

    #11 3 months ago

    This reminds me, I had someone PM me asking me to follow them specifically so they could get an achievement. I have had no interaction with the user previously, and the message system would not let me respond since the sender already deleted the message. What a tool.

    #28 3 months ago
    Quoted from knockerlover:

    Hey.. i just found in my browser cache from clicking those twitter posts.. they were all added by jeffspinballpalace

    Not surprising.

    #30 3 months ago

    Looking at Jeff's achievement page, it looks like most of his collection achievements are bullshit also.

    #37 3 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    In this case... i reached out to the user... inquiring the reason behind the rash of edits in a region they aren't even associated with. They didn't reply. I reached out to robin to make sure it wasn't some automation gone awry and maybe associating to that user in error. He replied and confirmed it was not some automation issue. The locations then were deleted (again not by robin). User books a bunch of achievements that day... and does not reply to PM.
    You make your own judgment...

    It looks like the achievements went away also. Doesn't mean user still isn't a complete tool. robin should give him 30 days on the street to think about it.

    #48 3 months ago
    Quoted from J85M:

    Not just him, and if you check out Habo or Hobo whatever his name is at #1 he seems to have unlocked the exact same achievements flynnibus point out in the OP in the exact same 7 days, what are the odds!?
    Maybe Habo has added genuine locations if not there’s possibly a half dozen more fake locations![quoted image][quoted image]

    They both are "in business" together here on Pinside...

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    #63 3 months ago

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