Leader board is full of bots

By infestedgeek - updated: 1 week ago - 22 messages

Has anyone else noticed that the top roughly 600 people all have 200 wpm averages with 1 game? most of them also have similar names and tags with 'gel' popping up a lot in the names. I mean it's not a huge deal or anything, it's just annoying not knowing who are actually the top typers of the site, or just finding yourself on the leader board.
By hunterz1200 - posted: 4 months, 1 week ago

Yeah, I think I heard somewhere that it's one guy who made a bunch of accounts so he could own the scoreboard, or he made bots to do that same thing. It's super annoying and I think it'd be a good idea to make the scoreboard only available for people with more than maybe 100 tests. It's not SUPER hard to get that many done, and it would give more people the chance to get up to the top places.

That's just my two-cents, though.
Updated 4 months ago
By jackinthebox - posted: 4 months ago

Two cents*, do you mean?
By jackinthebox - posted: 4 months ago

Yes, I agree something must be done about that. All the accounts containing variations of the 'gelbut', 'but', or a scramble of those letters should be deleted.
Updated 4 months ago
By mokmoon123 - posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The amount of games doesn't matter there is a person with like 65,000 botted games. Just make it so it looks for suspicious typing patterns like no slow downs or consistent wpm etc
By alexnguyen11 - posted: 1 month ago

Yeah, would be nice if they could clean up the leaderboard... would be nice to know where we actually stand
By seinfeld - posted: 1 month ago

This website is too buggy to take it seriously anyway! have a great day!
By nilsthebest - posted: 4 weeks ago

Wouldn't a bot be able to fake 100 tests as well?
By coolby - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Yes I am sure that is a tiny obstacle. People will always manipulate internet leaderboards!
By sneycker - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

The easiest way to have an idea of your real position on the Leaderboard is to subtract 726 (that's the approximated amount of accounts with 200 WPM with only one game) of your current rank number.
By seinfeld - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Actually 682 :)
By alexnguyen11 - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

I filtered to 100 games or more.... in which case i'd be 25th.... then there are 7 obvious bots above me.... so i'll take claim to the 18th spot =) (of those that have played 100+)
By seinfeld - posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Yeah, keep telling yourself that =) one day you'll convince others, too

Have a good one!
By coolby - posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

You are clearly a phenomenal (easily top 99.5th percentile of people who use computers regularly) typist. Tons of bot accounts on this site, so you'll never know your true ranking. It is no big deal. No one knows Seinfeld/Gelbut's actual typing speed.
By chrisgerrby - posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Agreed. Some authentication that makes it harder for a bot to do by itself maybe.
By chrisgerrby - posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Maybe some combination of obstacles. We should not strive to make it impossible but harder for the bot programmer to make the bots.
By coolby - posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Sure.

Gelbut- you have the top ~750 spots. What would make it more difficult for you?
By seinfeld - posted: 1 week ago

Get a motel room you two lovebirds!
Updated 1 week ago
By seinfeld - posted: 1 week ago

Nothing will make it more difficult for Alex G.
By coolby - posted: 1 week ago

In that case I just hope he (or maybe Alex was born male and now identifies as a female?) rules over us with benevolence. I don't want a durak for an overlord.
Updated 1 week ago
By seinfeld - posted: 1 week ago

"durak"... hmmm "ad hominem" much? :)

Then what are you still doing on this site? Sense of humor: it's free y'know. Lighten up :)
By coolby - posted: 1 week ago

It was a joke. I just wanted to incorporate Durak into things at some point because I love that game
Updated 1 week ago
By seinfeld - posted: 1 week ago

I'm straight/traditional kind of guy. Sorry for not being genderfluid :)
Updated 1 week ago