Support » Plugin: GD Star Rating » [Plugin: GD Star Rating] Duplicte thumb votes from the same IP cannot be blocked

  • I’m using the thumb rating system instead of the stars. However there are no restriction settings available for thumbs, only for stars. I found a forum post saying that the restriction settings are copied from stars to thumbs though.

    My problem is that some star settings do work for thumbs as well, like ‘Prevent article author to vote’ and ‘Use cookies to prevent duplicate voting’, but I cannot restrict users to only vote one time per IP. The IP’s are getting logged, but duplicate votes are possible.
    I’m using the RPX plugin to let users login my site using openid, facebook, linkedin and twitter. Now if a user logs in with all these sites, they can vote 4 times.

    How to prevent this?

    PS. I tried registering for the gdragon forum, but the activation mails are never sent.

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  • Milan, do you have any pointers on this one? If you need more info let me know.

    I really need to avoid people from voting multiple times from the same ip on a post.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Plugin Author Milan Petrovic


    Yeash, I didn’t see this question before, and it’s very interesting. If user users RPX and always log in with different service, most likely he gets new account every time. And plugin allows one vote for each user account. If one user as 4 accounts, he can vote ones for each one. Fix the RPX code and try to detect when one user uses different RPX service to log in.

    Thanks for your reply Milan.

    The problem is worse though. With these settings (in the stars tab settings) enabled:
    * Prevent comment author to vote.
    * Use logged data (IP) to prevent duplicate voting.
    * Use cookies to prevent duplicate voting.

    I want (using thumb votes):
    * To prevent comment author to vote on his own comment
    * 1 vote per IP address per comment or article

    At the moment both scenarios are going wrong. The IP logging should be able to block users from voting with different RPX accounts right?

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