There has been a lot of that going around.
My stories were scoring in the mid sixes for a while, before taking precipitous nose-dives all of a sudden in December. Even without admin powers, it wasn't hard to track down the culprit(s).
And this week, "Giri Minor" was rated higher than "Music" for 2019 games... until someone who had previously rated the story demoted it to a 1. Coincidentally, "Giri" and "Music" switched places in the ratings.
My hypothesis is that some long-standing site members are clearly bothered by the fact that someone can show up out of the blue... and in less than a year (1) earn more experience points, (2) earn more commendations, and (3) get their first three stories featured.
I don't recall having any issue with you until recently. As I recall, I enjoyed DF2 and rated it highly when I helped judge the lone hero contest. I am here to write, to talk about writing, to offer feedback on other people's work, and help people improve if I can. But if people are going to engage in middle school pranks, I'm prepared to stand up for myself since I realize it's every man for himself here.
I am looking forward to giving a full review of "Music" in the near future.
We've actually recently had quite a few members coming out of the blue showing alot of gumption when it comes to writing awesome storygames.
The only difference is you shit where you eat.
Look, Chris, I'm sorry I only gave you a 7 there. This is kind of embarrassing out in public here.
Hm, guess none of this rating war stuff involves me, seeing as I haven't bothered to read any of the stories, let alone rating them.
You know this rating war all reminds me of one my great triumphs over an old IS enemy.
I may have told some of you about this fucktard on IS. If I haven't, let's just say that he would rank up there with the likes of Suicidal Sammy and Pedo Mod Kiel as far the antagonist list goes. (Probably somewhere in between those two)
There were moments of "peace" between us, but inevitably it would never be for long. Got to the point where the drama exited the forums and turned to the writing site and he started rating some of my stories a 1.
These were GZ and Tales respectively.
Now IS has the option to reset the ratings, but I didn't do that. One reason is I USED to do that fairly regularly on my stories (Didn't matter if it was positive or negative), leaving them at zero and without comments by trying to stay out of the whole rating system entirely. But eventually I was getting so many ratings/comments that I got lazy, said fuck it and just let all ratings/comments stay.
The second more important reason was I had obviously triggered him to the point where he felt the need to downrate my stories in the first place. These were basically trophies.
But as funny as those were, nothing compared to the one he left on Necromancer a little later.
He rated that story a 10.
This comment was a symbol of my total and ultimate victory. After that, there was pretty much nothing he could say or do since he not only acknowledged my greatness, he went back on his OWN FUCKING VOW that I would NEVER get a 10 as long as he drew fucking breath.
There were a few more run ins with him, but by that time he wasn't even a "worthy" opponent anymore. Just a plain old pathetic faggot. He pretty much just faded away and lives now only as a tale of amusement that I tell sometimes. (Like right now)
He was my age.
Grown ass man screaming and acting like a little baby lol.
Wasnt surprising that his wife divorced him.