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I accidently discovered a, um, dishonest way to get points.

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Well, I asked this question. I had two tabs open of that same question. I gave Poke'Slash BA on one tab. A few minutes later I went to the other tab. Her answer wasn't selected. I thought, "That's strange, I thought I gave it to her. I guess not..." ... And so I gave her BA on that tab too. Before all this, I had 158 Points. Now I have 162 for giving out two BAs. I think this should be fixed. Or, maybe everyone who looks at this question will realize what they have been missing out on and do it. Oops.

asked Jun 7, 2013 by Mega Evolution Guru
edited Aug 7 by Mega Evolution Guru
Good on you for sharing it however. Nice of you to let us know.
I was wondering why i got the e-mail twice....
and btw, I'm a girl, but no offense  taken. ;)
lolz (is depressed that the Q got more points than the answer :D (jk))
QWERTY!!! Oh, sorry, Poke'slash. Didn't mean to!
Thanks for sharing this. I will ban anybody who does this in that case.

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Best answer

I just tried this by opening the same question in multiple tabs and selecting the BA several times. I only gained 2 points.

So you probably selected BA on two different questions.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by Pokemaster
selected Jun 8, 2013 by Mega Evolution Guru
Doesn't points work out by some equation? It can only register 1 ba per question so that would mess up the equation right?
Oh, thanks. But now I'm really confused... No matter!
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The two tabs things is strange, but it is normal to get get points for giving out BAs. You get 2 points for selecting an answer as best, so by selecting the answer as best twice you got 2 points for both of them.

If you are worried about people doing the same thing to get points on purpose, don't be. You only get 2 points from selecting BA, so you would have to be really, really patient to get a load from just that. And I don't think trolls are normally that patient.

So in conclusion, you don't have to worry about it. It's supposed to give yu points, and 2 isn't a lot anyway, so it won't be a problem.

answered Jun 7, 2013 by Graveyard Shift
But the person who got BA got 40 points right? So If he made a dupe, that's 40 points...
it wasn't a dupe, and it wasn't on purpose. It doesn't really matter anyway
Okay, thanks! (btw What's a dupe? lol I don't know much!)
Yeah well if a person does make a dupe that's an easy way to get points >:(
...How do you do a Ninja comment?
You can only do those if you are Ninja.
*crying because missed out on something*
lolololol

Btw a Dupe is when you make a second account to troll or to upvote yourself. We are quite good at spotting dupes, so most dupes get found out and banned fairly quickly.