TL;DR @LockheedNotMartin botted runs & likes and is exploiting the algorithm. Proof: basically runs on his repls increase at a linear rate (repl botting) and likes were obviously his alts (they were all in this format: 0 activity, follow ONLY LockHeedNotMartin, and were all three lowercase words…). There were about 20 alts
So me and @MNA4, as well as @hecker40, were talking on discord, and we found a person named @LockheedNotMartin. Their repl Immune the Game as well as Fishing Quest Beta were repl botted. Let me explain
MNA noticed that the repl was receiving a suspicious amount of runs, more than it should for the like ratio. He then ran a script for every .1 seconds to check the repl runs and noticed it increased linearly
We therefore concluded a bot was amiss… but it goes further. After checking likes we found this:
['LockheedNotMartin', 'tuckoceansoup', 'delaystrawsuch', 'boothagreedam', 'guessfloodboil', 'fourpagemean', 'tallfadesteal', 'aidetoughgiant', 'haysockend', 'TheBard0', '22bbryan', 'ItsRaphael', 'MicroBiome', 'AndresAlonzo2', 'GlowingAxolotl64', 'bigminiboss', 'EarthRulerr', 'HenockArega', 'FrancescoMontan', 'DefendyPug', 'MarcoBenavides2', 'Splashice', 'BlakeBirdwell-C', 'sZakr', 'printAmerigo', 'Jacksonschutt', 'MirandaLin-2012']
to cut to the chase all of the accounts in the beginning have 0 activity, only follow lockheednotmartin, and are made of three lowercase words likely from a word generator. The evidence is quite conclusive that he used those accounts in tandem with botting runs to boost this game.
Afterwhich, we became suspicious of his other trending post that was very lower effort yet stayed well above not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4 COMMUNITY LEGEND portfolios (Ironclad, bddy, Cactus, and Zavexeon). We checked the likes again and it turned up this:
['LockheedNotMartin', 'icetouchfade', 'Zygrade', 'Articouno', 'S448-Chyston-Ja', 'Biogen', 'Avast-Antivirus', 'Keq1ng', 'VanguardGroup', 'JSGOD', 'ShenheDev', 'Cinnamon-Toe-Crunch', 'PotatoMonke', 'sangwonsangjun', 'ItsRaphael', 'RCTsquid', 'JoshuaGreen25', '17howen', 'MirandaLin-2012', 'zazaaay', 'cgs12', 'WilliamDeadman', 'TheBard0', 'CharPeter', 'MiftahHuda1', 'chccs69', 'chccs6969', 'FireMasterJim', 'James-EricEric', 'wattai', 'JoseSoler3', 'CoenThompson1', 'LuciaWu2', 'strawfactsay', 'woundsteamquite', 'reactmoodbank', 'woodblendwage', 'petonstepens', 'ZiaAkhtar', 'TYRINLANGLEY', 'millbootporch', 'flatfaultgut', 'pathatmain', 'courtwrapcure', 'fatihinrepliti', 'lemoncerry1', 'Ivanmerkeleon', 'seektourpath', 'casthookwheel', 'skillskipstop', 'NeshawndraSkinn', 'SORENVENHUIZEN', 'user7538008', 'AidenStrong1', 'bigminiboss', 'JavenLi', 'leganerve', 'rollbrandstair', 'buddywowfloor', 'angelleavefiber', 'quitstartlayer', 'guestporkslide', 'yeahnewlymoon', 'tossbodyput', 'tilejoybus', 'Jitenderrana', 'fruitplanstar', 'edgehornpole', 'noiseyesover', 'mythseektotal', 'sauceshipgate', 'stilllowpat', 'SamuelDropkin', 'globenestkit', 'enactbeachplan', 'stockplanpass', 'thickusedheal', 'toothownsay', 'boilcoatcargo', 'grainbeatdawn', 'shoptraygive', 'haysockend', 'aidetoughgiant', 'readywindpaper', 'Strikeflash', 'NoahP13', 'immishimmi', 'tangy7xd', 'sultan337788', 'sa22rudavskyid', 'JoshuaObuba', 'Leandromeda', 'tuckoceansoup', 'delaystrawsuch', 'boothagreedam', 'guessfloodboil', 'fourpagemean', 'tallfadesteal', 'MicroBiome', 'GavinKIRK2', 'DominicLucius']
As you can see the first like other than the author is another likely alt. Otherwise, as you can see checking all accs with three lowercase words, he slowly added more and more accs. You see I would normally just report, but it goes one layer deeper, LockheedMartin’s self-proclaimed friend irl(I inquired this). I noticed this person was “into” GQL after seeing this repl which allowed you to enter your username his acc would follow you. Therefore, following this, I noticed he had another low effort repl (the fork count is far too little and the run to like ratio is far too high). They seem to either have tested or been the one to tell LockheedNotMartin about this exploit. Therefore, I would like to propose serious changes about replit’s trending
Other opinions (please comment your own)
All of the alts follow a simple procedure. They are all lowercase, have exactly three words, have all liked the two repls (im too lazy to write it), and are all following @LockheedNotMartin. Coincidence? I think not.
It has 29 likes, 111.5k runs, and was published earlier today
To be exact, I think 5-8 hours ago.
that’s about 274 runs per minute?!
it gained 30k in 10 minutes
First of all, the game:
- Wasn’t even that good
- Didn’t even work
AND, @euyix added a bunch of people to the low effort repl including me, @hugoondev, @CoderGautamYT, @bigminiboss, @amjad, and his “irl friend”@LockheedNotMartin. @bigminiboss, could you please check the GQL and see if all of these names are in it? Because I think this is how they get away with it. I might be wrong, but it seems like they invite a bunch of people to the repl and then somehow are able to farm runs off of us. I might be wrong though. The other possibility of why they added all of us is, if they got caught, it would look like we were somehow involved as well, or both. As even MORE evidence, @LockheedNotMartin does it on their repl as well.
And, I hate to say this but, @CodingCactus may be involved as well, see images below:
Also @euyix made a follow bot like @bigminiboss mentioned, but they put their SID in the code:
FYI the SID doesn’t work anymore SO DONT FLAG THIS!
Then, me and @bigminiboss proceeded to warn them, but they thought there were being funny and said, “go ahead and delete my account then if you really can,” but then someone actually took over their account. They then tried to blame me and @bigminiboss for it and called us bad people and that we would get banned or smth, idrk lol.