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Need IP help regarding Voting issues
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February 1, 2014
2:07 pm
SlocumFamily2
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Anytime someone says "what is the best way to make money," the answer is always "vote."

Well I am tryin.  But it ain't workin' out.

Three of us (me, SlocumFamily and Lady_Lillian) are all trying to vote from the same IP address.  Obviously, this isn't working out too well.  We keep getting frustrated by "you have already voted today" messages, because we can't keep track of when everyone else voted and hit 24hr barriers, etc.  Even if we manage to work it out between us, we can only make 100s a day each.

I tried to vote from my phone, but aside from the captcha pics being scary small (and un-pinchable), it took for-ev-er.  And then I *still* got a "already voted" message, cause it must have connected via wi-fi.  If I turn wi-fi off and try via the cell, I would likely grow old before I managed one vote.

 

I believe someone had said there is a way we can individualize our computer's IP addresses, so we could all vote everyday.

Is this true?

If so, can someone tell me how to do it?  (Using small, non-technie words, of 3 syllables or less?)

February 2, 2014
5:45 am
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i guess you could use an anonymizer web proxy service, such as https://www.megaproxy.com/freesurf/

 

(sorry, i used a 4-syllables word above)

February 2, 2014
10:21 am
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Sadly, voting sites have to resort to binding votes to IP addresses to prevent devious server admins from falsely upvoting their sites. In a perfect world voting sites would use Minecraft's authentication mechanism, but no one in their right mind would give their MC password out to a third party; it is a sure way to get your account hacked/griefed.

As far as the easiest workaround, Adituno is on the right track by using a proxy service, but I think the specific one he mentioned do not support HTTP POST preventing submitting a vote. But hey, give it a try.

Warning some techy stuff: In the past it was possible to release the DHCP license on your cable router, wait a bit, and renew it again to get a different IP address, but most ISPs prevent that from happening too often to thwart potential spammers.

I've suggested in the past, that a creative voting site could actually use CraftBukkit itself. Players could log into their "server", which would be extremely limited, thereby guaranteeing authentication and authorization without players given out their password. They could then type a command such as /vote veterancraft and so on to vote for their favorite servers. Sites would still be able to restrict votes to a 24-hour period.

A more flexible solution would be for Mojang to act as a trusted 3rd-party and offer a public authentication system useable by any site, similar to the way PayPal does it for transactions. That would be the best of both worlds.

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February 2, 2014
11:10 am
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So, if I read this right (cause you know, multi-syllabic words were involved) there is no way to solve this voting issue for us.

Yes?

No?

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ConfusedCryBueller?

Bueller?

February 2, 2014
12:09 pm
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Quick answer: It doesn't look like it, short of using another device such as a smartphone (just make sure your phone isn't using your local WiFi, if you have one).

I tried a few free proxy services (search on "web proxies") with no success. The Captcha plugin complains rightfully so, given that the proxy service is trying to get the image rather than the voting site.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experiences of others, are also remarkable for their disinclination to do so. - D. Adams
February 2, 2014
1:20 pm
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I am pretty sure I just saw you fussing with it.  We were commenting on the weird votes, and I realized what you were probably doing.

WITH wi-fi my phone (iphone 4s) was deadly slow and hard to see.  If I tried to vote using the cell, it would take an hour to do all 6 votes. (not kidding, it was that slow via wi-fi.  Maybe cause my phone's memory is crammed full.)

 

Thanks so much for looking into it more for me.  I really appreciate it.  Cool

February 2, 2014
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It wouldn't work with WiFi. It would still be voting from the same public IP address. If you have a data plan (3G, 4G, LTE), vote using that.

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February 2, 2014
2:52 pm
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SlocumFamily2 said
I am pretty sure I just saw you fussing with it.  We were commenting on the weird votes, and I realized what you were probably doing.

WITH wi-fi my phone (iphone 4s) was deadly slow and hard to see.  If I tried to vote using the cell, it would take an hour to do all 6 votes. (not kidding, it was that slow via wi-fi.  Maybe cause my phone's memory is crammed full.)

Matter of fact that was us testing Smile. I voted via my cable connection and Mudwog voted on his iPhone 4S via AT&T's network connection. The first time around it didn't work because he was connected to my WiFi and I had already voted. He had to disconnect first (Settings->WiFi) and then it worked. The site we used was minestatus.net.

I can understand the slowness with some of the voting sites on an iPhone. I recommend that you click on voting links from our home page menu, type the URL into Safari and bookmark it. Next time around, you be right at the voting page without all the fuss of having to drill down to it. It will still be slower than on a computer, but at least you get 50 Shilling for the time and effort each time Laugh

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