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Accounts Disabled for Blatant Gaming Behavior

Today we disabled 7 accounts for blatant gaming behavior, particularly this time for dumping points from a shill account to a main account.   When accounts are disabled, the account owners receive an email, if they have provided a valid email address.  Otherwise they will see a note when they try to log in.  We will not name the accounts until the owners have had a chance to respond to us. Continue reading


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The admins are monitoring several accounts which appear to be engaged in blatant gaming behavior such as “dumping” points from a shill account or “throwing” points across a leaderboard deadline, in opposition to any sensible accuracy-guided forecasting strategy.  Most of these accounts will probably be disabled and eventually removed from all leaderboards.  Disablings will be announced.  Forecasters with permanently disabled accounts will have to start over.  The SciCast team is examining some non-trading variables for possible exonerating evidence.

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