Pollen user report thread 📣

What is this thread about?

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple cases of users abusing the pollen system; From self reacting multiple times to old messages on Discord, to like for like trading. After a lot of discussion on Discord and Discourse, the conclusion was made that having a transparent way of reporting malicious users was feasible. Hence, this thread has been created with the purpose of reporting users who might possibly be abusing pollen, by gaming cred. By having a single thread, we hope to have a clear, uncluttered, and organized way of reporting users. The goal is to be as transparent as possible, everyone can see who is reported.

Rules:

As taken from here, credit to @therealmo, users who break one of the following rules are abusing the cred system:

Rules:

1.One account per user policy
An user is not allowed to own and operate multiple accounts*
2.No reactions/likes trading allowed
Entering agreements with other users to like/react each other’s posts is not allowed. Neither is self-reacting.*
Reactions/Likes trading is defined by a pattern of 2 or more users mutually reacting to most or all of each other’s posts, regardless of the quality of the content.*
3. Bug use / Exploits / Manipulation
If you find a bug or exploit in the system, please report it immediately. Those using a bug or exploit to their advantage may risk account deactivation *
4. Breaking any of the decorum rules found here

Template:

In order to report a user, it is advised to adhere to the following template:

User to be reported: Provide Discord, Discourse and Github if applicable.
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred:
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: See the rules above.
Evidence you can provide to support your claim: Evidence could be in the form of screenshots or any other related media.

NOTE: It is required to have explicit and concise evidence that the user is gaming cred. Do not post if you do not have enough evidence! Be polite and never attack another user, even if they are breaking the rules. Stay polite and report the user in a constructive way.

Who decides if I am guilty?

The current process is that users can report potential gamers in a transparent way on this thread. The cases of these reported users can also be discussed by the community members in the pollen channel on Discord. Over the past weeks, we have tried involving the community at a large scale for sensitive matters like these. This has however, not worked out as it quickly became avery chaotic, heated debate, with everyone having different opinions on the matter. Hence, ultimately, the members of the Pollen DAO (@crisog @sem , @befitsandpiper, @Jasper, @luigy, @lkngtn and @Rayne decide whether a user is found guilty or not.

What if I am found guilty?

This is still up for debate, but the initial idea from discussions was to give malicious users the Sus role. This serves as a sort of timeout, meaning that the user is excluded from distributions until proven innocent; Which can be done by appealing.

This thread is still evolving, rules can be modified, the template could be modified, it’s still up for debate.

Current list of de-activated users and the rules they broke:

xDaiFandom, 1 & 2
pouria 2
F.THV 2
Wafey 2

NOTE: Please use this thread primarily for reporting users. If you want to discuss, go to the following link: here. This is in order to keep this thread organized.

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100% agree and I am building cases as I type this :slightly_smiling_face:. But I would like to add that we consider a consequence for maybe habitual false allegations… I don’t think anything is needed at this time but just something to think about as this plays out. Thanks Rayne!

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Users to be reported:
Simon_Black (09.10)
Giorgi1984 (09.10)
Greekgod (09.10)
sheewa (09.10)
emyor (13.10)
vatone (17.10)
In parenthesis, the date on which the user joined our discord.
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: 31.10.2020
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: 2, Eventually 1
Evidence you can provide to support your claim:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/708187332154753065/766319283097042974
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/708187332154753065/766319283097042974
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/708187332154753065/766320867193258004
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/708186863537618965/768083091726008330
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/762644358847135744/767668798534582303
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/766322131033784320
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/768078995706609686
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/764413987269902337
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765177636489658368
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765470246622330881
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/708187332154753065/765475504446111764
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765509731649060864
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765567021805994004
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765580135952023612
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/765680855137386516
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/765686169782190080
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765844961085489172
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766653217000914944
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/767444110800977970
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/767659610080542750
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/698287701333377026/767660268246269992
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767664418192228353
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/759108046730821697/767666330987003914
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/765658799058583652

There is a clear pattern on reacts to random messages between this group of users. I do believe that one person own multiple of these accounts but it’s a harder process to prove it.

Note that 4 of these accounts have been created the same day. Most of the posts are on the #memes channel.

I’m reporting this to provide a discussion and would be happy to hear different point of views from other members.

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User to be reported : xDaiFandom#0220, xDaiFandom
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: Sunday November 1st
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: Potentially operating multiple accounts to spam-like.
Evidence you can provide to support your claim :

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Users to be reported:
pouria (14.10)
alisamiei (12.10)
saeed1111 (12.10)
luxumbra.eth (16.10)
Majd (12.10)
mazda (13.10)
In parenthesis, the date on which the user joined our discord.
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: 26.10.2020
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: 2nd rule. No reactions/likes trading allowed

Evidence you can provide to support your claim:
These users posted many pictures in the #design channel on Discord. Often just a stock photo with the 1Hive logo.

Posts from pouria in #design:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766215731925745684
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766237872612966421
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766260592008495104
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766273416721989652
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766301962181410866
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766317328236412938

Posts from alisamiei in #design:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766396114521817088
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766567507170557953
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766569625948258314
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/770019517388029963
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/771679569081270283

Posts from Majd in #design:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/765326343415791616
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766260774813040660
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766274960997875712
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766299908118151168
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766302588022685766

Posts from mazda in #design:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/766654598102122568
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766468491582373908
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766439300899274802
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766430184022736896

Posts from pouria in #memes:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766431950793211925
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766446291667648523
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766541530105118720
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766542468639883286
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766543005359407105
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766547150208237614
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/766562786171944960

I’m reporting this to provide a discussion and would be happy to hear different point of views from other members.

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Users to be reported:
sand3sh (06.10)
buddhaswap (18.10)
In parenthesis, the date on which the user joined our discord.
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: 25.10.2020
Which rules are potential user breaking and how? 1st rule: Only one account per user allowed

Evidence you can provide to support your claim :
After taking a look at the xDai address that Sand3sh provided in #pollen ( here ) and then at the one buddhaswap provided ( here ) I noticed that the first transaction on buddhaswap’s account is this one here were buddhaswap recieves 0.05 Xdai from sand3sh. So they should at least know each other, right?
Well, when he joined discord, buddhaswap first post was asking where to start? A few moments later, sand3sh comes to rescue and provides buddhaswap with the necessary info and gets a like and a honeypot in return. Was it just a coincidence that sand3sh was ready to help within moments of buddha posting? And both of them acting as strangers, although they clearly had contact before?
I guess buddhaswap really appreciated sand3sh’s help because he started reacting almost exclusively to sand3sh’s posts, being very generous with honeypots as you will see in the screenshots and links bellow.
Posts in #memes
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/771306213354635295
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/771307355207761960
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/771328953759432714
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/771353479762673674
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/770799389852827659
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/770804136106131476

#design
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/771179926833201242
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/771059056403677187
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/771071567073247243
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/770863426175631361
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/738897018356891669/770863237382012948

#Check-in
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/750011679852462220/769192538530906122

Screenshot in case reactions suddenly dissapear:

I wanted to add something to it that I just noticed:
Looking at this post from buddhaswap and this one from sand3sh, you can deduct that they both live in the same time zone, have the same theme on their phones and both like to keep their phones silent and on flight mode. Maybe also a coincidence.

First and only like from buddhaswap on discourse also went to Sand3sh

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I am just adding more information to Simon_Black’s case.
Those addresses were found on the #onboarding channel.

Simon_Black
0x235B0b6986A842604FC61Dd560142e214Bd849Ed

Giorgi1984
0xeaA2A7F56287Ff63666c8Dd953Ae8548504912e1
Blockscout
4 transactions containing Simon_Black’s address

Greekgod
0xEa0801F6923C128A24b305C41b171a1e67F6fE38
Blockscout
4 transactions containing Simon_Black’s address

sheewa
0x142F9789182a1003230fbBAE586DD25D3F201803
Blockscout
1 transaction containing Simon_Black’s address

Edit: Correcting a mistake in sheewa’s address
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Users to be reported:

imran (19.09)
0xA38D3EF13046C3c3124f1eB1b0b96F04F2d2f8f9
Blockscout

redwalker (11.10)
0xB16B0f76e5328076923423fe8c985f69EC12eF84
Many transfers containing imran’s address
Blockscout

abdullah2008 (18.10)
No address found on #onboarding

In parenthesis, the date on which the user joined our discord.
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: 26.10.2020
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: 2nd rule. No reactions/likes trading allowed or first rule One account per user policy

Evidence you can provide to support your claim:
Posts from imran in #memes:
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767153435048804382
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767362400331628555
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767368548950474765
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767405839958147092
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767457463292919818
https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/743890898781339658/767472562930188398

All of these accounts have been deactivated on pollen for now, except for the sand3sh/buddhaswap case which I do not consider strong. These two members appear to be friends, but the cases I see are not of spamming reacts to each other, but essentially normal attention you would expect friends to give each other within a community.

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User to be reported : Echo
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred:
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?: Involved with wafey and jacquelyn. still farming cred as shown below they’ve given a substantial amount of likes this week.
Evidence you can provide to support your claim :

Upon further investigation it appears this user just likes a lot on the introduction thread. This user is not a gamer

User to be reported : F-THV
Date on which you noticed the potential user gaming cred: Dates back to thread from Oct 26th
Which rules are potential user breaking and how?:
Evidence you can provide to support your claim : 3 accounts all created 1 day ago at the same time with 20 likes on discourse
fthv

F-THV was disabled last week, and the 3 accounts feeding likes have been removed

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Hi. the rules werent clear, and i was just trying to make good material for the community to enjoy

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Hi. the rules werent clear, and i was just trying to make good material for the community to enjoy and try to make better that. im newcomer here and in discord too .right now i know what shall i do please its the first time.

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make exceptions for Simon_Black case as well.

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Simon_black : clear picture of farming cred in the #help channel.
link to the rest : https://discord.com/channels/698287700834517064/759108046730821697/770340833026899978

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I was there, he did it in my face. I’m sorry but I don’t agree to make him an exception. I support @Felix and @omahs

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I will arrange video call with all of the users listed above.

Let me know when you guys are available.

Can someone pull the details with how much hny was distributed to all reported accounts.
It would be interesting to see the reports compared to other members that actually posted help messages, not just memes.

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You farmed cred right in front of me, so calm down.

I support this 100%, I’m glad that the community is finally taking action. :grin:

Thanks for the suggestion @berserk, here is a table containing some of the recently reported accounts.

Current cred HNY received
Simon_black 335 1.29
Giorgi1984 185 0.23
Greekgod
sheewa
emyor
vatone
pouria 229 0.82
alisamiei 186 0.70
Majd 82 0.48
mazda 68 0.39
saeed1111 12 0.06*
luxumbra.eth
imran 79 0.20
redwalker
abdullah2008

*Balance not transfered yet

All the data comes from the livepage.

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