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Yesterday

Superbass added a comment to T238942: Add problematic German spam articles to Top Read blacklist.

That looks good, how long will it take until "Once updated on the service"?

Fri, Nov 22, 6:46 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Mon, Nov 18

Superbass added a comment to T236121: Trending articles is showing pages that had fake traffic.

@Dbrant Do you think 2% will do it? Spammers could adapt. Or the traffic generated by the display in the "Trending Topics" could exceed 2%.

Mon, Nov 18, 8:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
Superbass added a project to T236121: Trending articles is showing pages that had fake traffic: iOS-app-feature-Feed.
Mon, Nov 18, 12:42 PM · Patch-For-Review, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
Superbass updated subscribers of T236121: Trending articles is showing pages that had fake traffic.

@JMinor FYI

Mon, Nov 18, 8:47 AM · Patch-For-Review, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
Superbass added a comment to T236121: Trending articles is showing pages that had fake traffic.

Hi @Charlotte and @Dbrant,

Mon, Nov 18, 8:30 AM · Patch-For-Review, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Sun, Nov 17

Superbass awarded T236121: Trending articles is showing pages that had fake traffic a Heartbreak token.
Sun, Nov 17, 2:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Feed, Android-app-feature-Feeds, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Sat, Nov 16

Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

@MusikAnimal The complaints are about the mobile app with it's trending list. I thought it would use the same database as topviews.

Sat, Nov 16, 1:24 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Fri, Nov 15

Steinsplitter awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a The World Burns token.
Fri, Nov 15, 2:33 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Emha awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a 100 token.
Fri, Nov 15, 12:22 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

Just as with T236121 I think we've done all we can do here. We've identified obvious false traffic and removed it from Topviews. The long-term solution is tracked at T123442: Pageview API: Better filtering of bot traffic on top enpoints.

Fri, Nov 15, 6:50 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a Burninate token.
Fri, Nov 15, 6:46 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
real68er awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a Heartbreak token.
Fri, Nov 15, 6:23 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Stepro awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a Heartbreak token.
Fri, Nov 15, 12:10 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Thu, Nov 14

MichaelSchoenitzer awarded T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics a Heartbreak token.
Thu, Nov 14, 11:57 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Mon, Nov 4

Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

I would like to add that we now regularly receive complaints in OTRS about this manipulation. It's a bit embarrassing that nothing has changed effectively so far.

Mon, Nov 4, 6:22 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

I'd suggest to remove the articles from the list for at least two months (I thouht that happened already?). It is very unlikely that Mr. Sammet and co. will become famous in the next few months.

Mon, Nov 4, 6:41 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Oct 21 2019

Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

Status update: The three articles have been in the top 5 since August. There are still 40,000 bot pageviews per day. The manipulators are completely fooling us.

Oct 21 2019, 10:22 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Sep 17 2019

Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

Thank you for your intervention and comment. I would recommend to take out the three articles about musicians/bands as well. The pageviews of the three articles are synchronized over weeks, and they are far too high as these items have no corresponding presence in the news or charts.

Sep 17 2019, 5:53 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly

Sep 16 2019

Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

The pageview statistics are here, with the mentioned articles on rank 2,3,4_ https://tools.wmflabs.org/topviews/?project=de.wikipedia.org&platform=all-access&date=last-month&excludes=

Sep 16 2019, 8:08 PM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass added a project to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics: MobileFrontend.
Sep 16 2019, 11:46 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass added a comment to T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.

We also had this issue before, see [[de:Anthocyane]], s. [[de:Diskussion:Anthocyane#Aufrufzahlen]]

Sep 16 2019, 11:45 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly
Superbass created T232992: Manipulation of pageview statistics.
Sep 16 2019, 11:43 AM · Analytics, Pageviews-Anomaly