That looks good, how long will it take until "Once updated on the service"?
Mon, Nov 18
@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%.
Sun, Nov 17
Sat, Nov 16
@MusikAnimal The complaints are about the mobile app with it's trending list. I thought it would use the same database as topviews.
Fri, Nov 15
Thu, Nov 14
Mon, Nov 4
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.
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.
Oct 21 2019
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.
Sep 17 2019
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 16 2019
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=
We also had this issue before, see [[de:Anthocyane]], s. [[de:Diskussion:Anthocyane#Aufrufzahlen]]