Unusually High Number of Entries (+16,312.7%) in the Final Hours — March 2023 Giveaway — Legion 7 Slim

I took screenshots to record my entries.  By doing that, I also captured the total entries for the giveaway.  Over 7 days, the average hourly entries were +46.58.

But, over the final 15 hoursthe average hourly entries jumped to +7,644.35a +16,312.7% increase (164×"Normal").

Can anyone explain this, please?

Here are my data and calculations:

UID Date-Time Screenshot Total Entries ΔEntries ΔTime Avg Entries/Hour
1 2023-04-01 18:06:29  37,901 0 00:00:00 N/A
2 2023-04-02 05:35:37  38,617 +716 +11:29:08 +62.26
3 2023-04-03 21:27:42  40,710 +2,093 +39:52:05 +52.50
4 2023-04-05 10:43:49  42,739 +2,029 +37:16:07 +54.44
5 2023-04-06 02:18:14  43,755 +1,016 +15:34:25 +65.27
6 2023-04-07 12:47:41  45,448 +1,693 +34:29:27 +40.07
7 2023-04-08 03:55:54  46,227 +779 +15:08:13 +51.49
8 2023-04-09 13:29:43  47,989 +1,762 +33:33:49 +52.49
9 2023-04-10 04:28:35  162,824 +114,835 +14:58:52 +7,644.35
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  • I appreciate the transparency in your answer Ben.  M0rn, I think your concerns about fraud control are valid, but Ben is just an end user of Gleam, in the end he's got a limited set of tools to check against fraud and the quality check for content is a good one.  Hopefully Ben has been in touch with Gleam about this and their devs can examine the issue and the underlying data in order to deploy an improved version of the platform that better protects against these types of attacks.

  • I forgot to mention... I meant to reply to you 10 days ago.  But, I got distracted.  Again.

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  • I forgot to mention... I meant to reply to you 10 days ago.  But, I got distracted.  Again.

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  • Seems like you managed to get someone's attention.  The entry count dropped 20k entries yesterday!  Maybe Ben and Gleam had a little security sit-down?  I'm sure you're still keeping an eye on this.