Many of you have asked for “evidence” the staff are gaming the system, rather than simply evidence the system is gameable, after I posted my accusations regarding how the system is rigged.
Here is a single example out of the many suspicious activities on the site. As you can see from a random selection of the “tips given” by this user, all but one have went to a staff member or remote guide working for Mahalo directly. This just one section of showing who this user has assigned “best answer” to. Click here for more. 4/5 given to people who voluntarily disclose they are staff on their profiles. The other profile is a blank, and could very well be another employee, since no system is in place requiring their disclosure.
Let’s take a look at this user’s profile to see why it might be they are so generous with their tips to Mahalo staff.
No disclosure on their profile. They are, however, a Mahalo employee.
When questioned about why no system is in place to require employees to self-identify, Jason claimed the following:
That, however, is not true. In the begining, I thought this was simply an oversight. Now, given more recent developments, I see it is part of a system. A system designed to keep the tips transfering around among a group of employees, to avoid MA having to pay out.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Jason takes wants to funnel even outside user’s money into his botnet, by overriding their tip payouts, and directing them himself. I wonder where those tips will end up?