Originally Posted by Akash1886
I believe it could be some sort of hacking of IP (if possible) by some people either to promote product or to malign the image of brands.
Sad and uncalled indeed.
@Vibhor, Thanks for the reply. I am relieved!
From what I know, if you have a normal domestic Internet connection, you have a Dynamic IP, meaning your IP changes each time your modem connects to the Internet. There's an annual fee for buying a Static IP address, and that simply allots you the same IP address each time you connect. Static IP is used for sharing/hosting files. Now, if Mahindra is not guilty, there are broadly three possibilities:
1. Many DIFFERENT people posted reviews using the same modem. This can be the case if the people used their office computers, because even if there are 5 different devices accessing the internet using the same connection, their public IP is one and the same -- the modem's. Most organizations (probably) have static IPs. This MIGHT be possible if some company gifted the employees some Mahindra bikes...
2. Many people were miraculously allotted the same IP address, and all of them owned/reviewed Mahindra bikes. This is not even a possibility unless I win the lottery 10 times in a row. And that's impossible because I don't buy lottery tickets.
3. Different people used the same cyber cafe to post reviews of their bikes. Same as point #1, but more unlikely.
What are the odds of the above?
BUT, there's another possibility. Just like Mr. Akash said, someone, likely a competitor, used the same connection to try and spoil the brand image of Mahindra.
But if you ask me, not many people will give a crap. Did anyone when Maruti failed the crash tests? Did anyone when Volkswagen failed the emission tests? No, not in India. Everyone just moves on, or doesn't care, in the first place.
Hope this will not be deleted, it's rather
Mod, hope you please understand