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    Question Need Opinions

    Hey everyone. I wanted to gauge popular opinion on a situation that has came up on my boards. We ran this Awards things over on my boards where members can vote for different members in categories like Member of the Year, Best Post etc.

    One of our current members benefitted in one category due to people registering after the contest began and voting for him and not ever posting or coming back since. Of 14 votes on his behalf 10 of those were members who never posted or have been back since then. I checked IP addresses to see if this individual had created multiple accounts, but IP's dont check out.

    Now, I didnt make a rule saying that wasn't allowed, but its pretty clear that even if its not this person who created these accounts they at least were doing this to fix the vote. By comparison the people he beat all had votes from active posting members.

    Under these circumstances do you think this person should be disqualified?

    Thanks for the input.

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    yep. If the voters have 0 posts or visited just to vote than I think thats a bit suspicious.

    I'd revamp the rules to active user votes only... and give me the prise F
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    Let him win. Seems that he needs the ego boost - make him happy then we'll just laugh at him
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAngel
    yep. If the voters have 0 posts or visited just to vote than I think thats a bit suspicious.

    I'd revamp the rules to active user votes only... and give me the prise F
    Agreed...

    Consider also, those votes could possibly be from proxy servers.

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    Here is another thing to this whole mess. This Award was for Member of the Year and you gotta wonder how 10 new registrations would know this person was worthy of member of the year?

    Obviously they couldnt and dont. Thanks for the views.

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    Hi Roody

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    Thanks for the opinion Minir. Keep 'em coming everyone if you don't mind. This one will obviously be a bit controversial because DQ'ing the guy will make it pretty obvious, but its necessary in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    Thanks for the opinion Minir. Keep 'em coming everyone if you don't mind. This one will obviously be a bit controversial because DQ'ing the guy will make it pretty obvious, but its necessary in my opinion.

    If they have 100 or less posts in 30 days I'd say it obviously rigged. Unless the guy that was voted for has such a dazzling attitude that no one can ignore...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAngel
    If they have 100 or less posts in 30 days I'd say it obviously rigged. Unless the guy that was voted for has such a dazzling attitude that no one can ignore...
    10 of the people who voted for him had Zero posts and all ten signed up after the awards started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    10 of the people who voted for him had Zero posts and all ten signed up after the awards started.

    So I guess its safe to assume the guy doen't have that dazzling of an attitude?...lol
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    Null votes.

    Explain with what you told us. That how does a 0 poster know who should be poster of the year, I'm sure the others would agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAngel
    So I guess its safe to assume the guy doen't have that dazzling of an attitude?...lol
    He is a bit of a troublemaker that is for sure.

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    I would imagine that it is rigged. if a person used a dial up account to do this, the IP could also be unique for a short time, then they disconnect and it is no longer in use for who knows how long till it is recycled ...

    I do feel though that since you did not previously state it in the rules, you must still face the issue with the voters ....

    they need to be asked the same question and make the decision as they are the ones awarding this prize.

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    Thanks for the input everyone and I agree Lance. Currently Im talking it over with my staff to make sure we are all on the same page here and then I plan on addressing it publicly.

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    Maybe make his award JACK ASS OF THE YEAR. If he gives you greif kick him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblecain
    Maybe make his award JACK ASS OF THE YEAR. If he gives you greif kick him out.
    lol yeah he definitely is being that.

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    Come on Roody, spill the beans - unveil this masked man
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