In the poll when there were lots of people, some of the guys would have voted for themselves, and some would not. That is instantly unfair because the selfish guys would win. That is why we got rid of the poll method and asked you all to post your votes instead.
I made a subtotal count of the votes before the end, but that was wrong, and spaz edited it wrongly so we gave up on that idea.
When the voting ended, i moved the poll away from where anybody else (except admins) could view it, and that is where i counted the votes. Some people voted in big sentences, and that made it harder to see who they voted for, and subsequently two people's votes got missed off the final count.
When you complained that "the poll had been deleted so none of us could count the votes", we'd simply moved the poll out of the way. I had to make a NEW topic to have this poll in, which is why i decided to hide the other one. It also made sure it was safe and couldn't be edited.
When Spaz notified me of the missing votes, I moved the topic to where he could see it and we spent a long time going over the votes several times using several different methods. In the end we completely agreed on the votes, and were sure that nobody's votes had been tampered with.
The only changes that were made were Crimson received one vote that i had not recognised, and he was added onto the sixth-equal position. Katie had received six votes not five. These errors were corrected straightaway, but did not affect the 1st positions or the current tie-break poll.
If anybody still feels the need to want to check all the votes yet again, they really do need to get a life. Firstly, they must believe that this is very important, although Chris and Spaz will take the winner's title seriously. If you believe that everybody is out to get you, thats called paranoia. I moved the poll so that it wouldn't be questioned or tampered with, that effectively locked it up. If someone really wants to count the votes again, you would be welcome to, but you would probably believe that we've deleted votes for you or whoever you support, and you would never be satisfied.
During the poll, suspicious things did happen. For example, my votes went down from 2 to 1 instead of up to 3, which could not have happened unless someone rigged the poll, and only five people could possibly have done that. That is why we went to post votes, which could not be rigged without us seeing the "edited by" line which we forced to turn on. We are confident that no votes have gone missing.If someone rigged the poll this time, they would have to edit my post at the top of the page. There is a line at the bottom of that post, just like at the bottom of this one, that clearly states the last person to edit that post or the poll. You can see the last time i edited it, that was to correct the previous poll scores and add the text at the top. Nobody can edit that poll without it being noticed
Edited by Spaz The Great, 05 May 2006 - 12:08 AM.