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Questions & Answers: Contests

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How Can I Be Sure The Contests Are Legitimate?

The names of who voted for whom are visible to all. We have moved from a secret ballot to public display as an additional security measure. It is now obvious to members as well as staff if there is a concerted campaign from new accounts created just to vote and/or if there is a sudden change in the voting pattern. We have always been able to monitor who voted, however this additional measure ensures transparency for everyone, thus reducing both attempted voting fraud and the subsequent drama it can create.

We have endless ways of discovering cheating and are always successful. If you are caught cheating, your entry will be deleted and you'll be called out in the public thread, visible to everyone. Reason being that in the past, when we removed the offending entry without any announcement (to help minimize embarrassment for the member), it often led to uninformed (or worse, misinformed) members questioning our motives and calling us censorship nazi's. More often than not, the cheater themselves would claim innocence, causing a higher workload for our staff. For these reasons, we now alert the community of what happened, to save all the confusion and massive workload on our team.
 
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