Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.19.2005

Damned hanging chads

Well, it looks like hanging chads aside, some votes were excluded as excessive voting from a few particular IP addresses and by default that now makes me the winner of the Best 5001 to 6750 Blog.

Thanks to Mike at Education Intelligence Agency and Intercepts (one of my competitors) for pointing out the final results to me.

Funny, how after winning by discounting votes and such, it doesn't feel like much of a victory because I feel badly for the competition. It isn't their fault. I truly don't believe anyone in our category cheated. I hope it wasn't an unfortunate mishap by different work stations all on one IP address.

But, thanks to all who voted for me and gave me their support.

11 Comments:

  • At 4:42 PM, December 19, 2005, Anonymous kr said…

    WOOHOO! CONGRATS!

    Karma~

     
  • At 4:50 PM, December 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Many thanks. The win is sort of deflated ... and I feel bad for the others who finished in the top 3.

     
  • At 5:54 PM, December 19, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Yeah, you're right. While I'm happy for you ... the whole thing has just an anti-climactic weirdness.

     
  • At 8:59 PM, December 19, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    Unfortunate IP mishap. Uh huh....

     
  • At 9:01 PM, December 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    folks at The Hole Card are pissed as hell...u read their blog? woo boy...u don't have fans there...that why you took their link down? have to admit they run a great written, entertaining and informative site..kind of got hosed, nothing against this site tho

     
  • At 9:22 PM, December 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, I like the Hole Card, too. I did take down the link because I got the impression that they didn't want anything to do with me any more and that is unfortunate. I think they have a fun little blog. I think it is sad about the votes, too. I didn't even know about the vote count thing until someone else told me. I was happily in second place and had conceded to THC. But, yeah, I got the feeling that they're not happy with me and I'm sorry for that.

     
  • At 9:45 PM, December 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    f>>> those pricks. they should grow up and accept the loss graciously. You won fair and square. Congrats!!!

     
  • At 9:40 AM, December 20, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I'll have to agree. They never had the lead until the Cooties entered the picture. They should get over it.

     
  • At 10:55 AM, December 20, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks.

     
  • At 6:49 AM, December 24, 2005, Blogger MorningGlory said…

    Congrats on your win ... take them any way you can get 'em (sans cheating, of course). I feel bad for THC; they didn't know that their victory was questionable, and to have it taken away must have hurt. But you won, fair and square. Not like you challenged the results, or demanded a recount, or anything.

    MG

     
  • At 3:51 PM, December 25, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thank you MG. The way the voting went sort of took the wind out of my sails. But, you're right. I didn't question the results when I thought I finished second. *shrug*

    It had to suck for THC. I don't think they did anything, I think it was a conspiracy of another group and he was the unfortunate victim as much as I was (at the time it was going on).

     

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