Category: Voting

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Vote-farming: cheating or not?

Voting contests are big news in the US this week. Theodore Scott was announced as the winner of a massive $100,000 in the Gold Peak Tea contest, but then just a couple of days...

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Ten reasons why voting competitions are a BAD idea

Are you running – or planning – an online voting competition? Shame on you! Most people HATE voting competitions, and here are ten reasons why. 1. Your fans won’t vote The public won’t give...

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Making voting competitions fairer

It’s time to revisit the topic of online voting competitions. Since I blogged about them in February (see ‘When Voting Competitions Go Wrong‘) there have definitely been improvements, with more promoters introducing judged or...

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How to Run an Online Voting Competition

So, you’ve read about what happens When Voting Competitions Go Wrong, and you still want to run one? Here’s some advice to ensure your competition runs as smoothly as possible – although don’t say...

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When Voting Competitions Go Wrong

So you want to run a fun competition, where the public are encouraged to visit your website or Facebook page and vote for their favourite entry? On paper it might look good, but in reality...

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Spreading like Wildfire

This week a friend sent me a message with a link to a new competition running on Facebook, and when I clicked on it I was disappointed to see that it’s yet another voting...