Predictable but unfortunate

by Henry Farrell on December 7, 2003

Looks as though there’s a lot of “cheating”: going on in the Blog Awards. Various methods used – “Dive into Mark”: seems to have employed a particularly cunning trick. The polls link directly to the websites of the nominated blogs, in order to allow people to check out the blogs that they’re voting on,. Apparently, the eponymous Mark set up a script to trap anyone clicking on the link to his website into voting for his blog automatically. Scroll down through the comments to see his justification for doing this – it’s a minor masterpiece of chutzpah. Fortunately, CT readers don’t seem to have been up to any mischief, either because you don’t have the skillz, or because you’re nice and honest people. Naturally, I prefer the latter explanation. (Via “Scripting News”:

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dca 12.08.03 at 1:58 pm



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