Update: Sigh… all asm.bellsouth.net votes are going to have to be deleted now and the blog you’re going for will be delisted as a nominee if you try it with another host. The idea of this isn’t that you vote 49 times from 10 different IP addresses.
We should also add that our voting system tracks your vote in ways you may not realise… so over 50 votes from one location (i.e. more than just your class) will get all those votes deleted… as will automated voting patterns… just as they’re about to be now on a few polls.
Please note that we’ve set the maximum as 50 votes from the one location (as long as it’s an institution – home internet accounts submitting that many votes are being dodgy) as that would seem a reasonable amount of support to garner from your students and peers, and also be in the spirit of things (voting being decided by quality, not quantity).
So… if there are more than 50 votes from one location they all get removed.
Any other dodgy voting behavior will also see all the votes associated with it get removed.
So be fair, an encourage your clever IT students to be too 🙂