Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fishy Bloggers Choice Awards

EDIT 2 - Appears to be no longer fishy. See the user comment of this post and then also see my later post.

Something fishy is going on over at the Bloggers Choice Awards. Looks like some type of organized effort to push a blog into first in the religion category has just happened. What's also fishy is that it has suddenly jumped to 2nd in the "Best Blog of all Time" category (a rather popular category that should normally take awhile to get to the top of). Especially since the blog has only four posts and has not existed for more than a month. Oh well, with a voting system that can be easily abused, you had to expect it some time.

EDIT - Looking through the comments about the new "leader" it has been verified that there has been a lot of cheating (apparently they had over 1000 votes removed due to unfair voting). The weird thing is not the blog but the "fans" of the blog. It seems like some Filipino cult or something. These people are rather fanatical about this preacher to say the least. Half the comments just read "The only sensible preacher of our time" like some Stepford congregation. Having read his posts, I'm not really very impressed with his "reasoning" on things.

Of course there have also been rumors of an anti-Catholic blog that is going to have an organized push too. However, I don't think the blog mentioned above is it.

Anyway, for those who haven't voted yet, I'm still wanting to beat out beliefnet and only need about 5 or 6 more votes. And if you haven't voted, get Gerald at The Cafeteria is Closed and the other good Catholic blogs a boost too.

So ... GO VOTE!

and we'll take care of this fishy business.


RS

1 comment:

akeatpayperpost said...

Just wanted to let you know that after assessing the blog you mention here in this post, we have banned it from our site. This decision was made in the best interest of BloggersChoiceAwards.com, and to help maintain the integrity of it.

Thought you might be interested in this!