British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2014 – multiple votes

When we opened the voting for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2014 we asked that people refrain from multiple voting knowing full well that there would be some people who would be tempted to vote more than once and we kind of accepted that would happen on a small scale. However within the first couple of days of voting we have noticed that at least one individual has decided that their favourites have to win and have so far voted at least eight times (all in one ten minute session!). Obviously this is very disappointing and so we renew our plea asking anyone who votes to refrain from voting multiple times. Tram of the Year is meant as a bit of fun at the end of the year and the winner should be what all our readers want (from the shortlist and yes we appreciate that your favourite may not have made the final list but we’re not forcing you to vote!) and not just a few people. We will now be reviewing all votes cast and any multiple votes will be discarded ahead of revealing the winners in January.

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5 Responses to British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2014 – multiple votes

  1. David Edwards says:

    name and shame that individual

    • Christopher Callan says:

      How would you “name” them. Seems half the people hiding behind daft Pseudonyms. Or worse using first names and allow people to wrongly assume its the wrong one.

      Fact is it suppose to be harmless fun. Whole site been dragged down this year by lunatics hiding behind “names” posting utter garbage and now seemingly hijacking the annual poll.

      • Steve Hyde says:

        I can understand your problem with pseudonyms Christopher but sometimes professional interests mean that one feels unable to post using a real name. Until recently that has been the case for me, now however retirement allows me to stop ‘hiding’.

  2. BigG says:

    Perhaps you could name any future “multiple voters”. As you say it is meant to be for enjoyment; it is also interesting to know what appeals to people. Manipulating the results proves nothing except, perhaps, about the personality of those doing the manipulation.

  3. Gareth Prior says:

    We will not be naming and shaming all multiple voters but I am well aware of who the worst culprit is and I should think they are aware who they are too. I will give the benefit of doubt and say maybe it was an error and they just kept pressing on submit as it was being slow to respond.

    I am pretty sure that multiple voting has always taken place but it was just that this was so obvious being all in a row and Survey Monkey makes it very easy for us to tell when the same person has voted several times.

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