ss_blog_claim=bf53c2c2a6b5e4b759eb9b46babec032 Stephen the dog: I am not gonna win

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I am not gonna win


Well it appears I am not going to win the stupid camera stick thing. That is ok I don’t really want one anyway and there are actually several products competing in this space. I did not even thing the market was big enough for one such product. However in a quick search I found at least 3.

I have noticed a lot of people are adding posts on their sites saying please vote for me. Or things like vote for me so I can win this contest. I am not going to do that, why because it is total crap. You enter a contest and you win or lose based on the merits of your entry not because you put up a post saying please vote for me or because you create a widget. These are not contests are supposed to be about the best entry not about who can drive the largest number of sheep to check a box.

During the contest I noticed you can vote everyday. What is up with that vote once if you vote your heart it should not change day to day. Who wants to have to vote every single day that sucks. I am not big on commitments which is why I don’t watch 24.

I also discovered that is it is possible to cheat. Yes that is right an Internet contest can be rigged. I have far to much integrity to cheat, nor will I mention how it can be done but, let’s just say the polling does not do a great job of identifying the voters.

Well I am not going to win and X-shot, am I sad. No not at all. I never really wanted one. I am a little disappointed by how these contests seem to work. I guess I allowed myself to believe. In the future I think the contest should have all the entries in one place force you to review them and select the best. The intent is as a voter you are supposed to review and select the best entry. Does that happen? I don’t think so, people go to a website follow a link and vote for whoever sent them there. Fine if that is the way it works so be it.

This is just another example of why the internet is a total waste of time. No really think about it for a min. I am sure you have a great reason as to why the internet is not a waste of time but I will just leave you with the one parting thought. YOU ARE READING A WEBSITE AUTHORED BY A DOG!!!

2 Comments:

At July 25, 2007 at 8:45:00 PM EST , Blogger Drew said...

Stephen,
You still have much to learn about viral marketing my four footed friend. I think you are in need of a snausage and a nap.

 
At July 30, 2007 at 3:18:00 PM EST , Blogger meeyauw said...

NO NO Drew: he is right.

After all, Oregon and Illinois say we in Vermont cheated on the Simpson movie voting. And I TRIED to cheat but didn't have the energy to do it (it would mean running down to the village to use the library computer. Or taking my laptop to every wifi hotspot and seeing if that would change my IP or deleting cookies? what the hell would it be? see? too much thinking time required to cheat).

And I nearly disowned my four children for not voting and my lifetime best friend's computer could NOT vote. And I only remembered to vote twice.

But others had banners and everything and probably BRIBES.

So you were the most honest contestant, Stephen. Well done.

But I'm glad I won in the contest anyhow!

 

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