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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:34 pm 
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Spooge

And you can heave a free " flange "

Why not regional bike of the month and each area submits the top few to the main voting ? fookin loads of effort though :lol:

Can anyone direct me to the " how much is my botm vote worth" thread :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:42 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
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:lol: there was a mention in the chat room that the french forum was help to back a winner :o


I remember that month. When the French stormed in and invaded :shock:


Well it was only just over a week ago Tony. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
kaiser wrote:
:lol: there was a mention in the chat room that the french forum was help to back a winner :o


I remember that month. When the French stormed in and invaded :shock:


Well it was only just over a week ago Tony. :wink:


:shock: :shock: Oh Fook :oops: :lol: :lol: old age and time


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:53 pm 
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how do you know about votes registered Si? if this is common knowledge why is nothing being done- this stinks of florida all over again.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Its just a hunch- but based on months of casual observations. Last year I was comfortably leading a poll and then suddenly got behind in quite a short amount of time. When it was level pegging and I got a vote within the hour there would be another vote to the other bike around 2 minutes after a new user had been registered. Coincidence?? maybe but it happened a dozen or so times. The names were similar- one word, three syllables, no location, no follow up posts etc. I became very suspicious and spent far too long watching the pattern emerge (It was whilst doing this that I spotted the ruse with the clone usernames- JeRkY. .orange71 etc that was flagged up the other week- its a common used forum scam used to defraud). I just accepted it and said nothing- its no big deal, I already have the T-shirt.

BoTM is supposed to be fun and not taken seriously but the standard has got so high that some people are spending big bucks to chase the win. Its a shame that the votes are being manipulated in such a way as to change outcomes. I'm not for a minute suggesting that the owners themselves are doing this- like you said, there are other national forums that might want to give a nominee a leg up, I don't know, but for whatever reason some people are up to no good.

I guess one way of doing it is for everyone who votes should be made to leave a comment of who and why they voted- that way if a bike gets a dozen votes and comments from users with just a few posts on a recently opened account, IP addresses can be checked by a mod and further investigations can be made. BoTM is a serious competition these days and there needs to be more scrutiny IMO.

Si


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:17 pm 
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I agree with you, the reason being- I hate cheating- sad times indeed :(


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:42 pm 
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thats pretty poor.

i'd love to win botm but what would be the point if you hacve only won because you have moreuser names
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:59 pm 
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some people are spending big bucks to chase the win.


I have it on good authority that a bicycle of the month win on retrobike actually adds an entire inch to your penis AND increases overall girth .

These are things money alone cannot buy .


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Anyone want to sell me a Breezer and 20 fake logins?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:09 pm 
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zigzag wrote:
Anyone want to sell me a Breezer and 20 fake logins?



Bacardi? :lol:



Actually ZZ theres no way you could bankroll what you need :lol:


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