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Fortunate
2007-Nov-03, 09:12 PM
Vote early, vote often.:)
You can vote once every 24 hours until November 8 at
http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-04, 10:43 PM
I already voted, but I don't think it's fair to vote more than once.

Jim
2007-Nov-04, 11:25 PM
Actually, that's the way this game is played. You can vote once every 24 hours.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-05, 12:16 AM
Man, I'm stupid.
Sorry, I'll go vote now.

Whirlpool
2007-Nov-05, 11:44 AM
I voted too.

;)

SeanF
2007-Nov-05, 03:24 PM
You can vote once every 24 hours.
What?! That's a perversion of the democratic processes! I hope Mak doesn't find out about this! ;)

(BTW, I voted - Bad Astronomy currently has a plurality, but not a majority. Go, BA!)

WaxRubiks
2007-Nov-05, 04:09 PM
this really should be a sticky for when you click 'new posts'; i only saw it just now.

Noclevername
2007-Nov-05, 04:14 PM
I voted twice! Where's my cookie?

Fortunate
2007-Nov-05, 04:39 PM
Climate Audit is in second place but seems to be closing the gap rapidly.

Jim
2007-Nov-05, 06:31 PM
What?! That's a perversion of the democratic processes! ...

No, just a slight modification of the Chicago Process... Vote Early. Vote Often.

Fortunate
2007-Nov-06, 03:10 PM
BA leads by about 400 votes; Climate Audit is currently second; Pharyngula is third.
The love train chugs on.

WaxRubiks
2007-Nov-06, 04:28 PM
this really should be a sticky for when you click 'new posts'; i only saw it just now.


Any response?

I think quite a lot of people just click on new posts to see what's up rather than go to specific forums.

KaiYeves
2007-Nov-07, 06:06 PM
Stupid voting website doesn't work on this laptop.

01101001
2007-Nov-07, 07:06 PM
Update: BA Blog: Vote! Best Science Blog 2007 (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/11/07/vote-best-science-blog-2007/)


PZ Myers just endorsed me for Best Science Blog 2007. So did Deltoid.

Of course, the reason they are doing so is that I am the front runner, with Climate Audit close behind. It looks like the opposing forces in the epic battle for the reality of science are consolidating.
[...]
Where do you stand? (http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php) Apparently the Weblog Award site is very slow. But keep trying; I am marginally ahead of the others right now!

BA is roughly 200 votes ahead. (Final results will be announced November 8, 2007.)

Trebuchet
2007-Nov-07, 08:04 PM
So can you vote twice in 24 hrs if you do it from a different computer or IP address?

The_Radiation_Specialist
2007-Nov-07, 08:13 PM
Internet voting is always cheesy. It's fine for things like polls and such, but when it is for something like this it's impossible to fully eliminate cheating.

Meanwhile, the website seems to be down...

Fortunate
2007-Nov-08, 12:00 AM
The voting site is back up. BA leads by about 300 votes. Voting ends November 8 at 5 PM EST.

01101001
2007-Nov-08, 04:09 PM
The voting site is back up. BA leads by about 300 votes. Voting ends November 8 at 5 PM EST.

As of writing, BA trails by 387.

WaxRubiks
2007-Nov-08, 06:06 PM
now trails 1162

01101001
2007-Nov-08, 11:07 PM
Poll is closed.

Bad Astronomy: 19160
Climate Audit: 20558

Let the recounts begin!

Edit, 30 minutes later: poll is still closed, but numbers moved slightly:
Bad Astronomy: 19176
Climate Audit: 20613

Kesh
2007-Nov-09, 02:32 AM
Just checked a couple minutes ago:

Bad Astronomy: 20,681
Climate Audit: 20,635

Good lord, that's close. If that count stands, you can bet there will be some howling on CA in the morning!

Fortunate
2007-Nov-09, 02:43 AM
As of now: Bad Astronomy: 20,681
Climate Audit: 20,634
Are they finished "recounting"? I don't know. Maybe someone who knows more about computers could tell me how you recount. I naively assumed that a computer at "weblogawards" would keep a running total of the votes and know the winner at 5 PM EST, when the polls closed. I am glad that BA won (if the recounts are over), but I am also curious about the process.

Neverfly
2007-Nov-09, 02:59 AM
Is there a prize?

Fortunate
2007-Nov-09, 03:20 AM
I went back to the Weblog Awards site to look for info on the method and rational for the recount. The site mentioned having to "certify" the tally. It also says,


RESULTS ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED! Each poll is checked during the voting and after polls close for excessive voting from individual machines. If excess voting is found it is noted and the votes are removed.

Maybe that's it, or maybe not.

Fortunate
2007-Nov-09, 03:39 AM
They are actually stiil recounting. The tally just changed to
BA: 20,683
CA: 20,638

tdn
2007-Nov-09, 03:57 PM
At last count, BA won.

Congratulations!

01101001
2007-Nov-09, 05:10 PM
Maybe that's it, or maybe not.

Site (http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php) also says: "The winner should be announced Monday."

Kesh
2007-Nov-09, 07:17 PM
Is there a prize?

Bragging rights, and the ability to put a "Weblog winner" graphic on your site.

Neverfly
2007-Nov-09, 07:30 PM
Bragging rights, and the ability to put a "Weblog winner" graphic on your site.

<chuckle>

I see other prizes too...

I visited climate audit. It seems we have some good sports here. He also added a link to the BA Blog on his website. He said he had never heard of the BA blog til this voting.

Similarily, he says the other runners may not be getting the recognition they deserve.

This little poll has opened up a few doors in the Battle against Ignorance:p

So I would say that we all get a prize...:D

UserName
2007-Nov-09, 07:31 PM
CONGRATULATIONS

(It was my vote that put BA over the top. :))

01101001
2007-Nov-09, 08:44 PM
Site (http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php) also says: "The winner should be announced Monday."


We have a winners.


We are announcing a tie between Bad Astronomy Blog and Climate Audit, so there will be two winners in this category. Both blogs agree with this decision. We thank them both for helping resolve the issues that affected this poll as voting closed Thursday.

01101001
2007-Nov-09, 09:23 PM
The contest, in the state it was in some time before the polls closed, was just mentioned on Dr. Dean Edell (http://www.healthcentral.com/drdean/408/deanabout.html) US national medical talk radio show.

The pretty skeptical and mostly scientific doctor didn't mention the specific contestants -- did categorize some as about science and others about antiscience -- but used the issue to discuss the lack of significance in web polls, and the apparent existence of organized campaigns to influence poll results.

Jim
2007-Nov-10, 01:27 AM
"We are announcing a tie between Bad Astronomy Blog and Climate Audit, so there will be two winners in this category. Both blogs agree with this decision. We thank them both for helping resolve the issues that affected this poll as voting closed Thursday."

So, how pretty is the BA's sister?

(Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference.)

Fazor
2007-Nov-13, 02:46 PM
It's like kissing your sister? Didn't know that was an obscure reference.