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Yourchoice

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:57 pm
by Justinpie
Heh, I noticed that the hardest choice to draw is winning by a landslide.

Thank you, DEAR.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:45 pm
by KathleenJ
*votevotevote*

Voter Fraud

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:04 pm
by Al_fayyed
Seeing as I just spent three hours doing math in Justin's forum about voter fraud and intimidation, I have to ask:

Would it be bad of me to vote more than once? I've been holding myself back, trying to keep the sanctity of this grand experiment, but I kind of am attached to a particular outcome. What's your take?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 5:14 pm
by Justinpie
The voting poll is cookiefied to go into lockdown for only 24 hours after you've voted, so you can actually vote five times a week if you want. If someone wants to go through the trouble of alternating computers or clearing their browser cache to squeeze some extra votes in, however, they deserve the extra votes, in my opinion
(not sure about Kathleen's take on it, and she automatically wins).

Seeing a higher number of votes makes me feel more loved.

Poll Fraud

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 6:56 pm
by Al_fayyed
Remember when you had that old poll, and I showed you how you could increment the poll values by running a query string to the page displaying the poll itself, and then just reloading it over and over and over again? It might take some serious hacking, but...

...actually, the whole thing's in Perl, meaning it's interpreted on the server's computer and I'd really have to do some hacking to change things. It's also keyed to IP, so clearing the browser cache won't work -- I tried spoofing it with Internet Explorer instead of the usual Netscape Navigator and it saw through me.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:51 pm
by KathleenJ
Yeah, I'd tend to think that if someone cares enough to go back and vote multiple times, or figures out how to screw the system a bit, it's not a big deal - more power to them. We're not electing the leader of the free world. I actually preferred that style of poll (now discontinued) that I had on my site a while back, where there was no cookie limitation on voting. I like seeing higher numbers of votes too, just like I like high site traffic statistics even when they're irrelevant or deceptive.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:28 pm
by EteRock
kathleenJ wrote:I like seeing higher numbers of votes too, just like I like high site traffic statistics even when they're irrelevant or deceptive.



Nothing wrong with the beautiful beautiful delusion :)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 12:35 am
by Dalhar
By the by:
How far do you plan ahead on this strip?
A month? A year?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:04 am
by KathleenJ
If you mean Your Choice, we don't plan it at all. That's the whole nature of it - we couldn't plan if we wanted to. We just go by the votes.
If you mean my regular comic, plans are always floating around in my mind months in advance, but rarely in a set form or order.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:55 am
by Dalhar
Your Choice, of course! :raspberry: :P

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 6:26 pm
by KathleenJ
Hey, right now I get to plan one for monday...woo!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 6:02 am
by Dalhar
And quite some task we chose for you, too! :D

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:14 am
by Justinpie
It's up now, and she's fancied it up with smoke effects!

WARNING: Do not expect this kind of effort on my week.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:10 am
by KathleenJ
Gah, lousy nonworking site!
*pout*
It's not letting people see the cheesy smoke I threw together at one in the morning last night!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:54 am
by Al_fayyed
See, you don't want to swallow a stack of twenties all at once. One at a time, in little rolled up straws, would probably work better.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:26 am
by Justinpie
If we were smart, we'd have it mirrored on one of our Keen or Topcities sites until everything got fixed, since we only need to update it once a week and the voting poll runs independent of the webpage itself.

I post this here only because I'm sure I will forget ever thinking of this by the time I get home.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:57 pm
by KathleenJ
al_fayyed wrote:See, you don't want to swallow a stack of twenties all at once. One at a time, in little rolled up straws, would probably work better.

Heh, maybe not thinking things through is this character's fatal flaw, and she'll become some kind of Shakespearian tragic hero.
Or maybe she's just an idiot.
Also, the mirror site is a good idea - we could still do it. Let us celebrate this with the adding of chocolate to milk.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:23 pm
by Al_fayyed
kathleenJ wrote:Heh, maybe not thinking things through is this character's fatal flaw, and she'll become some kind of Shakespearian tragic hero.


Tragic heroine! Tragic heroine!

Wow, that's a writing task for you right there -- how do you develop and emphasize a character whose actions are chosen by others?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:25 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6185
al_fayyed wrote:Wow, that's a writing task for you right there -- how do you develop and emphasize a character whose actions are chosen by others?


They still have creative control on the actions that we vote on.

Incidentally, How are the actions chosen. Do you both decide or does the person who made the previous strip make the new actions or is it something else.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:40 pm
by KathleenJ
It's up to whoever draws that week's comic to update both comic and poll. But there's always consulting back and forth.
We'll just see how this character develops! I think the poll choices and the creative control are about equal in their effect, and no matter what, we're in for some strange happenings.