I would assume the votes got reset for the same reason we lost some topics. Some sort of big dataloss or something somewhere.<P>Anyway, I think the new voting inticement 'button' is great, even if it does show up in the middle of the page as I open it. *l* Should be enticing enough.
<P>Just a few late evening and tired words about a discussion in the lost topic that preceeded this one, namely about fooling the voting system. I could make a big story out of this, but I won't it's late... So I'll come straight to my point:
If you manage to fool the voting system, you've successfully broken it. That's all very well done, and clever, but who actually won there? Not Angie, for sure, she's proud to be at the top right now, but what does it mean if it means your readers are better at breaking the thing? The only one winning is the one doing the fooling, and that is <I>not</I> what this top 99 is for.
Let's keep the voting fair, shall we?
<P>(Wouldn't want a repeat of the 'Vote for your favourite cartoon' fiasco Gargoyles was a part of. It merely won cause fans of nearly all the other programs kicked each other out of the race with automatic voting programs.)