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Which one should come in third place?
Tastiest Part of the Rabbit! PollPollPoll 12 66.67%
Light, which is faster that light! PollPollPoll 6 33.33%

Sick of polls yet?
... I don't want to talk about it. PollPollPoll 3 16.67%
Hell yes. PollPollPoll 2 11.11%
meh PollPollPoll 3 16.67%
I don't mind PollPollPoll 1 5.56%
I LOVE POLLS, MORE POLLZ PLZ! PollPollPoll 9 50.00%
Total Votes 19 100%
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Ok, which one should come third, that's all I ask.

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05-02-2007 at 08:21 AM
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I'm annoyed about the poll. I hope I don't sound egoistic now, but after the first poll I was 3rd (using the usual tie-breaker rules of needing more 10s/9s/... than the other enty). Now I'm fourth, while the actual 5th placed won the contest. That is so fair, especially because there wasn't a rule about "final polls" and stuff.
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We'll, it's all right. That was a fun contest. ;)

05-02-2007 at 03:44 PM
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Well I voted for you Meck Meck. Even though I still can't verify the claim, you were right that it had been reported (Nature article in '00), and it's more interesting than chocolate bunny ears (though not nearly as tasty.) Also Bunny Ears didn't fool near as many people: too easy to check.
05-02-2007 at 06:36 PM
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[annoyedguy]
I'm annoyed about the poll. I hope I don't sound egoistic now, but after the first poll I was 3rd (using the usual tie-breaker rules of needing more 10s/9s/... than the other enty). Now I'm fourth, while the actual 5th placed won the contest. That is so fair, especially because there wasn't a rule about "final polls" and stuff.
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To be honest, I was more than a little surprised myself--I stopped tracking the numbers especially carefully, and actually thought the previous followup poll was for second place, not for first. I yield to NiroZ's authority, of course, but I'll say that if the judges feel they need to reverse any decisions and give first place to someone other than me, I'm fine with that. I've won a few contests already, and really, all the prize I need was Eytan saying that he almost believed my bluff. :-)
05-02-2007 at 10:50 PM
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[annoyedguy]
I'm annoyed about the poll. I hope I don't sound egoistic now, but after the first poll I was 3rd (using the usual tie-breaker rules of needing more 10s/9s/... than the other enty). Now I'm fourth, while the actual 5th placed won the contest. That is so fair, especially because there wasn't a rule about "final polls" and stuff.
[/annoyedguy]

We'll, it's all right. That was a fun contest. ;)


Well I can't check the statistics behind the polls, but I know at least one person only voted in one poll and not the other, which means it's not really a fair poll. Seeing how different the votes were in the final round, I think I made the right decision. Of course, there's other explanations for the way things turned out, but I have no real way of knowing which one it is.

I'm annoyed at the ties as well though. Not a whole lot I can do about it though.

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05-02-2007 at 11:42 PM
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Remember the Grand Audition 2? Now THAT had a lot of polls! :lol

12 to be exact.
05-02-2007 at 11:46 PM
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