Usually heir votes go like this: most the votes are in within the first 24 hours, then slowly more votes trickle in from ten to twenty a day. The most I have ever gotten with a Danevbie vote is 157 votes. The most I have ever gotten in general is 211 votes for a multiple vote allowed vote.
Currently gen eight has 227 votes.
At first I was so excited to see so many votes yesterday but then last night I noticed something odd. Reeny and Arty would constantly get more votes in chunks of two. I refreshed it like, every few minutes and they would each have multiple more votes. I was very curious but decided to wait.
I woke up tonight to have nearly a hundred new votes. For a split second I was happy then realization hit me that most likely there were a couple people multiple voting. Which is not allowed. I have it blocked for multiple voting but there are ways around it and I am quite certain this has happened.
Now, I do not have any evidence. Just my suspicions based on how the voting has gone. Maybe it all has been completely fair. Maybe it was all just coincidence. But something about it doesn’t feel right. The way they were getting votes last night and the huge jump ahead today. They each have 90-some votes. I do not have that many readers! And even if some people were asking friends and relatives to vote, it should account for so many extra votes in my opinion.
I’ve been thinking for a couple hours what to do. Have a new poll with all four, have a new poll with just Reeny and Arty, have a new poll with just A. and Piotr or… roll the dice to determine the heir. I didn’t want to do the latter because I really wanted my readers to decide but I just don’t know if a new poll would work.
Other options, such as people commenting the heir they want, doesn’t seem fair either since not everyone has a wordpress account and if I include anonymous voting then people could just pretend to be multiple people.
I talked to both my parents and they said rolling the dice seems to be the only fair way. I don’t want to do this but I think I might have to. I hate to do this on short notice but I think Sunday night is the best choice… no matter what time I do this, people won’t be on.
So in an hour–10pm est Sunday February 15th–I am gonna livestream a random number generator to choose the heir. I will also record this and post it on youtube for those who can’t make it to see.
I will post about it again on here at 9:50 about ten minutes before I do it, but if you want the link now for some reason here you go: http://www.twitch.tv/serindeppity
I am SO sorry it had to come down to this but I am quite sure someone or two someones or whatever were voting multiple times and I don’t like that. I know people are gonna be upset by this… I am personally livid about this. But having someone win by cheating is not how I want the next heir to be chosen. I’d rather have it go down to luck so… yep.
Again I am sorry. I hope you guys understand.