Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wondering Wednesday: Ballot Stuffing
So I've been watching the voting over at the Zeus Excuse for Mr. Litterbox with some interest, being young and having never voted before Miss Litterbox. These are the first contests that I've ever seen that actually allows ballot stuffing! I always thought that was illegal or something. So I tried to reason it out. One of the reasons Zeus decided to hold the contest is all the boys whined that they couldn't enter Miss Litterbox. Interestingly, Zeus also allowed as many votes as you wanted to do in Miss Litterbox too, but it wasn't done in the comments field, it was done using Free Online surveys, so we couldn't see all the votes. So who knows what happened there. At least in Mr. Litterbox, the aggregious ballot stuffing is transparent for all to see. In fact, there were 252 votes placed last time I looked in the comments, compared to 22 comments for Miss Litterbox! Now, is this a guy thing? Is it win at all costs? Or is it more indicative of the American way that we can expect in the comming election? The candidate with the most resources (i.e. money) to get the most voters out wins, regardless of how it is done? What happened to one kitty, one vote? Or you could look at it as a way to level the playing field. Not all kitties have the resources that, say, Skeezix has (although he is whining the most...) to make a glam entry, but they can get all their friends out to vote for them.
So, my question, my fellow catizens, is this: Is this fair? And what do you think about it? Or is it good that this time Zeus let us see what was going on, so we could question our own motives? Do cats really have motives or really care? I mean, we are cats after all. It can't be any worse than what the beans do. Or should we be above them? I think this is important as Chey and Latte launch their campaign.
This is a scientific survey. Post your response in the comments, and I'll post a summary when Mr. Litterbox is announced. This will help me in working on my MzD practice my analytical skills, and using special meezer statistical techniques.