in reply to Avoiding multiple voting

I think the monastery use an IP based system,
but it's not foolproof and you will block all the people behind the same router
(in the case of lan doing NAT behind a router )
after the first vote...

Forget cookies or UserAgent or referers...(too easy to delete/fake IMHO)

A possible way could be to have a challenge with one part computed by the client (java class?)
with client hardware's info as part of the computation to ensure uniqueness
I've never went into this although, I was just wondering...

UPDATE : To step away from theory, and give more details :

"Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)