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Casting One's Vote in the Boothe of Voting (twice)

by mischief (Hermit)
on Nov 28, 2000 at 15:18 UTC ( #43645=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Maybe the voting code should check whether a particular user has voted before or not? I voted at home this morning, and just found that I can vote again from work now, even though I was / am logged in both times.

I demand a recount!

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Re: Casting One's Vote in the Boothe of Voting (twice)
by t0mas (Priest) on Nov 28, 2000 at 16:22 UTC
    The "Best part of Thanksgiving" is a typical American thing... and we all know how hard times the Americans have with voting theese days.
    All votes will be counted by hand a couple of times, and after a some rounds in the court, we'll have the official numbers of the "Best part of Thanksgiving" poll. So please be patient. :)

    Do I need to say that I put my vote on "The fact that I'm not an American and don't celebrate that bloody holiday".

    /brother t0mas
      It's not that Americans don't know how to vote/count, it's that certain people refuse to accept the results. Al Gore, Admit Defeat! (yes, I do support Bush)

      - p u n k k i d
      "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein

(jcwren) Re: Casting One's Vote in the Boothe of Voting (twice)
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 28, 2000 at 17:11 UTC

    It appears to be IP based. I voted several days ago, tried again just now and at the top of the graph is the message:

    You have already voted from that IP (

    You'll notice that Anonymous Monk is capable of voting, which means it can't be purely login based.


    e-mail jcwren
      Which I had just logged out to prove, and thus demonstrating early monring incompetence, forgot to log back in to post.


      e-mail jcwren
      Does that mean that since my company works through a proxy, that only one of us can vote? Since I haven't been mysteriously blocked, I guess the other Perl addicts don't vote (or don't vote faster then me). Hmmmm. Gotta tell them to come here again.

      =Blue might be eaten by a grue...

        Perhaps we can argue that voting is only for logged-in monks, or maybe AnonMonk gets only one vote. Then we can get one vote per monk, not one vote per IP.

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Re: Casting One's Vote... (stuffing turkeys, not ballot boxes)
by ybiC (Prior) on Nov 28, 2000 at 16:46 UTC
    I believe you can (Voting Booth poll) vote as many times as you like, but only your first vote counts toward the results.

    Update: Well, mischief - I sit corrected.   A while back I noticed almost the same thing, except I could vote several times from the same IP and only the first counted.   Either vroom tweaked the Voting Booth a bit, or I'm delusional.   I hope those two are mutually exclusive {grin}
        striving for Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")

      I don't think so - before I voted there was 243 votes, and straight after voting there was 244. Unless someone else voted at the same time as me (which I guess is entirely possible,) both my votes from home and work were counted. If I try and vote again from here it tells me that I have already voted from this IP - does this imply that it's OK to vote again from another IP? I think Mr Gore would have something to say about this.
Re: Casting One's Vote in the Boothe of Voting (twice)
by neophyte (Curate) on Nov 28, 2000 at 15:52 UTC
    This mornings votes might have been yesterdays votes.
    When I'm in the office early, I don't have any votes, because I usually spend all my votes during the day. After an hour or so the significant date changes and I get new votes.
    Or were you able to vote on the very same nodes again?


    I wish the coffee-machine would be a bit faster ...
    I do not seem to be quite awake this morning.
      I think he means the Voting Booth (eg "Best part of Thanksgiving"), not the XP-based voting on nodes.

        Of course he does ... stupid me.

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