Thursday, August 13, 2009

Is it a Crime to Vote More Than Once?

With the Rating of Texas Indy Promotions in full swing here at I was somewhat distressed when a friend who with more computer skills than I told me that he had identified one worker who has voted for his own promotion “at least eight times.” I don’t know how my friend was able to determine this, but allegedly the wrestler does not deny it.

I don’t know if it’s true. I’m not sure if I should care. While I have no problems with promotions, promoters, wrestlers and fans reposting the link on their own pages or in bulletins in an effort to get more votes for their favorite promotions, I do find it dishonest for any individual to find a way to vote excessively. That would include asking people who never even go to a wrestling show to vote.

In contrast, the ability to inspire fanatical support is part of the equation in determining a successful promotion. That is after all what the word promote entails. I strongly encourage promotions, promoters, wrestlers and fans to spread the word concerning the ratings here at – The more people who participate honestly in the ratings, the less chance that some less than honest individuals will corrupt the results.

I will be rethinking how to use the ratings and if I should publish some sort of “final results” or “Rankings”

Until that time, don’t let your favorite promotion go unrepresented.

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