If you can vote once a day, doen't that take all of the integrity out of the contest?
This "contest" was great until I found out you can vote Once a day..Its fixed and there will be no real winner. what a shame..
you can? wish we'd have known that!
BUT, for people who live in the same house or work in the same building, only one can vote.
WHAT????? YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY? THAT MAKES NO SENSE. THAT IS NOT A CONTEST THEN. ANYONE CAN GET THEIR PEOPLE TO VOTE ONE TIME A DAY..I KNOW ITS FOR FUN, BUT THAT MAKES IT FAKE..
That sucks, this was so cool. All you'd have to do is ask your people to vote everyday..Shame on you Heavy Planet, why can you vote everyday?
yeah this WAS cool. now meh... networks of people voting not fair. boo
You can vote once per day, per matchup, per region. We did this to keep the element of cheating out of the picture. So what everyone is saying is that it is okay to vote for your favorite band 1000 times per day if you want to? That is ridiculous and unfair to the other bands. It is up to each band to promote the contest in any way they can to get votes. Some do it better than others. We hope that anyone that has voted has found a new band that they wouldn't have heard otherwise. We do this in our free time and are here to promote every band that submits their band to Heavy Planet. We do not play favorites and if anyone thinks otherwise then shame on you! Please do not take the fun out of this contest because your favorite band may be "losing" their matchup. All of the bands are winners in our book.
Everyone is kinda right though, to be fair you should only get one vote per round..
This is a great idea, and I appreciate the work you have put into it. I think if you run it again next year, it might be cool if each voter had to click through and vote for each match up in a region, in order for their votes to register. That way, it wouldn't just be fans of a particular band voting only for their band-- as seems to be the case looking at the numbers. This would allow more people to discover the other bands they may not have taken the time to listen to otherwise, if they "had" to listen to them and make choices.
Thank you, but unfortunately you cannot force people to listen to music they do not want to listen to and that is a shame because there are some great bands in this tournament. My intentions were for people to listen to each band in each matchup and vote for their favorite, but apparantly that isn't always the case. The fans only voting for their favorite band and leaving are the one's missing out.
its all down to personal opinion at the end of the day, plus most bands get their fans to vote for them, not a bad thing at all....but people should be able to vote only once
Overall this has been a pretty positive experience. There's a 99% chance that we'll do this again next year. Of course we'll take any and all suggestions/comments under consideration. We thank everyone that has been checking this tourny out as well as discovering some new and cool bands.
Once a day voting is quite fair, better then these TV reality shows where people can vote many times. Of course even voting 1 time a day for 6-7 days doesn't cover all the votes...I have 5 people that live in the house, working off one computer, but only one vote will count. 3 of us are fans of one band and 2 of another, which then means we take turns (every other day) so it basically breaks down to 1 vote per person, per round or less. (Have 3 brothers that have NO computer access at all down the street...so they don't get to vote for the bands they go see all the time. Believe me, in the end the voting balances and then it is fair.
I found the most badass bands in this contest..Switchblade Jesus,King Giant,Shroud Eater,Tona,Threefold Law,Valley of the Sun,Burn Blue Sky, Ride the Sun,Ancient Warlocks, ETC..Thanks, Larry Lerro BOSS302
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