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Old July 1st, 2011, 05:58 PM   #661
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I'm going to properly recount the votes and weed out the phoney accounts which voted. Expect the semi finals to be up by Monday.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 06:08 PM   #662
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I'm going to properly recount the votes and weed out the phoney accounts which voted. Expect the semi finals to be up by Monday.
Thanks very much sir. You're doing a sterling job, and that will be super.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:57 AM   #663
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Now that the semi finalists have been announced, I hope all of us have learnt something from the very controversial quarter final round. By all measurable accounts, it is very clear now what 2 (or 3) skyscrapers that will advance to the final round, so hopefully the voting will reflect on that.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 03:44 AM   #664
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when will the semis start?
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:18 AM   #665
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:26 AM   #666
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I'm going to properly recount the votes and weed out the phoney accounts which voted. Expect the semi finals to be up by Monday.
Thank you. It's just sad seeing people trying to rig this contest.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:37 PM   #667
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Semis have already started. The best supertall will probably be the beach shack.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 03:24 PM   #668
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The final round will probably be Beach Shack vs. Petronas Towers.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 03:31 PM   #669
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I really don't think so, Mountain Hut is so much more modern and the elevation is just mind-boggling!
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:20 PM   #670
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I just did an extensive research on the voting and found a large number of votes cast by accounts which were all registered around the same time, all have 0 posts to their names and only voted for the one on one on the days of the semies. They are all registered with the same IP ranges and email domains. User name all have the same structure. Those are all clear signs someone or a group of people abused accounts just to rig a vote. I deleted all these votes and did a recount.

If someone thinks their vote got deleted, please send me a PM.

That resulted in the following end result for the quarter finals:

Burj Khalifa: was 879, after recount: 879
Willis Tower: was 791, after recount: 482

Chrysler Building: was 640, after recount: 631
Bank of China Tower: was 770, after recount: 442

Two IFC: was 444 , after recount: 314
Petronas Towers: was 935, after recount: 749

Guangzhou IFC: was 828, after recount: 390
Empire State Building: was 763, after recount: 761

That means that the semi finals will be Burj Khalifa vs Chrysler Building, and Petronas Towers vs. Empire State Building.

These will start Monday. From now on, only registered members with at least 5 posts to their name get to vote.

Cheers,
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:38 PM   #671
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Well done Jan. Seriously, that's truly stellar work dude. That's way way way less than I expected for GIFC, BoC and Sears, I never imagined there would be THAT much fakery.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:26 PM   #672
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i was ok either way with chrystler and BOC because those are both amazing but im happy that justice came for EMP that was just ridiculous.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:32 PM   #673
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Great job Jan. This is the perfect final four I think, and exactly the ones I would have chosen for the semis. May the best tower win.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:45 PM   #674
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Great job pal!
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:58 PM   #675
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Three of my fav buildings in the semi finals
Great job but I think Chrysler will lose against the burj and ESB against the twin towers
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 11:17 PM   #676
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excellent. most excellent. glad to see legitimacy was salvaged for this competition. at this point i dont really care who wins. just glad that this competition is fair again.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:16 AM   #677
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I just did an extensive research on the voting and found a large number of votes cast by accounts which were all registered around the same time, all have 0 posts to their names and only voted for the one on one on the days of the semies. They are all registered with the same IP ranges and email domains. User name all have the same structure. Those are all clear signs someone or a group of people abused accounts just to rig a vote. I deleted all these votes and did a recount.

If someone thinks their vote got deleted, please send me a PM.

That resulted in the following end result for the quarter finals:

Burj Khalifa: was 879, after recount: 879
Willis Tower: was 791, after recount: 482

Chrysler Building: was 640, after recount: 631
Bank of China Tower: was 770, after recount: 442

Two IFC: was 444 , after recount: 314
Petronas Towers: was 935, after recount: 749

Guangzhou IFC: was 828, after recount: 390
Empire State Building: was 763, after recount: 761

That means that the semi finals will be Burj Khalifa vs Chrysler Building, and Petronas Towers vs. Empire State Building.

These will start Monday. From now on, only registered members with at least 5 posts to their name get to vote.

Cheers,
Great work Jan, but holy shit - over 400 accounts created to rig the polls?
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:18 AM   #678
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Well done and thank you Jan, your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 05:40 AM   #679
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Awww, BoC is out.

Hopefully Petronas will win now.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 05:52 AM   #680
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I bet that they wanted to make Willis Tower win so the bank of china wouldn't have to compete with the Burj Khalifa.
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