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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:22 AM   #681
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:41 AM   #682
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Sad there was so much cheating going on for BoC, it really is a stellar skyscraper.

Glad to see the new results though, each one of those skyscrapers deserves to be up there now. Wish it would have come sooner in the contest. RIP ICC and SWFC
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:43 AM   #683
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i love Boc so much..so sad it loose to chrysler..
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:57 AM   #684
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Its ok SWFC lost to Chrysler too...
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:08 AM   #685
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I'm a lurker but I did sign up to vote in the contest. I hope my votes didn't get deleted due to my lack of forum posts.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:11 AM   #686
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^ If your vote was deleted today, then your account would have been banned along with the other 449 that got banned today, so you're good. But you need 6 posts in order to vote from now on. Sorry about that.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:11 AM   #687
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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.

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Amazing Work , Thank you so much

Incredible, how much fake votes to the Sears Tower. Nothing to said about BOC, and IFC, the Empire State Rock it!

So this is, the end, what I think is gonna happen? Burj Khalifa vs Empire State at the final
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:13 AM   #688
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That stipulation actually makes sense with all things considered. I supposed I'll just have to make a few posts.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:14 AM   #689
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^ Thanks, just 4 more to go. And welcome by the way.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:18 AM   #690
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Thanks for the welcome. I should find an avatar suitable for this forum. Something NYC related.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:20 AM   #691
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:20 AM   #692
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A quick Google search for the Mets did the trick.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 08:06 AM   #693
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excellent. And the post requirements should eliminate a lot of the cheating.

But seriously, who has the time or the dedication to this tourney to create so many fake accounts?
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 08:31 AM   #694
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excellent. And the post requirements should eliminate a lot of the cheating.

But seriously, who has the time or the dedication to this tourney to create so many fake accounts?
Since they said that the usernames all had the same sort of structure, I assume that someone wrote a script to do it - which also requires a fair amount of work, but not as much as creating all the accounts individually.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 09:15 AM   #695
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lol someone created a script to cheat in a skyscraper contest. so sad.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 03:43 PM   #696
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Good work Jan.

..even though I wanted GIFC to win
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 03:49 PM   #697
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Good that the fake votes have been cleared.

Still though the contest partly wasn't about architecture anymore anyway. I bet a lot of people voted for a skraper just because of its nationality. (alright alright I just hate to see BoC losing against Chrysler )
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:07 PM   #698
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Good grief! So many fake votes! Thank you Jan for making this tournament fair again.

And by the way I voted for BOC, hence I'm a bit disappointed that it lost. But on the other hand it's no big deal as Chrysler is such an amazing skyscraper that definitely deserves to be in the semi- finals.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #699
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There were two points I have been observing in this competition which, as a skyscraper and architecture fan, have disappointed me.

The first one is, of course, fake voting. That is self explanatory.

However the other thing that leaves me surprised is that people don't actually vote for the qualities of the building from an rchitectural point of view but rather its 'image' and 'icon'. I have been a skyscraper fan since I was about 5 and so I am today more than 20 years on. I have never understood why some skyscrapers are rated so highly by so many people. I mean that massive and tasteless spire on ESB is horrendous! It was built solely for the purpose of height and wasn't even implemented in a tasteful manner (which, e.g., Petronas did much better). I think it is good to distinguish what is truly great architecture from 'image' and 'icon' created by popular media and advertising yet the actual architecture is tasteless and unsophisticated. That, to be honest, disappoints me even more than the fake voting because delusional opinions are more dangerous than the fake ones.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:38 PM   #700
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Goshh. So many fake vote. Just glad mine's was not deleted. And I still need a couple more post to compete for the semi voting. Hope what I'm doing now is not considered as spamming...
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