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    Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Re: Mascot Challenge -- ISU vs. Michigan St.
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    Well, as of this posting...

    Iowa State - 369,297
    Mich. St. - 216,888

    ...we are about 152,408 votes ahead. 63% vs. 37%


    The above quote was at 4pm.
    Here it is 5 hours later...

    Iowa State - 448,065 55%
    Mich. St. - 366,599 45%

    Which means in that time span, we went from being ahead by 152,409 votes, to only 81,465 votes. That means that they have accumulated nearly 71,000 votes. I have been monitoring this thru out the afternoon, and it strikes me mildly ironic, how "their" numbers seem to jump an even 10,000 votes at the top of every hour. HMMMMMM!!!

    I hope the folks at CBS are catching all this too!

    Now it's :45 minutes later & we're only up by 67,235 votes... that's a 14,230 vote swing. (something just doesn't smell right!)



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Hmmm... i left my keyboard w/ a candle on enter the last couple hours while i was at graduation parties, I was expecting us to pull ahead a little bit more!



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Michigan State has probably some drone computers doing the work. Looks like we need either 2M more votes by 11:00 Friday. Has anyone contacted Colorado, Colrado State, Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas bulletin boards for help with instructions how to clean out cookies?


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Michigan State has probably some drone computers doing the work. Looks like we need either 2M more votes by 11:00 Friday. Has anyone contacted Colorado, Colrado State, Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas bulletin boards for help with instructions how to clean out cookies?
    On that note, maybe we should be contacting the Michigan boards for help. ;)


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Mich. St. out-voted their opponents by some very suspicious margins.

    Rnd 1 7,263 votes 78%
    Rnd 2 158,821 votes 50.2%
    Swt 16 28,277 votes 59%
    Elight 8 2,029,414 votes 50%

    Where were the 1 million votes in the earlier rounds?
    better question, ...where were the 158K+ votes in the sweet 16???


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    They just added more drones from their computer center. Looks like a popul;ation explosion occurred around their campus.


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    this is all very funny. You guys are complaining that thye are getting votes faster than you can generate them, while people are admitting to sitting there for hours at a time pumping out tens of thousands of votes. What is the difference between them doing this and you guys doing it? It sounds like they are just better cheaters.


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    this is all very funny. You guys are complaining that thye are getting votes faster than you can generate them, while people are admitting to sitting there for hours at a time pumping out tens of thousands of votes. What is the difference between them doing this and you guys doing it? It sounds like they are just better cheaters.
    When I do it I burn up to 2 calories per hour! I earn us votes not wuss out and have a few comp cycles generate them



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    this is all very funny. You guys are complaining that thye are getting votes faster than you can generate them, while people are admitting to sitting there for hours at a time pumping out tens of thousands of votes. What is the difference between them doing this and you guys doing it? It sounds like they are just better cheaters.
    Well, I guess I don't share the humor in it like you do. There's no problem sitting there racking up as many votes as you "humanly possibly" can. But when you have computers cycling the work for you, doesn't really make it fair for the other side. Witchita State was disqualified in the 1st round for doing it. I'd like to know how they were caught.



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    Well, I guess I don't share the humor in it like you do. There's no problem sitting there racking up as many votes as you "humanly possibly" can. But when you have computers cycling the work for you, doesn't really make it fair for the other side. Witchita State was disqualified in the 1st round for doing it. I'd like to know how they were caught.
    This is the DUMBEST thread I have read on this board. Let's assume for a second they have computers voting for them, which doesn't seem likely, but let's assume they do.

    Didn't the computer get invented at Iowa State?

    Don't we have some computer geeks that could do the same thing?

    At any rate given the vote totals between Arkansas and BYU, it would appear that this matchup between Iowa State and Michigan State is once again for the National Title.

    IMO: I would rather have won the Basketball Title than the Mascot Title.


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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by VII_Fe View Post
    This is the DUMBEST thread I have read on this board. Let's assume for a second they have computers voting for them, which doesn't seem likely, but let's assume they do.

    Didn't the computer get invented at Iowa State?

    Don't we have some computer geeks that could do the same thing?

    At any rate given the vote totals between Arkansas and BYU, it would appear that this matchup between Iowa State and Michigan State is once again for the National Title.

    IMO: I would rather have won the Basketball Title than the Mascot Title.
    For this being the DUMBEST thread you have ever read on this board, perhaps it's only fitting that you contributed. I believe that what people are saying is that they have been following the "vote-count-pattern" since the beginning. And literally dissected the pattern of votes as they update every 3-5 minutes, and apparently made fantastic jumps at the top of every hour. It looks as if our past vote counts appear to rise steadily, with no last minute marginal victories, or unimaginable numbers at the click of the "refresh" button. I don't follow stuff like this, but after reading alot of these arguments, it does seem mighty odd that Michigan State just barely rose to the level of votes they needed for a victory in the past. IMO, if we had as you put it (computer geeks) falsely generating tallies on the big-board, I think there would be a battle well into the millions by now.

    True, the world's first "electronic" computer was invented on the Iowa State campus in the late 1930's. As for the "Mascot Challenge" I think Mr. Shaw & his posse of basketball ref's are helping the Spartan faithful.



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    IMO, if we had as you put it (computer geeks) falsely generating tallies on the big-board, I think there would be a battle well into the millions by now.
    Total Votes: 1,335,863
    Iowa State: 48%
    Michigan State 52%

    To be completely honest here I think its probably safe to say each side has bots set up voting for their respective team. Especially since the total votes in our previous rounds were in the 20,000-50,000 range.



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    Re: Mascot Challenge - (Mich. St. must be cheating)

    Quote Originally Posted by pthebutcher View Post
    Total Votes: 1,335,863
    Iowa State: 48%
    Michigan State 52%

    To be completely honest here I think its probably safe to say each side has bots set up voting for their respective team. Especially since the total votes in our previous rounds were in the 20,000-50,000 range.
    I think you're completely wrong. Unless there is someone not from CF that is using a bot to vote for the Cyclones, we don't have one going. I and others have been watching vote tallies, and ours more or less go up at a steady (but inconsistent) pace. Theirs, however, goes up steadily within the hour and then jumps by 10 thousand votes at the top of every hour. This happens every time. We got out to an early lead because we had lots of people voting for a long time. For whatever reason, we don't have as many people voting now, whereas they have not only gotten people to vote but also obviously turned on at least one bot. If they were just catching up really fast, I wouldn't suspect anything other than they had more people than we did. This, however, is blatant. Accusing us of cheating doesn't make any sense.


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